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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.
Sri Lanka is not credibly investigating torture, Amnesty International has said on the eve of a review by the UN Committee Against Torture.
Burma's authorities must act immediately to end the ill-treatment of political prisoners in Yangon’s Insein Prison, says Amnesty International.
Twenty-seven Roma families in Serbia's capital Belgrade face imminent forced eviction from their homes to make way for new commercial housing.
The Ugandan government and public officials are placing illegitimate restrictions on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, say critics.