To mark International Human Rights Day, Amnesty International urges people all over the world to join its successful annual letter writing campaign on behalf of and to prisoners of conscience and people suffering injustice.
Rights group Amnesty International has accused EU governments of supporting migrant abuse in Libya. Echoing previous reports, it found widespread abuse of migrants in Libya by the government, smugglers and armed groups.
More and more human rights advocates are paying the ultimate price for their activism. Many are threatened and harassed. For years, the situation of human rights advocates has been growing worse.
Rights activists in Pakistan have launched a campaign to recover peace campaigner Raza Khan, who was allegedly abducted in Lahore. Civil society groups say progressive activists are routinely "kidnapped" in the country.
Peter Steudtner is a modest, reserved man, more interested in non-violent conciliation than terrorism, say his friends. DW profiles the German activist currently on trial for terrorism charges in Turkey.
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