• February 21, 2018

    The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed its concern about the detention and subsequent disappearance of Egyptian journalist Moataz Wadnan, and has called on the country’s authorities to make public what they know about his whereabouts.

  • February 11, 2018

    Two sisters from the Marma indigenous tribe of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh are being held against their will after being raped and sexually assaulted at gun point, allegedly by members of the Bangladesh security forces.

  • January 24, 2018

    Peterborough jail for women was found to be “not sufficiently” safe for prisoners, the first time in a number of years that a women’s jail was assessed at this level, according to HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

  • December 4, 2017

    On the 20th anniversary of the peace accord between the Jumma tribal peoples and the Bangladesh government, campaigners have raised concerns that successive Bangladeshi administrations have failed to implement this vital agreement, or protect the Jumma.

  • December 1, 2017

    The President of the International Federation of Journalists has  written to Egypt's  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressing concern over the detention of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid and calling for his release.

  • November 27, 2017

    The Home Secretary has ordered an in-depth assessment of protests outside abortion clinics following concerns about the tactics of some protesters.

  • November 21, 2017

    The Electoral Commssion is recommending the abolition of deposits for candidates at general elections, and an end to the requirement to publish the home address of council candidates.

  • June 29, 2017

    A leader of a tribe in India, which made headlines around the world when it won a David and Goliath battle against a British mining corporation, has died in police custody – following a violent police campaign of harassment and intimidation against activists.

  • May 17, 2017

    Journalists, lawyers, teachers, women's rights activists and others who defend human rights across the world are facing unprecedented levels of intimidation and violence from governments, armed groups and businesses, Amnesty International has warned in a new report.