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.
The Maldivian president has resigned following a police mutiny after a group of police officers joined opposition-led protests.
Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.
A South Korean activist faces up to seven years in prison after re-tweeting messages from North Korea's official Twitter account.
Chinese security forces in Sichuan Province have reportedly fired on Tibetan protestors for a second successive day.
The prisoner amnesty is the second this year and the fourth under Myanmar’s post-elections government.
A Maldivian blogger attacked and detained for organizing a peaceful demonstration has been released, while his attackers remain at large.
Pakistan urged to reform 'dangerous' blasphemy laws, one year after the assassination of a politician who criticized them.
Chen Wei is set to stand trial on 23 December on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” over essays he wrote that were critical of the Communist Party.
Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty, and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.
One year after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, he and other Chinese activists still languish in jail.
If enacted, the Peaceful Assembly Bill would effectively prohibit street protests and fine demonstrators who fail to comply.
Amphon Tangnoppaku, 61, was sentenced for sending four text messages deemed offensive to the Queen of Thailand
Eight Indonesian police officers involved in a violent crackdown in Papua that left three dead have only been given written warnings
Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.
The demonstrators were protesting the trial and mistreatment of two local Falun Gong broadcasters.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the Chinese government to stop human rights abuses in Tibet.
Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.
One protester has been killed and several injured in clashes with police at a US-owned mine in eastern Indonesia.