Amnesty International today urged the Brazilian authorities to act proportionately and within the law in their response to the wave of criminal gang violence that has swept Rio de Janeiro over the last week.
Amnesty International today urged Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential candidates to calm their supporters and avoid inflammatory statements, amid outbursts of violence ahead of the country’s second round of presidential elections this Sunday.
The treaty will enter into force on 23 December, after Iraq became the 20th country to ratify it.
Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli authorities following the demolition of a Bedouin village in southern Israel for the seventh time since July.
Amnesty International has condemned a bomb attack in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 17 people and injured 15 as they travelled to celebrate a Shi’a festival in the northern town of al-Zahir.
Amnesty International calls on the Philippine authorities to ensure timely justice for the Maguindanao massacre, and to abolish the private armies that continue to operate one year after the killings.
Following Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest, Amnesty International profiles four other prisoners of conscience whose combined sentences come to 229 years in prison.
The arrest of parliamentary candidate Bakhtiyar Hajiyev followed the release earlier this week of youth activists, bloggers, and prisoners of conscience Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade.
Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman in a skip.
Leaders urged to improve accountability for Afghan and international military forces and tackle arbitrary detention and torture.
Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh has been detained since his arrest in April for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.
Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
The USA urged to ensure all remaining detainees are tried in federal court – not in military commissions – or immediately released, following the conviction of Ahmed Ghailani.
Kareem Amer was freed after completing a four-year prison term for allegedly criticizing President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's al-Azhar religious authorities and Islam in a blog.
Several people have died and over 50 people have been arbitrarily detained as military and police use excessive force as part of a post-election crackdown.
Online activist Cheng Jianping was sentenced after having retweeted a satirical suggestion that the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo be attacked.
Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today.
The family of Ahmed Shaaban, a 19-year-old man, allege that he died after being tortured and physically abused by police officers in Alexandria.
Some of 23 detainees say they have been beaten, deprived of sleep and forced to stand for long periods in reprisal for previous torture claims.
Full and public disclosure needed about alleged abuses against people held overseas during counter-terrorism operations after news that some are to receive compensation.