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Gaddafi forces have carried out a campaign of enforced disappearances to try to crush growing opposition, Amnesty says in a new briefing paper.
The Chinese authorities should immediately release prominent pro-democracy activist Liu Xianbin, human rights agency Amnesty International says.
At least 55 people are believed to have been killed during a week of unrest in and around the Syrian town of Dera’a, Amnesty International said yesterday.
After army officers violently cleared Tahrir square of protesters recently, at least 18 women were held and abused in military detention.
Amnesty International has urged all parties to make the protection of civilians in Libya their top priority as the threat of military action is realised.
The time to act for openness in the Middle East and North Africa in is now, say Amnesty International and Transparency International in a joint statement.
Amnesty International has called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to reverse the ban on peaceful protest in the Kingdom.
Amnesty International has urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed across the country.
Libyan medical teams have told Amnesty International how they came under fire from pro-Gaddafi security forces while carrying out their medical work.
Campaigners have called on governments meeting at the United Nations to ensure no weapons or munitions are sold to human rights abusers.