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.
Amnesty International urges the Mexican authorities to investigate the whereabouts of three relatives of a murdered human rights activist who were abducted this week.
Ten prisoners of conscience remain detained by the authorities after Guido Sigler Amaya was freed on Friday.
Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.
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 urged the Mexican authorities to investigate a deadly attack on members of an Indigenous Triqui community by an armed group with alleged links to the authorities.
Juan Almonte Herrera, a member of the Dominican Committee of Human Rights, has not been seen since last September when a group of armed men forced him into a car and drove away.
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.
World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of a Mexican indigenous human rights activist who was imprisoned for over two years on a fabricated murder charge.
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.