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A relative of a Guardian newspaper employee detained yesterday (18 August) while in transit at Heathrow is "clearly a victim of unwarranted revenge tactics".
An Amnesty International briefing on the situation in Egypt says hundreds of supporters of former president Morsi have been arrested and denied their legal rights.
Libya has been told to end indefinite detention of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, including children, solely for immigration purposes.
Police in Turkey have been refusing to acknowledge that they have been holding people in custody following mass detentions carried out across Istanbul.
Amnesty has called on former residents of Magdalene Laundry-type institutions in Northern Ireland to report their experiences to the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.
Iran must release journalists being held solely for carrying out their legitimate work, Amnesty International has said after raids on newspaper offices.
A leading human rights activist in Zimbabwe has been arrested and denied bail ahead of this year's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.
The popular movie Zero Dark Thirty, which depicts the hunt for Osama bin Laden, has been criticised for its legitimising of torture.
President Barack Obama must revisit the promise he made in 2009 to close the Guantanamo detention facility, Amnesty International has said.
Security multinational G4S, which branded itself a shambles over the Olympics staffing crisis, has been shortlisted among the world’s most shameful firms of 2012.