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Amnesty International has condemned the “alarming” news that nearly 200 executions have been given the go-ahead in Iraq.
The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination, says Amnesty International.
The Sudanese authorities have been told to stop the torture and ill-treatment of those detained following demonstrations since mid-June 2012.
Amnesty has called on the Ukrainian parliament to reject draft laws which it says are a direct assault on lesbian, gay, bisexual and inter-sex people’s rights
As the Burmese authorities released a limited number of prisoners of conscience, Amnesty International urged them to free the rest.
Roman Catholic activist Chris Cole has been convicted of criminal damage for his nonviolent protest against the London arms fair last September.
Protests have broken out in Egypt over the acquittal of leading officials in the regime of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak. Amnesty have criticised the verdict.
Human rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have welcomed the announcement of details of the visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland next month.
Amnesty International has condemned an announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the government will bring forward a Bill to allow new secret justice measures.
Amnesty International has called for the release of Nabeel Rajab, director of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, who was arrested at the weekend and charged with “insulting a national institution”.