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Emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain which include the banning of protests are a shameful attempt to ban dissent and freedom of expression, says Amnesty.
Lawyers for Shaker Aamer, a British resident still held in the prison, have called for the UK Government to ensure that he is next in line for release.
The verdict against Bradley Manning reveals the US government’s misplaced priorities on national security, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International is calling for the return of the CIA agent Robert Seldon Lady to Italy to face justice for his part in the US-led rendition programme.
An Amnesty International briefing on the situation in Egypt says hundreds of supporters of former president Morsi have been arrested and denied their legal rights.
The UK Supreme Court has criticised Government lawyers over their unnecessary use of secret courts – known as Closed Material Procedures.
The United Nations human rights chief has called on the international community to end the Syrian conflict, saying it is “an intolerable affront to the human conscience.”
Lawyers for the UK Government claim that it should not be held accountable in British courts for its role in the rendition and torture of Gaddafi opponents in 2004.
Twenty years after independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners locked up without charge, says a new report from Amnesty.
Younous Chekkouri, a detainee cleared for release but who remains held in Guantanamo, has given the first inside account of the raid carried out by prison authorities.