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Amnesty has described the decision of a Moscow court to sentence a protestor to forcible psychiatric treatment as an "abhorrent return to Soviet-era practices".
The US Supreme Court has denied a petition to the court by a man with an IQ of 70 who is on death row in the state of Georgia.
Amnesty International has condemned the Moscow authorities’ decision to block their planned Sochi protest against the lack of freedom of expression in Russia.
A US federal court has overturned the conviction of a terminally ill man held in solitary confinement in Lousiana for over 41 years, following a flawed trial.
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
Serbia's decision to ban the Belgrade Pride for the third year in a row is a clear breach of the country’s own law and constitution.
Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November 2013, says Amnesty International.
Forced evictions of Roma people in France have reached record proportions, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today (26 September).
Palestinian police in the West Bank have been accused by Amnesty International of mounting violent attacks on peaceful protesters.
President al-Bashir of Sudan has reportedly applied to the US Embassy in Sudan for a visa to enable him to travel to the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.