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Six men facing amputation of their right hands and left feet for 'highway robbery' in Saudi Arabia must have their sentences commuted by the king, Amnesty International has said.
Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, 20 leading aid and human rights groups say.
Amnesty International has urged the governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to arrest former US President George W. Bush for crimes of torture.
The last nine months has seen a new wave of repression in Saudi Arabia as authorities have cracked down on protesters and reformists, Amnesty says.
A power-transfer agreement that may grant Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and others immunity from prosecution has been strongly criticised.
The Ethiopian government should cease using its anti-terrorism law against journalists and peaceful political activists, two major human rights groups say.
As discrimination against travellers and gypsies deepens disturbingly across Europe, a leading human rights NGO has spoken out on behalf of Roma in Italy.
Amnesty International is due to release a new report next week, analysing the situation of Egypt under the interim military regime there.
A thorough investigation is needed into the killing of a nun who had worked for the rights of indigenous communities, human rights groups say.
The Arab League's decision to suspend Syria should spur the UN Security Council into action over its abuses, human rights campaigners say.