Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is visiting the US, is commander in chief of Sri Lanka's armed forces, which face allegations of war crimes, enforced disappearances, and torture.
A Yemeni journalist jailed for his purported links to al-Qa’ida appears to have been targeted for his work uncovering information on US complicity in attacks in Yemen, Amnesty International has said.
The investigation surrounding the existence of secret prisons run by the US Central Agency (CIA) in Lithuania must not be closed until all avenues of evidence have been thoroughly pursued, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to investigate alleged human rights violations committed by former president Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as 'Baby Doc', after he was detained in Port-Au-Prince.
Amnesty International has urged the Haitian authorities to bring former president Jean-Claude Duvalier – also known as 'Baby Doc' – to justice for human rights abuses committed during his regime in the 1970s and 80s.
Amnesty International has urged Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois to bring an end to executions in his state by signing a bill to abolish the death penalty newly passed by the state legislature.
Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Dominican Republic to immediately halt the mass deportation of Haitian migrants amid claims by the authorities that the move is necessary to prevent the spread of cholera.
Amnesty International has welcomed the sentence handed to a former Argentine president responsible for crimes against humanity in the 1970s and 80s.
An Italian court has increased rendition sentences for American CIA agents but is still shielding high-ranking Italian officials from trial under a 'state secrets' doctrine.
The Cuban authorities have prevented Guillermo Fariñas from leaving Cuba to accept the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in France.
Amnesty International, NGOs Photovoice and Tierra Viva, backed the project that enables the Yakye Axa and the Sawhoyamaxa communities to take photographs that reflect their struggle.
A leaked cable confirms images released by Amnesty International showing that the US military carried out a missile strike in south Yemen that killed dozens of local residents.
Carlos Vielman was released by the Spanish authorities this week, after Guatemala failed to meet a deadline for filing the proper documentation for his extradition.
Amnesty International today urged the Brazilian authorities to act proportionately and within the law in their response to the wave of criminal gang violence that has swept Rio de Janeiro over the last week.
Carolina Rubio, who is more than eight months pregnant, is being held on charges of having links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
The USA urged to ensure all remaining detainees are tried in federal court – not in military commissions – or immediately released, following the conviction of Ahmed Ghailani.
Former US President George W Bush has confirmed his personal involvement in authorizing "water-boarding" and other techniques against "high value detainees".
Amnesty International and Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal, have launched a series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.