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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.
Amnesty International has welcomed the news that the British arms dealer Gary Hyde had been found guilty on charges of illicit arms deals.
The deaths of people in ethnic clashes in Burma’s Rakhine state are a tragic loss of life and must be dealth with immediately, human rights groups say.
Urgent steps are needed if Afghanistan is to avoid a repeat of the deaths among children and adults in the country’s displacement camps last year.
Amnesty International wants the Libyan authorities to hand over the former ruler’s military intelligence chief to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Serbian government must introduce legislation to prohibit forced evictions, Amnesty International says in a briefing published yesterday.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and refrain from detaining those who exercise their right to peaceful protest, Amnesty International says.
A man facing trial for publishing videos critical of religions should be immediately released by the Egyptian authorities, Amnesty says.
Violent, forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and then selling off land in suspect deals.