Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Amnesty International has called on the Guatemalan Congress to abolish the death penalty instead of regulating it as parliamentarians debate legislation that would allow its use for the first time since 2000.
Protesters opposing an irrigation project could be at risk after the President approved a new law allowing the use of the military during civil unrest.
Reina Luisa Tamayo says she has been repeatedly harassed by the authorities and government supporters during the regular marches she carries out in her son's memory.
Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for a murder he did not commit..
The new legislation, passed by the senate this week, makes the country the first in Latin America to take this landmark step.
Amnesty International has accused the Honduran authorities of failing to address serious human rights violations that followed the coup d’etat of 28 June 2009, when ex-President Manuel Zelaya was forced from power
The release of a Cuban prisoner of conscience who spent almost a year in pre-trial detention at a maximum security prison after organizing protests critical of the government is long overdue
Cuban President Raúl Castro has been urged to release a prisoner of conscience set to face trial on spurious charges after he organised a protest against the authorities.
Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.
Amnesty International today called on the Cuban authorities to end harassment of independent journalists following a month in which several reporters were arbitrarily detained and intimidated for criticizing the government.
The authorities have been urged to take immediate action to protect media workers after an escalating series of attacks has led to six journalists being killed in less than eight weeks.
At least three individuals seen as opposed to President Hugo Chávez were arrested and charged in March alone.
Laura Pollan who, has been campaigning for the release of her husband since 2003, talks about police ill-treatment and her work on behalf of prisoners of conscience.
President Raúl Castro has been urged to ensure the safety of a group of female relatives of prisoners of conscience.
President Raúl Castro also called upon to allow independent monitoring of the country's human rights situation by UN experts and other human rights groups.
Sara López, Joaquín Aguilar and Guadalupe Borja have been detained since July 2009 for their activities as members of a group fighting high tariffs in Campeche.
Amnesty International has adopted its 55th prisoner of conscience in Cuba and urged President Raúl Castro to release him immediately and unconditionally.
Amnesty International has urged President Raúl Castro to release all prisoners of conscience after Orlando Zapata Tamayo died in Havana on Monday.