In North Korea, hundreds of thousands of people exist in prison camps out of sight of the rest of the world, where human rights protections are ignored.
Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.
Thailand is considering an amnesty law which could grant impunity for grave human rights violations.
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.
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