February 21, 2014

Free Yevgeniy Vitishko!

The prominent environmental activist has been sent to a penal colony to serve out a three year sentence for allegedly damaging a fence during a protest.

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June 27, 2013

Peasant farmers demonstrating in Colombia are at risk after at least four were killed and others injured. There are fears that security forces have been using disproportionate and excessive force....

June 26, 2013

A 35-year-old Iraqi Kurd, Hazem Saber Ibrahim Qader, has been held incommunicado in Iraq’s Kurdistan region since 17 June, and is believed to be at risk of torture.

June 25, 2013

Eleven men sentenced to death in Iraq in 2010, are now known to have had their application for a retrial rejected. They could be executed at any time.

June 24, 2013

Some 117 death row prisoners in Viet Nam face imminent execution when a change in the law comes into effect on 27 June. There are more than 530 prisoners under sentence of death.