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Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.
Allegations that the Bahraini authorities used torture to extract confessions from 50 Shi’a activists are one factor in making their trial and convictions unfair, says Amnesy.l
Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November 2013, says Amnesty International.
United Nations experts have presented detailed evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity still being committed by both sides in Syria.
A new website documenting human rights violations perpetrated by former military dictatorship in Brazil has been launched in Sao Paulo.
Church leaders in Zimbabwe have asked Christians around the world to pray for their country, and called for there to be no violence ahead of elections taking place on 31 July.
Amnesty International has issued a strong warning about the dangers of arming opposition groups in Syria ahead of a debate in parliament on the issue today (11 July).
Amnesty International is calling for an urgent independent investigation into the reported deaths of at least 51 people outside the Republican Guard headquarters on 8 July.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has called the abuse of women the “most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation in the whole world.”