On December 2nd, 1984, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate. Half a million people were exposed to the gas and 25,000 have died to date as a result Continue →
Blogger and prisoner of conscienceHossein Ronaghi Maleki.
Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was a 24-year-old computer whiz and blogger when he was arrested in Iran in December 2009. After spending most of the last four years behind bars as a prisoner of Continue →
The only Tibetan - run right group monitoring human rights situation in Tibet launched a campaign against ban on freedom of expression in Tibet. The campaign is suppo
Azerbaijani youth activist Jabbar Savalan was released from prison in December 2011 (Photo Credit: IRFS).
Azerbaijani youth activist Jabbar Savalan could hardly believe his eyes the first time guards at the prison brought him a bag full of letters.
They mostly Continue →
A man holds a rifle as he walks in a street of Bangui, Central African Republic (Photo Credit: Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images).
By Susanna Flood, Amnesty International’s Director of Media
On the surface, everything is quiet in Bangui, the tiny capital city Continue →
Indigenous Bangladeshi women during a demonstration demanding an end to encroaching development on their lands, still asking for the rights Kalpana Chakma fought for before her disappearance (Photo Credit: Shawkat Khan/AFP/Getty Images).
By Rebecca Landy, Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group
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The Tibetan Prime Minister and the parliament have expressed their sadness over the demise of former anti-apartheid hero and first black president of
Chinese authorities in Tibet's Driru County have arrested two Tibetan singers in November for producing music albums that called for Tibetan unity and preservation of the Tibet
Canadian legislators on Wednesday met with the new representative of the Dalai Lama for North America, Kaydor Aukatsang, on Parliament Hill to discuss ongoing re
The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is currently in the Indian capital for winter sojourn has expressed his sadness over the passing away of his "dear friend" Nel
Five years after the passing away of His Eminence Penor Rinpoche, former head of the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism, his reincarnation has been found, his mo
Nelson Mandela poses after receiving the Amnesty International “Ambassador of Conscience” Award in Johannesburg on November 1, 2006 (Photo Credit: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images).
Sarah Hager, Chair of the Southern Africa Co-Group, contributed to this post.
A few hours ago, the world Continue →
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“After a night of ‘servicing’ the officials, the women had to die because the secret could not get out. This happens at most of the political prison Continue →
A ten-year-old girl who was raped twice in ten days surrounded by other raped victims and a counselor (Photo Credit: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images).
By Rebecca Landy, Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group with the Democratic Republic of Congo Country Specialists
For almost Continue →
A Tibetan monk of Shelkar Choede monastery in Dhingri in southwestern Tibet has been arrested in Lhasa for being in possession of an image of the Tibetan national flag in h
Thirty year old Tibetan man who set himself ablaze in Tibet's Meruma town in Ngaba County on Tuesday had reportedly succumbed to his burn injuries, a former political prisoner now living here said. Kunchok Tseten shouted slogans demanding the ret