Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.
Armed police officers round people up at refugee settlements in the south west of the country and force them on to trucks back to Rwanda.
A year ago, Natalia Estemirova of the Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial was abducted outside her home in Grozny in the Chechen Republic and killed.
Residents and market traders from the Kabete NITD slum in Nairobi have told Amnesty International how local authorities destroyed their homes and livelihoods, leaving many struggling to survive.
Crippling food shortages exacerbated by government policies in North Korea have caused widespread illness as thousands are forced to survive on so-called "wild foods" such as grass and tree bark.
Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute.
The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.
Musaad Abu Fagr was detained without trial for almost three years over protests against the demolition of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.
Farai Maguwu was detained for five weeks after he exposed human rights violations in the country's Marange diamond fields.
The law, which must still be approved by the French Senate, prohibits the wearing anywhere in public of any form of clothing intended to conceal one's face.
Amnesty International and other major NGOs have called on governments to draw up a new international arms treaty, as talks about control of the arms trade began at the UN on Monday.
Andrei Yerofeev and Yuri Samodurov, who organized an exhibition featuring religious symbols, have been found guilty of "inciting hatred or enmity".
At least 64 people were killed when bombs exploded in an Ethiopian restaurant and a rugby club in the capital Kampala.
Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities not to execute by any method a woman convicted of adultery, following an official statement that she will not be stoned to death.
Chinese security forces last night cancelled a documentary screening by an HIV/AIDS education group, which Amnesty International is strongly criticising as part of the ongoing harassment of peaceful public health educators.
Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of two human rights defenders facing trial in Angola on charges linked to an attack on the Togolese football team that left two people dead and several injured.
Amnesty International and ARTICLE 19 are urging the Russian authorities to drop the charges against the organizers of Forbidden Art 2006, an exhibition which featured Soviet and post-Soviet art works, some of which used religious symbolism.
Amnesty International is calling for the release of three award-winning Tibetan environmental activist brothers, two of whom were recently given lengthy prison sentences within a week of each other.
Amnesty International today welcomed the release of a prisoner of conscience imprisoned in Papua for his role in a peaceful flag-raising protest.
Amnesty International calls on the Cuban government to immediately free all prisoners of conscience, after authorities said 52 prisoners will be released.