A Scottish university has been condemned for a secretive contract with Saudi Arabia after a report that the Gulf state executed 184 people last year.
The number of times tasers were deployed by Police Scotland has risen sharply, with senior officers pledging to make sure they are "available in all our communities all of the time."
The condition of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is worsening both physically and mentally, according to his wife.
The Scottish Government has said it will partner with the Rwandan Government on international development - but experts say the latter's poor human rights record must be addressed.
Police Scotland is seeking to extend a controversial training project with Sri Lankan police despite new evidence of the force's involvement in torture.