Some 259 people fleeing violence and civil war in Syria turned back at Cairo Airport.
An elderly man who has been held in solitary confinement in a prison in Louisiana for over 40 years and has now been diagnosed with terminal cancer should be immediately released.
A new report explores the Greek authorities’ use of ‘push backs’- when they turn groups of migrants back across the border, denying them the right to challenge their expulsion.
New allegations of torture of people arrested after clashes between the Lebanese army and fighters supporting the Sunni Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Asseer in Lebanon, last month.
On 9 July South Sudan will celebrate two years of independence. Amnesty International's expert Khairunissa Dhala takes stock of the world’s newest nation.
Peaceful demonstrators were detained in Taksim yesterday after riot police used tear gas and water canons to clear the square and neighbouring Gezi park.
Journalist Akhmednabi Akhmednabiev was assassinated by an unknown gunman near his home in the village of Semender in Dagestan, Russian Federation, earlier today.
People risking the dangerous journey to Europe's borders are being pushed back and locked up. An Amnesty International team heard the stories of migrants on the Greek island of Lesvos, and met the locals doing their best to support them.
Secondary schools have been ordered to close across the north-eastern state of Yobe after an attack by an armed Islamist group left 30 dead.
Amnesty International is calling for an urgent independent investigation into the reported deaths of at least 51 people outside the Republican Guard headquarters today.
The hunger strike is due to start on Monday 8 July in protest at authorities' failure to carry out promised reforms.
A new bill in the Gambia could impose lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines for criticising government officials on the internet.
The last two days have seen a new wave of arrests, raids on media and an incident in which a protester was killed by army live fire.
Palestinian rights activist Nariman Tamimi was placed under partial house arrest today to prevent her taking part in peaceful protests while she awaits trial next week.
Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the regular abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of individuals.
Egyptian police and security forces are failing to protect protesters and bystanders from violence amid the country’s political strife.
With the ousting of President Morsi in Egypt the security forces must protect the human rights and safety of everyone in Egypt, regardless of their political affiliation.
A court in the UAE sentenced 68 of the 94 government critics on trial for allegedly “plotting to overthrow the state” to prison terms of between seven and 15 years.
The US authorities’ relentless campaign to hunt down and block whistleblower Edward Snowden’s attempts to seek asylum amounts to a gross violation of his human rights.