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The sentence handed down to activist Narges Mohammadi is another blatant attempt by the Iranian government to crush human rights organisations.
Fresh evidence of the extreme brutality being meted out to Syrian protesters and their families has been revealed by Amnesty International.
Amnesty International has urged Haitian authorities to bring former President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier to justice for his abuse of human rights.
Troy Davis has been executed by lethal injection despite widespread and significant doubts over the safety of his original conviction.
Colombia has failed to tackle the lack of justice for women and girl survivors during the country's long-running armed conflict, says a new report.
The National Transitional Council in Libya must get a grip on armed anti-Gaddafi groups to stop reprisal attacks and arrests, a human rights group says.
Amnesty International has urged the Syrian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of four activists who were arrested last week near Damascus.
The UN Comittee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has called on the UK government to suspend the planned eviction of Dale Farm residents.
Amnesty International has welcomed the Royal Bank of Scotland’s announcement that it will stop investing in companies which produce cluster bombs.
Amnesty International has warned that prolonged fighting in the Libyan capital is seriously endangering civilian lives and may create a humanitarian crisis.