A key human rights bill passed by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan can help tackle abuses in the country.
As many as 10,000 displaced civilians are sheltering in a Catholic Mission in the town of Duékoué amid fierce fighting, 3km from the UN forces' camp.
Mikita Likhavid, 20, is sentenced to three years and six months in a labour colony on charges of "mass disorder" for peacefully participating in post-election protests.
Graphics displaying death penalty statistics for 2010.
Libyan authorities must investigate Eman al-Obeidi's rape allegations, reveal her whereabouts and guarantee her safety
The Syrian government's pledge to lift the country's long-standing state of emergency must be swiftly backed up with concrete steps, Amnesty International said.
The decision comes amid concern at mass human rights violations committed during an ongoing crackdown on dissent and an increased use of the death penalty.
Liu Xianbin convicted of 'inciting subversion' for writing articles critical of the government, in a trial lasting only a few hours.
At least 55 people are believed to have been killed during a week of unrest in and around the Syrian town of Dera’a, Amnesty International said today.
The Syrian government must ensure its security forces end attacks on protesters and others during ongoing unrest, Amnesty International says amid reports of mass casualties.
The Hungarian authorities must act to aid victims of racially motivated attacks, Amnesty International said ahead of the Budapest trial tomorrow of four people suspected over a series of killings of Roma.
Private Bradley Manning has been held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day and subjected to other unreasonable restrictions since July 2010.
Security forces must be stopped from using heavy handed tactics at tomorrow’s demonstration in Sana'a, dubbed the “Friday of Departure”.
Veteran democracy activist Liu Xianbin is being tried for 'subversion' tomorrow, only a few years after finishing his previous prison term.
Women protesters cleared from Tahrir Square on 9 March were forced to have ‘virginity tests' after being beaten and given electric shocks by soldiers.
Authorities urged to halt the evictions by security forces which have so far left 2,500 people homeless and resulted in the death of one man.
Amnesty International condems deadly attack on a mosque by Syrian security forces as suspected dissidents are rounded up.
More than 100 detained or intimidated since February by security forces, following online calls for a Chinese 'Jasmine Revolution'.
Authorities urged not to force activists into exile after José Ferrer and Félix Navarro, the final two from a group of 75 detained in March 2003, were freed.