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The violent dispersal of demonstrators on Independence Square (Maidan) in the centre of Kyiv shows a shameful disregard for peoples right to peacefully protest, says Amnesty.
The conviction and imprisonment of 21 female protesters, including seven girls, has been condemned by human rights activists.
Libyan authorities must actively protect protesters from attacks by armed militia during ongoing demonstrations or risk further bloodshed, says Amnesty.
A new report by Amnesty International says thousands of Indonesian women trafficked to Hong Kong as domestic workers face conditions similar to slavery.
The Bulgarian authorities must urgently improve conditions at an emergency accommodation centre for asylum seekers near the Turkish border, says Amnesty.
Time is running out for Burma to keep its promise to release everyone imprisoned for peaceful activism by the year’s end.
Commonwealth leaders are being urged to use their summit in Colombo to pressure Sri Lanka to end its alarming crackdown.
The Bulgarian authorities must do far more to prevent xenophobic hate crimes, Amnesty International has urged.
Sudan must drop ‘indecent behaviour’ charges against two activists in a trial that opens today, Amnesty International says.
A key European court has refused to rule that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law.