In Memory of Michael Brown

Demand President Obama and legislators across the country act now to address police use of lethal force across the USA

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June 9, 2015

Prominent activist Wu Gan (also known as ‘Butcher’) has been criminally detained in China on suspicion of ‘picking quarrels and provoking troubles’ and defamation. This follows his demonstration ou...

June 4, 2015

Anti-death penalty activist Atena Daemi has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for her peaceful activism. She has been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison since October 2014, when she was arrested. She...

June 4, 2015

Uzbekistani human rights defender Elena Urlaeva was detained by police officers on 31 May and subjected to torture, sexual violence and humiliation to force her to surrender her camera’s memory car...

June 4, 2015

The private communications of two human rights defenders may be being monitored by the Venezuelan authorities. This appears to be an attempt to restrict their ability to freely carry out their legi...