19 July 2010
Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.
16 July 2010
Armed police officers round people up at refugee settlements in the south west of the country and force them on to trucks back to Rwanda.
15 July 2010
Amputation and other major surgeries carried out without anaesthesia are just one indication of the dire state of North Korea’s healthcare system.
A year ago, Natalia Estemirova of the Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial was abducted outside her home in Grozny in the Chechen Republic and killed.
Residents and market traders from the Kabete NITD slum in Nairobi have told Amnesty International how local authorities destroyed their homes and livelihoods, leaving many struggling to survive.
Crippling food shortages exacerbated by government policies in North Korea have caused widespread illness as thousands are forced to survive on so-called "wild foods" such as grass and tree bark.
Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute.
The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.
14 July 2010
Musaad Abu Fagr was detained without trial for almost three years over protests against the demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.
13 July 2010
The Tunisian authorities should end their subversion of human rights organizations and dissenting groups by infiltrating them and provoking turmoil, Amnesty International has said.