Amnesty International has described the Indian government’s decision to reject the bauxite mine project in Orissa’s Niyamgiri Hills as a landmark victory for the human rights of Indigenous communities.
Amnesty International research details how during the country's recent elections, 12 people were slapped, kicked and hit, at times with batons, while in detention.
If passed, the amendments would remove the death penalty from white collar crimes such as tax fraud, which already rarely receive the punishment.
Convicted after an unfair trial of attempting to assassinate the country's President, the men were sentenced and immediately executed without the opportunity to appeal.
A court is considering the possibility of having a man's spinal cord cut to cause the same damage he is alleged to have inflicted on his victim during a fight.
RELA's Director-General says the civilian volunteer corps is aiming to expand its membership by a million agents by the end of the year.
Amnesty International calls on the Bahraini authorities to reveal the whereabouts of eight human rights defenders, political activists and Shia clerics arrested in a clampdown by the authorities.
The Philippine government should ensure that police officers responsible for torture shown in a video broadcast in the national media are brought to justice, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
Amnesty International is urging the Syrian authorities to release or charge a Kurdish man who has been detained for almost two years.
Reina Luisa Tamayo says she has been repeatedly harassed by the authorities and government supporters during the regular marches she carries out in her son's memory.
Amnesty International condemns the executions of two people for 'eloping', carried out in a Taleban-controlled village in the province of Kunduz.
Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.
Omar Khadr is facing five "war crime" charges, including a murder charge for allegedly throwing a grenade that fatally wounded a US soldier.
Slovakia's new coalition government commits to taking measures to eliminate segregation in education on ethnic lines.
The two activists were abducted on their way to campaign against the bauxite mine project proposed by a subsidiary of UK-based company Vedanta Resources, and the Orissa Mining Corporation.
Amnesty International calls for prosecutions following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of Afghan civilians.
Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing of seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority to 20 years in jail on a series of politically motivated charges.
Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit..
Colombia’s new government must ensure the independence of the country’s justice system, allowing it to bring to justice those responsible for human rights abuses committed during the country’s long-running armed conflict.
Amnesty International calls on the government to ensure presidential election is held in an atmosphere where Rwandans can freely express their views.