If adopted, a vaguely worded draft decree will extend and deepen the already widespread censorship provided under the Public Emergency Regulations.
An appeal court is to decide whether to overturn a landmark ruling allowing the children of Samira Soueidan to obtain Lebanese nationality.
Activists from 18 countries call on Sudanese parties to ensure that the elections do not become a flashpoint for increased violence and human rights abuses.
Bashir Mutsolgov was dragged into a car by several armed men in December 2003. He has been missing ever since.
Hafez Ibrahim was sentenced to death in Yemen in 2005 at the age of 17. He was pardoned two years later after the organization campaigned on his behalf.
Hunger strikers protesting against their detention without trial are among those who have faced intimidation after visiting refugee camps in Algeria.
Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.
The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.
Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.
Police and security forces urged not to use excessive force while restoring public order after three days of violent unrest.
Over 100 people were killed in suicide bomb and other attacks mounted by armed groups in and around Baghdad in the last week.
Attempts by police to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured.
A leaked classified US military video appears to show the 2007 attacks in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.
Myanmar's human rights record should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organization's summit in Ha Noi.
The scale of the devastation caused by aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah is revealed in images obtained by Amnesty International.
Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned.
More than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform on Tuesday.
Police had barred visitors from entering Dr Shahidul Alam's 'Crossfire' exhibition in Dhaka for over a week.
At least three individuals seen as opposed to President Hugo Chávez were arrested and charged in March alone.
Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.