Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has
ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after
the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.
Human rights organizations in the Indian state of Manipur, have alleged that the police abducted Bidyarani Devi Salam to make her parents - who were suspected of helping local
armed opposition groups – give themselves up.
On the eve of the presidential elections in Afghanistan, Amnesty International has called on the Afghan government to reverse its ban on national and international media from reporting on cases of violence and insecurity occurring during Thursday’s election.