Asia

British-Bangladeshi citizen detained since 2016 cafe attack freed

Hasnat Karim is released after two years behind bars over the 2016 restaurant attack in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

British-Bangladeshi citizen detained since 2016 cafe attack freed

Opinion

Beyond skyscrapers and parks, little has changed in Chechnya

The absurd, Kafkaesque trial of Oyub Titiev proves the Chechen Republic's impressive makeover is only skin deep.

Anna Neistat

by Anna Neistat

Anna Neistat

Reporter's Notebook

Argentina's 'green and blue' abortion showdown

pro-abortion rights activists say the 'war is not over' after Senate votes against legalisation bill that divided the country.

Amnesty International

Amnesty staff targeted by Israeli-made spyware

Human rights group says there was an attempt to hack the phone of one its staff members by a 'hostile government'.

Amnesty International staff targeted by Israeli-made spyware

United Kingdom

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Human rights groups criticise British government for decision not to object in case the US seeks the death penalty.

UK 'will not oppose' death penalty for suspected ISIL members

Mexico

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students

An investigation was approved in June, but has now been blocked, in a move called 'politically motivated' by Amnesty.

Amnesty condemns blocking probe into missing Mexican students

Syria's War

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

Group decries coalition's response to report that found hundreds of civilians were killed during its offensive last year

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

Asia Pacific

Liu Xia, late China dissident's wife, 'left' for Berlin

The Chinese poet had been under house arrest since her husband was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

Indonesia

Indonesia army accused of unlawful killings in Papua

Amnesty International report alleges nearly 100 people have been unlawfully killed by the army in the past eight years.

Privacy & Surveillance

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

These are the people fighting online censorship in China.

Meet the activists fighting the Great Chinese Firewall

Middle East

Groups demand release of Iranian human rights lawyer

Prominent lawyer recently represented several women arrested for protesting against mandatory wearing of headscarves.

Rights groups demand release of Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

Human Rights

'Europe's moral compass lost': Uncertainty over Aquarius refugees

European policies are criminalising vulnerable people, rights groups say, as hundreds are left stranded for days at sea.

Middle East

Amnesty: Raqqa victims deserve justice

Amnesty calls on the coalition to investigate violations and civilian killings during military offensive to remove ISIL.

Amnesty: US-led coalition's Raqqa offensive killed hundreds

Middle East

Rights groups: Three more activists arrested in Saudi crackdown

The activists, mostly women who advocated for equal right, were smeared by state-linked media as traitors.

Rights groups: Three more activists arrested in Saudi crackdown

Saudi Arabia

Rights groups demand release of Saudi women driving activists

Critics say the arrest of seven women's rights activists shows lack of commitment by authorities to implement reforms.

Rights groups demand release of Saudi women driving activists