Prominent Inner Mongolian rights activist Hada, his wife and son have disappeared into detention in an unknown location.
The Cuban authorities have prevented Guillermo Fariñas from leaving Cuba to accept the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in France.
A threatened forced eviction of thousands living next to Accra's railways lines may happen with 'total disregard' for Ghana's human rights obligations.
Australia's new policy to transfer prisoners it holds in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could put detainees at risk of torture and ill-treatment.
A profile of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner by China specialist Jean-Philippe Béja.
Former military official Tomislav Merčep is accused of responsibility for serious human rights abuses committed during the 1991-95 conflict.
State-controlled channel Press TV is to broadcast a new "confession" by Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who faces possible execution.
After attending the ceremony Amnesty International has welcomed the awarding of this year's prize to jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
Footage aired by a UK news programme allegedly shows evidence of war crimes by Sri Lankan soldiers in the closing days of the war.
Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.
Hundreds of activists have been being detained, interrogated, or arrested in advance of the event honouring jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
The wife of a British man held without charge in Iraq for a year is calling on the UK government to step up its efforts to secure the release of her husband.
China has been 'arm-twisting' governments to stop them attending the award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International says.
Dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis have issued a religious ruling banning Jews from leasing or selling properties to Arabs.
At least 20 people have been shot dead in violent incidents following the country's presidential elections.
Sent to an Arctic penal colony for a crime he didn’t commit, Russian prisoner Igor Sutyagin lived for a few minutes in “the free world” with every postcard he received from supporters during his eleven years in jail.
Jawad al-Bolani condemned for parading the 39 men before journalists, handcuffed and clad in orange jumpsuits and calling for their swift execution.
Eyewitnesses give accounts of the armed attack on the offices of presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara which left at least four dead and several wounded.
An ailing Chinese AIDS activist is at risk of being detained indefinitely on trumped up charges due to a legal loophole.
A leaked cable confirms images released by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen that killed dozens of local residents.