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.
Research by Amnesty International details the brutal crackdown in Aleppo, as Syrian security forces and militia target protesters, medical staff and bystanders.