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Police in Turkey have been refusing to acknowledge that they have been holding people in custody following mass detentions carried out across Istanbul.
Sudanese military forces have resorted to brutal scorched earth tactics to drive out the civilian population, Amnesty International says in a report today.
Police in Colombia have been warned that paramilitaries are intending to kill a human rights defender and his family, Amnesty reports.
Civilians in Mali are among dozens tortured, killed and disappeared, including while in detention, since the launch of the French army’s intervention.
Pakistan’s new government must not surrender respect for human rights in potential peace talks with armed groups, Amnesty International says.
The Turkish authorities have been told to order police to stop using excessive force against peaceful protesters in Istanbul, and investigate other abuses.
A new law on non-governmental organisations in Egypt, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in Egypt, says Amnesty International.
A court appeal by two members of a prominent Saudi Arabian human rights organisation is a bid for justice amid a broader crackdown on activism, says Amnesty.
The African Union must reject the Kenyan government calls for the International Criminal Court's case to be tried in Kenya, Amnesty International says.
The authorities in Indonesia must immediately halt the execution of three men, expected imminently, Amnesty International said yesterday (16 May).