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Uganda’s President Museveni must veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was passed in a surprise vote on 20 December, say secular and religious critics.
Lawyers for the Libyan Abdul-Hakim Belhaj have called the Gibson Inquiry report into the improper treatment of detainees ‘a waste of time and money’.
The lawyer representing over 550 prisoners who are fighting for their right to vote has dismissed the recommendation from a parliamentary committee.
Penal reformers have expressed disappointment at a negative ruling from the Court of Session in Scotland on prisoner votes.
Torture, flogging and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, an armed group controlling swathes of northern Syria.
Brazil's government should give full consideration to Edward Snowden's claim for asylum in its country, human rights groups have said.
China’s abolition of the 'Re-education Through Labour' (RTL) system risks being no more than a cosmetic change, says Amnesty.
The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has affirmed Church support for human rights at a major conference in Rome.
Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.
Bishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh of Homs and Hama has repeated an appeal for the release of 12 women religious kidnapped in Syria on 2 December.