Political prisoners


Write for Rights 2018 campaign report

Sixteen years ago, Write for Rights was a small venture. Today it’s the world’s biggest human rights event. This report details everything that happened around the world during the 2018 campaign.

Crushing humanity: the abuse of solitary confinement in Egypt's prisons

Amnesty International has examined the Egyptian authorities’ use of solitary confinement as a tool to inflict additional punishment against prisoners with a political profile. It has found that solitary confinement for such prisoners invariably amounts to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, and sometimes...

Journalism is not a crime

Freedom of expression in Turkey is under sustained and increasing attack. Since the failed coup attempt in July 2016, academics, journalists and writers who criticize the government risk criminal investigation and prosecution, intimidation, harassment and censorship. The severity of the Turkish government’s repression of the...