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Amnesty International USA will be urging second-term President Barack Obama to finally close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
A prominent Chinese women’s rights activist, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in a labour camp, amid protests.
Sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina shattered the lives of thousands of women, a new human rights briefing says.
Participants in a human rights training event in Bangkok have affirmed the religious importance of defending the rights and dignity of all.
Representatives of Asian churches will take part in a regional human rights training event in Thailand, promoting the human dignity of marginalised people.
A man facing trial for publishing videos critical of religions should be immediately released by the Egyptian authorities, Amnesty says.
Following scandals surrounding Bumi PLC, a proposed ethics and human rights amendment to the Financial Services Bill is being 'blocked', say critics.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for shooting a 14-year Pakistani human rights activist in Swat valley who is now being treated in hospital.
A new cyber-crime law in the Philippines poses serious risks to freedom of expression and must be reviewed, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty International has condemned the murder of an MP in the Maldives, as political turmoil continues to escalate in the country.