The Syrian army's increased use of helicopters is putting civilians at even greater risk and further strengthens the case for an international arms embargo.
A number of key Saudi Arabian human rights activists have been put on trial, signalling a growing crackdown on their work.
For many long, hard years, Aung San Suu Kyi's dream of freedom seemed distant and unachievable. Tonight, on stage in Dublin, that dream was realized for the world to see.
Armed Ugandan police raided a human rights workshop attended by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists in Kampala Monday afternoon, detaining at least 17 individuals.