Amnesty International has condemned the two-and-a-half-year sentence given to a Chinese activist who organized a support group for parents of babies made ill by tainted milk.
Former US President George W Bush has confirmed his personal involvement in authorizing "water-boarding" and other techniques against "high value detainees".
Amnesty International and Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal, have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.
Amnesty International calls on Russian authorities to ensure protection for journalists, after several attacks in and near Moscow in the past four days.
The Myanmar government’s attacks on the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association compromise the country’s first elections in 20 years, says Amnesty International.
Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month.
When a Ugandan tabloid published Frank Mugisha's personal details in October and called for him and other alleged homosexuals to be hanged for ‘recruiting children’ he knew there would be a struggle ahead - on the streets and in the courts.
Clemence Bakatuseka, who works on behalf of victims of sexual violence, says police demanded a 'protection fee' to help her after she was attacked by armed men at her home last month.
19-year old domestic worker Rhaya was ostracised and her family forced to leave their home after she was raped and became pregnant.
Andrei Bondarenko was ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination after prosecutors argued he had an "excessive awareness of his own and others' rights."
Singapore’s conviction of author Alan Shadrake for contempt of court will further stifle freedom of expression and legitimate criticism of the judiciary, says Amnesty International.
Eight men and women, some of whom are thought to have been monitoring the human rights situation in Darfur, are said to have been detained by the security forces in Khartoum.
Amnesty International today called on Iran to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning.
Amnesty International condemns as a war crime Sunday’s attack on a church in Baghdad by an armed group, in which more than 40 civilians were killed as security forces tried to free hostages.
Italy must urgently investigate whether 68 people rescued at sea then forcibly returned to Egypt were given the opportunity to apply for international protection.
Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian authorities to release or charge all detained supporters of opposition groups ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, following a new wave of arrests.
The 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) considers a resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.