|Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012|
Human rights activists in China are in danger of torture. Please act.
Activist tortured by police, please act. Luis Rafael Escobar Ugas, a Venezuelan human rights activist has been in detention since March for participating in a protest. He has been tortured and threatened. He is ill and is not receiving the urgent medical care he needs.
The highest ranking policewoman in Afghanistan has been assassinated.
|Lieutenant Negar, 38, died on Monday morning in hospital after two
unidentified gunmen on a motorbike shot her in the neck on Sunday near
police headquarters in Lashkar Gah.|