Hundreds of political prisoners released in Burma © AFP


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Caning is a form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment © AFP PHOTO / RIZA LAZUARDI

Indonesian woman at risk of being caned is safe for now

A woman in Aceh, Indonesia, who was gang-raped by eight men and at risk of being caned is safe for now.

Life can be very difficult for women's rights advocates in Afghanistan © Flickr / isafmedia

Australia invests in Afghan women’s organisations

The Australian Government announces it will invest directly into grassroots Afghan women's organisations.

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Good news: Victory for Indigenous community in Paraguay

Two-decade battle ends in victory for the Sawhoyamaxa Indigenous community after President signs law.

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Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei to receive top Award from Amnesty International

Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei – both committed activists – will be the joint recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2015.

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste freed

As Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste walks free from Egypt's Tora Prison, the continuing plight of his colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy must not be forgotten.

Good news: activist Dr Tun Aung released

Dr Tun Aung, a Muslim community leader and medical doctor imprisoned for trying to prevent communal violence, has been released from jail in Myanmar.

Good news: Inquiry opened into Philippines police torture

An inquiry has been opened by the Philippines Senate into police torture following the release of an Amnesty International report into torture in the country.

Case update: Ghoncheh Ghavami released

Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami, sentenced to a year in prison for asking that women be allowed to attend volleyball matches, has been released on bail.

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