20 April 2010
National Democratic Party (NDP) representative Hassan Nash'at el-Qassas is said to have called for force to be used against those calling for political reform.
The laws grant sweeping powers of detention, permit the use of secret prisons and encourage torture, enforced disappearances and other abuses.
Amnesty International has urged the Zimbabwe police to end their intimidation of activists and stop preventing them from exercising their right to peaceful assembly.
19 April 2010
Amnesty International has called on the Iraqi authorities to investigate allegations that security forces tortured hundreds of Sunni detainees at a secret prison in Baghdad.
Alin Hilowle Hassan, director of Isha, a human rights organization in the Bay and Bakool region of southern Somalia, was captured at his home in Baidoa.
Insurgent groups have been condemned for killing 65 people in the recent bombings of a displaced people's camp, a school and a bazaar.
18 April 2010
The images offer a glimpse into the daily lives of people housed in settlements since 2005's mass forced evictions.
16 April 2010
The chemical company has been warned it cannot escape responsibility for the ongoing impacts of the 1984 gas leak by sponsoring an event that highlights water scarcity.
15 April 2010
The Ukrainian authorities have vowed to ensure accountability for human rights violations in response to Amnesty International’s recommendations to the newly-elected president.
Those living alongside the country's railway lines have been told to pull down their structures and leave, or risk prosecution. Most are slum dwellers in Nairobi.