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The decision by Bahrain’s appeal court to uphold sentences against 13 opposition activists has been roundly condemned by Amnesty International.
Iran is being challenged to release writer Arzhang Davoodi, who is now facing fresh charges after being imprisoned for nearly nine years.
Amnesty International says it has received 'credible reports' that nine persons were executed on the evening of 23 August in Gambia.
A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people at the Marikana mine complex in South Africa, Amnesty International says.
The postponement of a verdict in the appeal case of 13 Bahraini opposition activists has been criticised as “tantamount to a denial of justice.”
The High Criminal Court of Appeal in Bahrain has postponed until 4 September 2012 the final verdict on the appeal of 13 opposition activists
The Bahraini authorities must release 13 opposition activists and prisoners of conscience Amnesty says, ahead of this week's expected verdict.
A Saudi Arabian cleric held in detention for more than a month must be either charged with a recognisably criminal offence or released, says Amnesty.
Both sides fighting in Aleppo may be held criminally accountable for their failures to protect the civilian population, says Amnesty International
Amnesty Inyernational has called upon Texas to commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability.