Today's closure of the criminal proceedings against the head of a well-known Russian human rights organization is a victory for human rights, Amnesty International said.
The Spanish Supreme Court's pending criminal trial of a pioneering investigative judge is a threat to human rights and judicial independence, Amnesty International said today.
Human rights defender Daniel Deuzoumbe Passalet was released without charge on 30 December 2011. He returned to N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, still weak from his hunger-strike.
A Maldivian activist who was attacked and detained on 10 December 2011 for organizing a peaceful protest calling for religious tolerance was released on 6 January. His attackers remain at large....