Bahrain held the first round of parliamentary elections on November 12 and followed up with a second round on November 19 to fill seats in its 40-seat parliament that advises King Hamad.
Amnesty says it has been told by civilians they had endured "abusive screening processes" – known as filtration – which sometimes resulted in arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment.
Settler violence has a history of targeting the Israeli security establishment, which willingly turns a blind eye to it.
The Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture members decided they had “no other option but to suspend” their 12-day visit, which was due to run until October 27.
Late dictator Ferdinand Marcos falsely claimed that human rights organisations had never visited the Philippines and that their claims of torture, abuse and mistreatment were untrue.
Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue announced that the central African nation has abolished the death penalty, calling it a “unique moment.”
The government said the assault, which left 10 soldiers dead and several wounded, was aimed at cutting off a key route to the blockaded city of Taiz and undermined peace efforts.
Hundreds of armed troops have raided a protest camp outside the president's office in Colombo, drawing condemnation from international human rights groups.
Oromo Liberation Army denies its fighters killed over 400 Amhara civilians, the East African country's second-largest ethnic group after the Oromo.
Russian forces withdraw from a strategic Black Sea island on the 127th day of fighting as US President Joe Biden announces $800 million in new weapons to help Ukraine fight off Moscow's troops.
India's cracking down on protesters with excessive use of force, arbitrary detention and punitive house demolitions is in complete violation of international human rights law and standards, human rights organisation Amnesty International says.
The Southeast Asian country has mandatory death penalty for some offences, including drug trafficking and murder, while the law also allows the punishment for some other crimes at the court's discretion.
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