Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.
US Attorney General Eric Holder has
ordered a "preliminary review" into the secret detention programme operated by the CIA after
the attacks of 11 September 2001. It's a welcome first step but it's not enough, says Amnesty International.
More than 200,000 people living in camps with limited access to food, also face human rights abuses by both the army and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), says a new Amnesty International report.
Human rights organizations in the Indian state of Manipur, have alleged that the police abducted Bidyarani Devi Salam to make her parents - who were suspected of helping local
armed opposition groups – give themselves up.