A young Sri Lankan woman is at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed whilst under the age of 18, prompting Amnesty International to urge the country’s King to prevent the sentence being carried out.
The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals in the country, Amnesty International said today as the pair's convictions were overturned by an appeals court.
A military appeal court in Tunisia has upheld the conviction on defamation charges of a former presidential adviser and handed him an even harsher punishment, in what Amnesty International called a "new low" for freedom of expression in the country since the ousting of President Be
A former Saudi Arabian diplomat is at grave risk of being detained and tortured or otherwise ill-treated if Qatari authorities follow through with plans to return him forcibly to Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International said.
A decision by the Court of Cassation in Bahrain rejecting an appeal by 13 opposition activists and upholding prison sentences ranging from five years to life is further proof of how the country’s justice system simply cannot be relied on, Amnesty International said.
Claims that China’s system of “Re-education Through Labour” [RTL] is to be stopped in 2013 will raise more questions than answers, Amnesty International said in the wake of reported comments by Meng Jianzhu, head of the Chinese Communist Party’s Political and Legal Affairs