Chinese human rights defender Mao Hengfeng was released on 28 July, about a month before the end of her term of Re-education Through Labour (RTL), due to poor health ...
Urgent Action ASA 17/039/2011
An overview of human rights trends and events around the world over the past 12 months.
A Honduran human rights defender and blogger, based in the capital, Tegucigalpa, has received death threats by phone and text message. Her life could be at risk ...
Urgent Action AMR 37/001/2012
Governments across the region were willing to deploy extreme violence in 2011 in an attempt to resist unprecedented calls for fundamental reform.
In August 2010, police officers arrested 21 peaceful political activists in the province of Maluku. At least 15 activists were reportedly tortured and otherwise ...
Document ASA 21/006/2011
In one of the deadliest weeks since pro-reform protests began, Syria is imposing the death penalty on anyone arming "terrorists".
Cuban authorities have refused blogger Yoani Sánchez permission to travel to Brazil to attend a documentary screening on freedom of expression. Amnesty International ...
Urgent Action AMR 25/003/2012
Between 24 and 26 September, all the Ladies in White who were detained between 21 and 24 September in Havana were released.
Urgent Action AMR 25/023/2012
1) The Agenda 2) Up front "They know they are being watched" 3) Bhopal: Carrying the torch 4) International Day of the Disappeared: "Our life without him is bare ...
Newsletter NWS 21/004/2012
Yassin Ziadeh, brother of exiled Syrian human rights activist Radwan Ziadeh, has been held in incommunicado detention since his arrest on 30 August 2011 in Daraya ...
Urgent Action MDE 24/048/2011