A Coptic Christian teacher detained in Egypt on charges of “defamation of religion” must be immediately released and the criminal case against her dropped.
A female lawyer in Sudan who was arrested on 4 May and whose whereabouts are still unknownis at risk of torture.
The conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity during his time in office is a historic step in the nation’s long struggle for justice.
Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime, many of whom are never heard from again.
A third activist died of gunshot wounds she received at a peaceful commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the handover of Papua to the Indonesian government.
Scores of parliamentarians, journalists, army officers and civilians have been arrested in Chad since the beginning of the month and many are being held without charged.
Doctors in El Salvador said a 22-year-old woman could die if she continues with the pregnancy but haven’t treated her because if they interrupt it, they might be prosecuted under the country’s total ban on abortion.
The trial against former Guatemalan leader General José Efraín Rios Montt for genocide during his time in office has restarted. See why the Central American country’s dark past is still relevant today.
The Zambian authorities must immediately release two young men who have been denied bail after being arrested on charges of having sex “against the order of nature”.
Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over campaigning ahead of the 26 May, 2013 legislative elections.
Puerto Rico’s lawmakers have a historic opportunity to end discrimination against the island’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people.
An activist in Algeria is sentenced to a two-month suspended prison term and a fine after he distributed leaflets about unemployment in the country.
The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately set up an independent and impartial investigation into police use of force after at least 44 people died in violent clashes between protesters and the police.
Governments are perfecting techniques to prevent journalists from shining a light on human rights abuses. From trumped-up charges, removing work licences to murder, here are 10 ways journalists are prevented from reporting freely and fairly.
Scores of journalists reporting on human rights abuses in Syria have been killed, arbitrarily arrested, detained, subjected to enforced disappearances and tortured over the last two years.
The Maldives authorities must commute the death sentences of two teenagers who received capital punishment for a murder allegedly committed when they were under 18.
The US state of Maryland has joined the overwhelming global trend towards ending the death penalty.
Pakistani authorities urged to protect Indian prisoners from violence after death row inmate dies following an attack in a Lahore jail.
By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.
Israeli settlers in the Nablus district of the occupied West Bank set up a new illegal outpost yesterday