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.
An Amnesty International delegation in Honduras monitoring the human rights situation around the presidential elections, has seen evidence suggesting an increased risk of excessive force by security forces.