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A relative of a Guardian newspaper employee detained yesterday (18 August) while in transit at Heathrow is "clearly a victim of unwarranted revenge tactics".
Those behind the recent deadly attack in a Hizbullah-dominated area in southern Beirut must be stopped from targeting civilians.
There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal of sit-in protests in Cairo this week, says Amnesty International.
New evidence from satellite images has revealed the true extent of forced evictions going on in Badia East, Lagos – one of Africa’s two megacities.
Amnesty International has called on the Hamas authorities in Gaza to halt executions they say they plan to carry out after the Muslim religious festival of Eid al-Fitr.
Amnesty has joined bereaved families in calling for an independent public inquiry into the circumstances of the Omagh bomb and subsequent investigative failures.
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.
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence and forced to flee with their children.
A complete overhaul of human rights is needed in Iran, Amnesty has declared in relation to the inauguration of the new President this weekend.
Russia's decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum is positive and should focus attention on sweeping government surveillance, say critics.