Two Vietnamese songwriters face up to 20 years in jail for writing songs criticizing their government.
The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.
Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and then selling off land in suspect deals with property developers.
Three Vietnamese bloggers face up to 20 years in jail simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.
Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's pre-eminent human rights lawyer, fears for her life after learning of the security forces' alleged death plot against her.
Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead in his ward, prompting outrage in China's activist community.
Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.
Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.
Police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.
At least six people injured, some seriously, as combined forces of police and military attack around 300 demonstrators in the capital.
Pakistan's government has failed to protect religious minorities from systematic campaigns of violence and vilification.
Women in the Maldives describe how security forces violently suppressed their protest against the new president.
China has sentenced a veteran activist to seven years in prison for writing a poem urging people to support freedom.
Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.
Chinese security forces in Sichuan Province have reportedly fired on Tibetan protestors for a second successive day.