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The Malian army has committed serious human rights breaches plus violations of international humanitarian law, say human rights groups.
Iran must release journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International has said after raids on newspaper offices.
Russia’s Parliament has backed a bill outlawing “propaganda of homosexuality among minors” in a move that will restrict fundamental human rights.
Curbing violence against women in India after the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman requires strong political action and judicial will, says Amnesty.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been challenged to call on Vietnam’s government to halt its crackdown on freedom of expression.
The US government has been challenged over illegal use of force amid reports it is finalising a “manual” for targeted killings including drone strikes.
Preventing refugees from entering Jordan to escape the conflict in Syria would increase suffering and could lead to further bloodshed and abuses.
A leading human rights activist in Zimbabwe has been arrested and denied bail ahead of this year's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.
A Russian court's decision not to allow Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina to defer serving her sentence to a later date has been widely criticised.
All parties to the armed conflict in Mali must ensure civilians are protected, Amnesty International has urged as attacks by French forces continue.