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.
The first two men to be officially executed since 2005 had been convicted by military courts of charges of 'collaboration' with the Israeli military and involvement in murder.
The writer was acquitted of charges of insulting the judicial authorities, after more than four months in detention.
The authorities have been urged to allow peaceful protests after police violently repressed another anti-government demonstration in Cairo this week.