from Middle east and north africa
Muhannad al-Hassani was convicted of charges brought against him after he drew public attention to unfair trials of political prisoners before the Supreme State Security Court.
One year after Neda Agha Soltan was shot while leaving a peaceful election protest in Tehran, the authorities have yet to carry out an investigation into her death.
Authorities accused of subjecting Mordechai Vanunu, who has already spent 18 years in prison, to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
An amendment to the penal code is intended to target human rights activists who lobby foreign bodies such as the EU, to put pressure on the government over its human rights record.
Amnesty International calls for an end to the collective punishment of 1.4 million Palestinians in clear violation of international law.
Max Goeldi served a four month prison sentence and had been the subject of a two year travel ban as a result of a diplomatic row between the two countries.
Amnesty International questions the credibility of a proposed investigation into military action against an aid flotilla off the Gaza coast in which nine activists were killed.
Khaled Mohammed Said was beaten to death by two plain-clothes police officers at an internet cafe in the city of Alexandria.
As the spotlight focuses on the world's greatest football tournament, Amnesty International highlights some of the human rights issues facing the host nation and calls on its government to protect all citizens and visitors from human rights abuse.
Adeeb Abu Rahma is being tried by a military court after he took part in a protest last July against the Israeli built fence/wall on Palestinian land.
The move comes days after the start of negotiations between Libya and the European Union about the control of irregular migration, among other issues.
Shiva Nazar Ahari, a journalist, blogger and member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested with two other CHRR members on 20 December 2009. Amnesty International calls for her immediate and unconditional release.
Amnesty International has released images of a US-manufactured cruise missile that carried cluster munitions, apparently taken following an attack on an alleged al-Qa’ida training camp in Yemen that killed 41 local residents.
Amnesty International has called on four European states to immediately stop the forcible return of individuals to Iraq, because their human rights are at serious risk if they are returned to the country.
Amnesty International has condemned the reported execution by firing squad of 18 people in Libya on Sunday.
Israel's military blockade of Gaza has left more than 1.4 million Palestinian men, women and children trapped in the Gaza Strip, an area of land just 40 kilometres long and 9.5 kilometres wide.
Amnesty International has called for Israel to launch an immediate, credible and independent investigation into the killing by its armed forces of at least 10 activists on boats protesting the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip.
Amnesty International has welcomed the holding to account of eight Cairo city officials convicted of negligence over the deaths of at least 119 people in a rockslide that hit a Cairo slum in September 2008.
Amnesty International's annual assessment of the state of the world's human rights, details abuses in 159 countries and shows how power politics are worsening the situation.
Amnesty International criticizes the authorities' attempts to silence and harass activists, as the trial of two leading human rights defenders and a prominent blogger begins.