Two years after Syrians rose in peaceful protest against their government, the country is mired in a bloody conflict with both sides responsible for war crimes, Amnesty International found in two briefings released today.
A Cambodian court’s decision to overturn a two-decade prison sentence against a prominent journalist is a positive step for freedom of expression in the country.
A year after executing two men, authorities in Belarus still fail to reveal where they have been burried.
Seven men are executed in Saudi Arabia after allegedly being forced to “confess” to charges of armed robbery.
Arms supplied by the world’s major powers are among those contributing to the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives and blighting the livelihoods of millions of people every year.
A newspaper editor was charged with defamation in Libya after publishing a list of judges allegedly involved in corruption.
A new report examines a grim cycle of human rights abuses in Iraq, ten years after a US-led invasion toppled the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein.
Amnesty International’s arms expert Brian Wood explains how the uncontrolled flow of arms is ruining millions of lives and how it can be stopped.
One of the organizers of a peaceful protest in Azerbaijan goes missing as authorities intensify a crackdown on dissent ahead of the Presidential elections in October.
Two human rights activists are sentenced to five and 10 years’ imprisonment in Saudi Arabia as punishment for their work.
The alert issued by Zimbabwe police on state television implying that prominent human rights defender Jestina Mukoko was on the run from the law is a new low in the recent crackdown on dissent.
A TV station in Tripoli was attacked after it broadcasted a debate about a law that would ban those who held office during the al-Gaddafi years from participating in public institutions.
Analysis of new satellite images shows the North Korean government is blurring the lines between its political prison camps and the surrounding population.
At least 200,000 people die every year as an indirect result of conflicts frequently fuelled by the uncontrolled flow of small arms. Many of them are women. Three activists spoke to Amnesty International about the importance of an international Arms Trade Treaty.
No one knows the global arms trade’s devastating effects more vividly than those who live and work on the front lines of armed conflict and in areas ravaged by small arms violence.
The Upper House of parliament in Egypt prepares to debate laws that would severely restrict the work of independent civil society organizations and limit freedom of assembly.
A mother of four and housewife found herself up caught up in Mexico's “war on drugs” and was tortured and sexually abused. Over two years on, no one has been held to account.
Disturbing video footage apparently showing the torture of prisoners in Fiji must be urgently investigated.
Seven men are due to be executed in Saudi Arabia next week after being allegedly tortured into “confessing” to a crime. Here, five reasons why the death penalty is never the answer.
A journalist in Cambodia is due to face an appeal tomorrow, after being sentenced to 20 years in prison on 1 October 2012 for anti-state offences.