Eynulla Fatullayev, who was jailed in 2007 after writing a series of articles critical of the authorities, remains in prison on a new set of apparently trumped-up charges.
Deaths and injuries occurred during a security forces operation to forcibly removal of thousands of people from the camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara.
Kareem Amer, who was jailed for four years for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and Islam, is still being held despite being due for release last week.
Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian government to block discriminatory efforts to institute pregnancy and virginity tests for high school girls.
The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee today adopted a resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, the third since 2007.
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.