Two activists in Panama have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Ngäbe-Buglé people during anti-mining protests.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez has been barred from leaving Cuba 19 times in the last four years.
Haitian authorities have dropped the case against former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, who is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.
A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.
A wave of violence against media outlets highlights the authorities' failure to protect journalists, posing a threat to freedom of expression.
A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.
Bolivia's Supreme Court has convicted seven former officials for their role in the "Black October" massacre during protests in 2003.
The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.
After a TV presenter was shot dead in the Dominican Republic, authorities must do more to protect journalists who face threats.
A former columnist and three newspaper directors in Ecuador face jail terms after President Rafael Correa sued them for criminal libel.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.
El Salvador needs to protect journalists at a community radio station who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats.
Clashes between protesters and police over a mining project have left three dead over the past week and scores injured.
Authorities urged not to force activists into exile after José Ferrer and Félix Navarro, the final two from a group of 75 detained in March 2003, were freed.
Cuba is still stifling freedom of expression despite high profile prisoner releases, continuing to harass, arrest and intimidate hundreds of activists.
Activist Néstor Rodríguez Lobaina was detained for his human rights work three months ago and is set to face trial at the end of March.
Authorities urged to investigate the killings and to protect the rest of the indigenous Quebrada Seca community in the east of the country.
Amnesty International has urged Cuban authorities to end the harassment of relatives of a human rights activist who died during a hunger strike last year.
A Yemeni journalist jailed for his purported links to al-Qa’ida appears to have been targeted for his work uncovering information on US complicity in attacks in Yemen, Amnesty International has said.