Alin Hilowle Hassan, director of Isha, a human rights organization in the Bay and Bakool region of southern Somalia, was captured at his home in Baidoa.
Insurgent groups have been condemned for killing 65 people in the recent bombings of a displaced people's camp, a school and a bazaar.
The images offer a glimpse into the daily lives of people housed in settlements since 2005's mass forced evictions.
The chemical company has been warned it cannot escape responsibility for the ongoing impacts of the 1984 gas leak by sponsoring an event that highlights water scarcity.
The Ukrainian authorities have vowed to ensure accountability for human rights violations in response to Amnesty International’s recommendations to the newly-elected president.
Those living alongside the country's railway lines have been told to pull down their structures and leave, or risk prosecution. Most are slum dwellers in Nairobi.
The first two men to be officially executed since 2005 had been convicted by military courts of charges of 'collaboration' with the Israeli military and involvement in murder.
The writer was acquitted of charges of insulting the judicial authorities, after more than four months in detention.
The authorities have been urged to allow peaceful protests after police violently repressed another anti-government demonstration in Cairo this week.
It is feared that the young men, who disappeared from Swift Operation Squad detention in Port Harcourt a year ago, were extrajudicially executed.
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.