August 23, 2011
Four Mauritanian anti-slavery campaigners have been given suspended sentences for protesting against the enslavement of a 10-year old girl.
August 22, 2011
The "Ladies in White," an unofficial network of women protesters in Cuba, face ongoing intimidation from the authorities.
August 21, 2011
Two US citizens accused of "espionage" and "illegal entry" have been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Tehran court.
August 19, 2011
Syrian authorities are feared to be torturing a prominent dissident and his teenage son, his lawyer tells Amnesty International.