The Taleban have claimed responsibility for the shooting of a 14-year Pakistani human rights activist in Swat valley who is now being treated in hospital for her wounds, prompting Amnesty International to denounce the “shocking act of violence”.
Rwanda’s military intelligence department known as J2 has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture, Amnesty International states today in a new report.
A prominent human rights lawyer who disappeared along with his friend as they made their way to work is feared to have been detained by Syrian security forces. If so, he must be released immediately, Amnesty International said.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and state Governor Rick Perry should grant clemency to an African American man due to be executed on 18 October for a crime committed when he was only 19 years old, Amnesty International said.