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Israel must release Palestinian prisoner of conscience detained without charge or trial

The Israeli authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Ahmed Qatamesh, a 67-year-old Palestinian academic, writer and political analyst who has been arbitrarily detained under a three-month administrative detention order, said Amnesty International.

Authorities shut down an Amnesty International press conference in Cameroon

Authorities in Cameroon have shut down an Amnesty International press conference scheduled to take place in Yaoundé this morning. The press conference was calling attention to the case of three students who were sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending a sarcastic text about Boko Haram.

Taiwan moves closer to marriage equality after milestone court ruling

A landmark ruling by Taiwan’s highest court means it is close to becoming the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, Amnesty International said.

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