Dmitrii Bulatov, who disappeared eight days ago, says he was beaten, tortured, crucified and blindfolded for long periods of time.
A handcuffed Russian ballerina braved the freezing weather in Moscow yesterday as Amnesty International activists delivered 330,000 signatures urging President Putin to repeal repressive legislation in the country.
Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire must urgently investigate the unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks in Abidjan, which has forced many HIV workers to go into hiding.
A decision by a court in Lithuania that a Saudi Arabian national has a right to an investigation into his alleged torture in a secret CIA detention centre in the country is a breakthrough for justice.
The UK government’s decision to resettle some of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria should encourage wider action on resettlement, particularly from European and Gulf countries.
The Egyptian authorities must immediately drop the charges against three journalists from Al Jazeera English who were referred to trial today for allegedly providing assistance or belonging to a banned group engaged in terrorist activities
The African Union Heads of State meeting starting tomorrow must address the growing crisis in the Central African Republic.
Aquino administration urged to end routine torture after 44 detainees accuse at least ten police officers in Laguna province of torture and corruption.
The Bahraini authorities must immediately investigate the death in custody of a 19-year-old boy who was shot in the head by security forces.
The jailing of prominent Chinese legal scholar and activist Xu Zhiyong is a travesty and he should be released immediately.
New evidence of the slaughter of women, children and the elderly gathered by Amnesty International underscores the extreme dangers faced by the Muslim minority in the CAR.
Maldives must immediately put a stop to any plans to resume executions for the first time in 60 years.
Pakistan must immediately and unconditionally release a man sentenced to death under the country’s blasphemy laws today.
The Egyptian authorities are using every resource at their disposal to quash dissent and trample on human rights, three years after the start of the “25 January Revolution”.
Vote by Parliament means that rapists can no longer escape prosecution by marrying their victims if they are under 18.
The adivasi woman was allegedly gang-raped on the orders of an unelected all-male village council as punishment for falling in love with a Muslim man.
The continued operation of the US detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is a prime example of the USA’s double standard on human rights.
Reports have emerged today of 12 secret executions carried out by the Iraqi authorities, bringing the number of prisoners put to death since Sunday to 38.
Situation in Kyiv increasingly volatile after four protesters are killed and the government says that police may start using live ammunition.
Writer and political commentator Jamal al-Hajji sentenced to eight months for remarks made about prominent political figures on television.