Greenpeace activists in Moscow have demonstrated for the release of 30 colleagues who were arrested after some tried to scale a Russian oil platform in the Arctic Sea.
The far-left Kremlic critic, serving a one-month sentence for illegal protesting, has been taken to a Moscow hospital. Udaltsov spent many years in jail for his opposition towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Four members of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot who disrupted the World Cup final in Moscow say they have been detained again, just as they walked free from prison after serving a 15-day sentence.
Days before he took up the top job at Amnesty, Kumi Naidoo summited Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. The seasoned activist usually linked to a worthy cause is the first African to lead the human rights group in many years.
A video showing an inmate being brutally beaten in Russia has highlighted the issue of abuse in the country's prisons. The lawyer who released the video is now facing threats. Human rights activists are demanding action.
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