Members of human rights organization Social Action were stopped and detained earlier this month after leaving their office.
The government has begun a blanket suspension of the assessment of new claims by Afghan and Sri Lankan nationals.
Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was left in critical condition after being attacked in a drive-by shooting in Pul-e-Khumri.
Police and security forces urged not to use excessive force while restoring public order after three days of violent unrest.
Over 100 people were killed in suicide bomb and other attacks mounted by armed groups in and around Baghdad in the last week.
Attempts by police to end protests in the capital Bishkek and other cities have reportedly left 17 people dead and many more injured.
A leaked classified US military video appears to show the 2007 attacks in which up to a dozen people, including a journalist and his driver, were killed.
Myanmar's human rights record should be at the top of the agenda for Southeast Asian states attending the organization's summit in Ha Noi.
The scale of the devastation caused by aerial bombardments of the northern Yemeni region of Sa’dah is revealed in images obtained by Amnesty International.
Scores of Tabu families have lost their homes since November 2009 and it appears that many more evictions may be planned.
More than 90 people were detained in Cairo for taking part in demonstrations calling for political reform on Tuesday.
Police had barred visitors from entering Dr Shahidul Alam's 'Crossfire' exhibition in Dhaka for over a week.
At least three individuals seen as opposed to President Hugo Chávez were arrested and charged in March alone.
Artist Owen Maseko was arrested after participating in a show depicting atrocities that took place in the Matabeleland region in the 1980s.
The government has launched a National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security.
High-ranking officials in the de facto administration have signalled their intention to execute those convicted of 'collaboration' with Israel and 'murder'.
Recent developments suggest that the authorities are once more using executions to quell political unrest, intimidate the population and send a signal that dissent will not be tolerated.
The 140 arrests are part of an announced crackdown on migrants, many of whom come from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal, who live and work in Malaysia without authorization.
At least 37 people were killed and dozens injured by two explosions within an hour of each other in the city centre.
The guerrilla group has been urged to put an immediate and unconditional end to kidnapping and hostage-taking.