Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 in Amsterdam Saturday. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when he refused to stand for the national anthem, and instead knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality.
Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan (second from right) receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe (second from left) in Dhaka on Feb. 16. A human rights report criticizes Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. But in presenting the findings, Amnesty officials called Bangladesh's acceptance of the Rohingya refugees, a rare bright light in a year of worsening human rights violations.
Martha O'Donovan, who was arrested over alleged subversive tweets about Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Twitter, arrives at Harare Magistrate's Court in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Nov. 4.
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Waad was one of the opposition groups that participated in a Sept. 2013 demonstration. Before a court ordered it to dissolve today, it was the only major opposition group still operating in the country.
This image — taken via satellite in January 2015 — depicts what the State Department says is the crematorium at Saydnaya prison, including snowmelt on the facility's roof that acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs Stuart Jones says is proof of the building's higher temperature.
Omar al-Shogre says he spent 10 months in Sednaya prison. He says he was arrested at age 17 and was in various Syrian prisons for more than two years before he was sent to Sednaya.
Courtesy of Omar al-Shogre