The Ministry of the Interior order provides specific instructions to police to undertake "a systematic dismantling of illegal camps" prioritizing those inhabited by Roma.
Yusuf Sapakoly, 52, died of kidney failure after being refused access to adequate medical assistance by prison authorities.
Chen Guangcheng and his family have been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week after serving a four-year sentence.
Amnesty International has urged the French authorities to comply with a European Parliament resolution to suspend its policy of expulsions of Roma from the country.
Authorities urged to conduct a thorough investigation after a car bomb in the capital Vladikavkaz killed at least 16 civilians and injured dozens more.
NGO board members suspended after it criticized alleged violations committed by the authorities against opposition and human rights activists in the Sh'ia community.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of stoning to death has been temporarily suspended but authorities must overturn the death sentence against her entirely.
Nearly 50 people were arrested when police broke up a meeting organized by a broad coalition of groups campaigning for political change in the country.
Two men from Greenpeace found guilty of theft and trespass and sentenced to one-year jail terms, suspended for three years.
Amnesty International has urged Kyrgyzstani authorities to ensure a fair trial for eight ethnic Uzbeks facing charges over the death of a police officer during mass violence across southern parts of the country in June.
Twenty three Shi'a Muslims have been accused of terrorism and plotting to overthrow the government as part of an increased clampdown on opposition and human rights activists.
Three men who were tortured and jailed after their forced return from Australia, are at risk of further abuse when they are returned to prison from hospital.
Amnesty International urges the country's parliament to reject a draft law, set to be debated this week, prohibiting the wearing in public of clothes which prevent identification.
Human rights groups, including Amnesty International, have urged the Cambodian government to immediately release a human rights worker who was sentenced to two years in prison for giving out anti-government leaflets.
Up to six people, including two children, were reportedly killed in the capital Maputo on Wednesday during clashes between police and demonstrators.
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of a Mexican indigenous human rights activist who was imprisoned for over two years on a fabricated murder charge.
Around 280 Roma were returned to Romania and Bulgaria this week, as part of a plan to return around 800 people by the end of August.
Abdallah Abu Rahma, head of the "Popular Committee Against the Wall" in the West Bank village of Bil'in, now faces imprisonment for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
Amnesty International has criticized the Kenyan government for its failure to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to the country to join celebrations ushering in Kenya’s new constitution.
Amnesty International calls for the eight men, all detained after taking part in a protest against poor safety conditions, to be tried by a civilian court for recognizable criminal offences.