Authorities urged to conduct an investigation into the deaths of scores of prisoners who were killed in horrific circumstances.
Haytham al-Maleh, 79, was freed a day after President Bashar al-Assad issued an amnesty for several categories of prisoners, including those aged over 70.
Authorities urged to stop the high numbers of women being killed across the country and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice, ahead of International Women's Day.
An ethnic Uighur website manager who was sentenced to seven years in jail in China after a secret trial is the latest in a series of Uighur writers imprisoned for peaceful expression of cultural or political views.
Government called upon to ensure the right to freedom of assembly and allow planned demonstrations to go ahead amid calls for reform in the country.
Activists say they have been detained, tortured and refused access to legal advice as part of a clampdown ahead of this Friday's protest.
Large parts of the country are now suffering from poor sanitation and disrupted medical facilities, according to information gathered by Amnesty International.
Former colonel Kaddour Terhzaz was sentenced to 12 years in jail after he wrote to the country's monarch complaining about the treatment of former air force pilots.
Libyan medical teams tell Amnesty International how they came under fire from pro-Gaddafi security forces while carrying out their work.
The executions come four weeks after President Ma Ying-jeou formally apologised for the execution of an innocent man in 1997.
Journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa have been beaten or detained by security officers.
The UN General Assembly unanimously voted for the suspension following a crackdown on protesters in the country which has reportedly led to the deaths of hundreds of people.
Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian member of the cabinet and one of few politicians calling for changes to controversial blasphemy laws, died after gunmen attacked his car.
Amnesty International has warned of a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of migrants leave the country during continuing unrest.
Amr Abdallah Al Beheiry was sentenced to five years for apparently for exercising his right to peaceful protest during demonstrations at the weekend.
Amnesty International urges authorities in Côte d'Ivoire to protect the population as tens of thousands of people were forced to flee heavy gunfire amid intensified fighting across the country.
Control Arms Coalition calls on countries meeting at the UN in New York this week to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.
Council refers Libya to the International Criminal Court after a plea from the country's own UN delegation, which says it no longer represents Col al-Gaddafi.
Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.
Amnesty International calls on the Omani authorities to rein in their security forces after at least two people were reported to have been killed when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-government protesters over the weekend.