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Louisiana has been asked to end its campaign of vengeance against Albert Woodfox and release him after nearly four decades of cruel treatment.
Amnesty International has warned that the opportunity to deal with the past in Northern Ireland must not be squandered following the multi-party negotiations.
European leaders should hang their heads in shame over refusing and mistreating refugees from Syria, says Amnesty.
The harassment of civil society in Russia is continuing unabated despite the release of prisoners of conscience.
The announcement about how the UK government now intends to address torture allegation is as disappointing as it is predictable, says Amnesty.
Uganda’s President Museveni must veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was passed in a surprise vote on 20 December, say secular and religious critics.
Torture, flogging and summary killings are rife in secret prisons run by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, an armed group controlling swathes of northern Syria.
Brazil's government should give full consideration to Edward Snowden's claim for asylum in its country, human rights groups have said.
China’s abolition of the 'Re-education Through Labour' (RTL) system risks being no more than a cosmetic change, says Amnesty.
Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.