Latest update: 30/05/2012
Amnesty International slams UN Security Council
Amnesty International's 50th annual report painted a bleak picture of human rights abuses in 2011. Governments in many Middle Eastern countries came in for criticism for their often brutal responses to Arab spring protests. But the UN Security Council also came under fire, being branded "tired and out of step" for its failure to find a solution to the uprising in Syria.