A new Amnesty International report explores the scandal of Poland's involvement in CIA secret detention practices.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
Despite new Criminal Code procedures, Ukrainian police are still getting away with shocking amounts of torture and beatings.
Since the conviction of members of the punk band, Russia has adopted several new laws targeting activists and those critical of the authorities.
Milan Appeals Court has ruled that two former top Italian intelligence officials and three agents were involved in the kidnapping and rendition of Egyptian national Abu Omar.
The ban on videos of the group's protest in a Moscow cathedral last year, highlights an escalating clampdown on freedom of expression.
Scores of activists were detained and five sentenced to prison following a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan on Saturday.
Overnight police raids in several Turkish cities have resulted in the arrest of 15 human rights lawyers known for defending individuals’ right to freedom of speech and victims of police violence.
Today’s decision by a Russian court not to allow Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina to defer serving her sentence compounds the injustice already meted out to the jailed punk singer.
Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a milestone in the fight against impunity for US-led secret detention programmes.
In countries across Europe, excessive use of force by police against protesters goes uninvestigated and unpunished.
A new Amnesty International report slams the UK government’s plans for a substantial extension of the use of secret evidence in the justice system.
Two prison guards and a prison director have been given life in prison for torturing political activist Engin Çeber to death in a Turkish prison in October 2008.
Another Azerbaijani youth activist has been detained as part of a post-Eurovision crackdown on dissent.
Almost four years to the day since Turkish activist Engin Çeber died in custody, a court will rule whether police and prison guards had a role in the torture that allegedly killed him.
Belarusian authorities are attempting to suppress opposition voices ahead of upcoming elections.
A Russian court's decision today to jail members of the punk rock protest band Pussy Riot is a bitter blow for freedom of expression in the country.
Such attacks are unacceptable and the authorities must do all within their power to calm their rise.
A large number of the 7,500 foreign nationals arrested in Athens over the last few days reported to be of Asian, African and North African origin.
Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.