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Russia: amnesty for Pussy Riot and others would be 'no substitute' for proper justice

‘The best way for the Russian authorities to mark the 20th anniversary of the Russian constitution would be to begin to uphold it’ - John Dalhuisen

Amnesty Kenya Director shot and seriously injured

Justus Nyang’aya, the Director of Amnesty International Kenya, was shot and seriously injured last night in Nairobi, Kenya, and is currently recovering in hospital, Amnesty Intern

Qatar: unpaid migrant construction workers left to go hungry - fresh revelations

Hungry workers from Nepal and other poor countries owed £250,000 in unpaid wages

Syria: death in custody of Dr Abbas Khan described as 'deeply troubling'

Responding to news from his family that the British surgeon Dr Abbas Khan has died in custody in Syria, Amnesty International UK Syria Campaign Manager Kristyan Benedict said:

China: Abolition of 'Re-education Through Labour' camps just a cosmetic change

China’s abolition of its notorious “Re-education Through Labour” (RTL) camps is set to be no more than a “cosmetic change”, with the authorities already stepping up other

Azerbaijan:Hague must raise human rights concerns during gas pipe deal visit

Foreign Secretary William Hague must raise human rights concerns when he visits Azerbaijan to sign a deal involving ambitious plans to build a massive gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Europe today.

Bahrain: children as young as 13 being detained and tortured on 'routine basis' - new briefing

Children arrested while at swimming pools and playing board games

Bangladesh must protect against reprisal violence after Islamist leader's execution

Today’s hanging of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah is a disgrace, and the Bangladeshi authorities must now ensure that people are protected against reprisal attacks, said Amnesty Internation

African Union: Concrete action urgently needed to halt atrocities in Central African Republic

The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council must urgently clarify its plans to deploy the new African-led peacekeeping mission to tackle the spiralling human rights and humanitarian crisis in the Central…

Turkmenistan: new report describes 'total repression' in oil-and-gas-rich country

People not socialising for fear of being reported over anti-state comments