Police in La Paz are accused of using excessive force against a protest led by people with disabilities who demand an increase in state subsidies.
Authorities in Cuba are barring activists from participating in an event in Havana to mark the second anniversary of the death of a prisoner of conscience.
A global "faxjam" action led by Amnesty International focuses on protection for a Peace Community that defends its right not to be drawn into armed conflict in Colombia.
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.
A Cuban prisoner of conscience has died on hunger strike, highlighting the Raúl Castro government's intolerance for dissent.
Brazil's authorities must address indigenous land claims to prevent future violent attacks on indigenous communities.
A community leader from San Pedro Sula in northern Honduras has not been heard of since his abduction on 30 August.
One woman describes how her daughters' killings led her to advocate for better protection from domestic violence in the USA.
The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.
The killing of a prominent Guatemalan trade unionist has raised fears for the safety of workers rights activists in the country.
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.
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.
Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to two prominent women activists forced to flee their homes after receiving death threats for their human rights work.
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 urges the Mexican authorities to provide protection to the family of a murdered human rights activist, after three of her relatives were today found dead.
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.