• June 30, 2011

    Malaysian authorities are arbitrarily arresting and detaining scores of peaceful electoral reform protesters, say Amnesty International.

  • May 30, 2011

    China must avoid a violent crackdown on demonstrations in the country’s Inner Mongolia region, a leading human rights organisation has said.

  • March 27, 2011

    Protesters, police, reporters and commentators are in disagreement about claims and counterclaims over violent clashes in central London last night.

  • February 27, 2011

    Amnesty International has expressed shock that at least 45 Zimbabwean activists have been charged with treason and could face the death penalty.

  • February 21, 2011

    Human Rights Watch says thousands of Moroccans in cities across the country demonstrated in favour of political reform yesterday.

  • February 1, 2011

    Power, its exercise and abuse has filled our screens and newspapers during the last week. The word takes our minds in a particular direction – towards the power that can shut down the internet, buzz protesters with fighter jets, marketise the NHS, sell off our forests, kettle and pepper-spray dissent.

  • January 17, 2011

    Two men have been arrested in Tunisia after one of them gave media interviews about the ongoing protests.

  • November 28, 2010

    The police frequently have difficult decisions to take. They often need to take them quickly. Failure, error or indecision may lead to serious injury or even death. It is not an enviable position, neither is it surprising that from time to time, both individual officers and the command structure get it wrong.

  • November 16, 2010

    Over 100 academics and staff from UK universities have signed a letter backing students who occupied Tory HQ as part of the recent anti-cuts demonstration.

  • October 20, 2010

    BBC political editor Nick Robinson was entertainingly 'ambushed' by a silent protester outside parliament this evening, as he attempted to deliver a live report to the Six O'Clock News TV studio on the Comprehensive Spending Review.