A tragic reminder of the numbing cruelty of the USA’s indefinite detention regime at its Guantánamo Bay detention facility, and the urgent need to resolve the detentions, comes with the news that another detainee has died at the naval base.
Prison conditions in Chad are deplorable. Men, women and children share overcrowded cells and often must supply their own food and medicine. Amnesty International is calling for urgent prison reform.
Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo.
Amnesty issued a strong statement on the importance of human rights at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress.