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.
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.
Malaysia's High Court acquitted Anwar Ibrahim of criminal sodomy charges, but the repressive statute that enabled his persecution is still on the books.
China must release activist Chen Wei, who has been sentenced to nine years prison for criticizing the Communist Party.
Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they say is the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers.
One year after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, he and other Chinese activists still languish in jail.
Four Cambodian women face politically motivated charges over protests linked to forced evictions at Boueng Kak Lake in Phnom Penh.
If enacted, the Peaceful Assembly Bill would effectively prohibit street protests and fine demonstrators who fail to comply.