SECRETARY GENERAL OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IRENE KHAN IN BEIT HANUN
Irene Khan(R), secretary general of human rights group Amnesty International, looks at the destroyed roof of the Assamna family home in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun December 09, 2006. The Assamna family lost 16 members including women and children in one attack by the Israeli forces on the town earlier last month. Khan slammed Israel's "deliberate and reckless shooting and artillery shelling or air strikes carried out in densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip." (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad)
Human Rights Watch called on a European leader to pressure Russia to end its policy of targeting non-governmental organizations.
The human rights group Amnesty International called on Indonesia Thursday to halt three imminent executions and end the death penalty in the country.
More than 50 people, believed to be Rohingya Muslims being evacuated ahead of a cyclone, were missing or feared drowned after their boat capsized off Myanmar.
At least eight people died when a boat evacuating Rohingya Muslims capsized off the Myanmar coast in a scramble to flee an approaching storm, aid agencies said.
Non-governmental organizations in Russia are considered enemies of the state by Russian President Vladimir Putin, NGO leaders said.
Algeria's new law regulating associations appears to be a means of restricting activities by civil society, a London-based human rights group charges.
Fighting and human rights abuses in Myanmar means the country continues to pose a threat to U.S. interests, U.S. President Barack Obama said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seems determined to carve out a role for himself as Saddam Hussein's worthy successor.
The government of Myanmar isn't doing enough to address discrimination targeting its minority Muslim population, Amnesty International said.
Characterizing an organization as a foreign agent because it provides legal assistance to government critics is outrageous, a Russian human rights group said.