Amnesty International has urged the Algerian authorities not to use excessive force during protests planned for February 12.
Two men who were seriously wounded on the opening day of anti-government demonstrations in Cairo have told Amnesty International they believed the security forces' intention was to crush the protests from their onset.
Jabbar Savalan was detained and a fellow member of the Azerbaijan Popular Front Party's youth group was questioned after using Facebook to call for anti-government protests.
Amnesty International's Secretary General Salil Shetty congratulates the protesters for their 'extraordinary courage'.
Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to investigate the whereabouts of three relatives of a murdered human rights activist who were abducted this week.
Authorities urged to end 30 years of repressive emergency rule and allow ordinary Egyptians to fully participate in shaping the country's future.
Amnesty International calls on the United Arab Emirates’ authorities to disclose the legal status and whereabouts of a man arrested apparently for expressing support for demonstrators in Egypt and Tunisia.
The Thai authorities should drop all charges against human rights defender and web forum moderator Chiranuch Premchaiporn, whose trial continues this week.
A brief guide to the situation in Egypt, Tunisia and other states in the region.
A Libyan writer and political commentator arrested last week and accused of a driving offence appears to have been targeted for calling for peaceful protests in the country, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International urges the Indonesian government to investigate the killings of three members of a religious minority group by a mob on the island of Java this weekend.
Ten prisoners of conscience remain detained by the authorities after Guido Sigler Amaya was freed on Friday.
Former US president George W. Bush reportedly cancels a planned visit to Geneva, ahead of expected protests and possible legal action against the former president.
Amnesty International warns that a Google employee reportedly arrested in Cairo during mass protests is facing a serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment by Egyptian security forces.
Amnesty International condemns the imprisonment of two Rwandan journalists who criticized president Paul Kagame ahead of last year’s elections.
Amnesty International calls for investigation after 35 human rights activists and journalists, including two staff members from the organization, are freed following almost two days in military custody.
Two Amnesty International staff members are believed to be held by military police, while other human rights activists have been detained and journalists harassed.
Walid Yunis Ahmad has recently been charged with terrorism-related offences that he is alleged to have committed in 2009 when he had already been in prison for over nine years.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch call on the authorities to reveal the whereabouts of over 30 people arrested during a raid on law center in Cairo.
Omar Suleiman urged to stop the violence unleashed by pro-government supporters in Cairo and across the country amid fresh reports of a renewed crackdown on journalists and activists.