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Time is running out for Burma to keep its promise to release everyone imprisoned for peaceful activism by the year’s end.
Amnesty International has welcomed the release of prominent Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and at least 11 political activists.
Amnesty International has urged the EU to speak out about prisoners of conscience being held in Bahrain as it hold its annual EU-Gulf states meeting in Bahrain.
Prisoners of conscience - including doctors and teachers - in Bahrain have spoken out about their plight in a new briefing released by Amnesty International.
Opposition activists must be released immediately in Bahrain , Amnesty International has said ahead of a court decision on their case today.
Prison sentences given to three bloggers accused of spreading anti-state propaganda in Vietnam are a shameful attempt to silence dissent, says Amnesty International.
The decision by Bahrain’s appeal court to uphold sentences against 13 opposition activists has been roundly condemned by Amnesty International.
The Bahraini authorities must release 13 opposition activists and prisoners of conscience Amnesty says, ahead of this week's expected verdict.
As the Burmese authorities released a limited number of prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International urged them to free the rest.
Amnesty International has called for the release of Nabeel Rajab, director of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, who was arrested at the weekend and charged with “insulting a national institution”.