4 March 2010
Hengameh Shahidi began a six-year sentence last week, for charges relating to her political work in the wake of last year's disputed presidential election.
3 March 2010
Journalist Aquiles Zonio, one of only three survivors of the Maguindanao massacre, tells of his narrow escape and the continuing climate of fear in the region.
2 March 2010
Vadim Karastelev, who has been campaigning for police reform and against corruption, was severely beaten by two men outside his home in Novorossisk.
26 February 2010
Amnesty International has adopted its 55th prisoner of conscience in Cuba and urged President Raúl Castro to release him immediately and unconditionally.
A new law restricting the distribution of public information relating to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people enters into force next week.
25 February 2010
Speaking at an anti-death penalty summit in Geneva, Amnesty International's interim Secretary General Claudio Cordone hailed global efforts but said more needs to be done.
In a five to four ruling, the Court stated that capital punishment did not violate "human dignity and worth" protected in the Constitution.
Unrest across the country is linked to calls from supporters of President Gbagbo, for tens of thousands of "foreigners" to be excluded from the electoral roll.
24 February 2010
At a Council of Europe meeting last week, member states voiced support for proposals that individuals should pay to file an application with the Court.
Amnesty International has urged President Raúl Castro to release all prisoners of conscience after Orlando Zapata Tamayo died in Havana on Monday.