At least three people were killed when police fired on 500 farmers gathered to protest a pipeline bringing water to an industrial township.
The activists, known as the E06, were arrested in relation to an electoral reform rally and held without charge for a month
The Malaysian authorities must immediately release hundreds of protesters arrested for taking part in a peaceful pro-reform rally in Kuala Lumpur.
China's efforts to control and suppress human rights lawyers have intensified recently, according to a new Amnesty International report.
Trio who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist released, but other dissidents remain in detention.
Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.
Anti-government protester Murtaza Manzoor was rearrested this week after spending three months in unlawful administrative detention.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
A human rights lawyer and a journalist are missing amid a clampdown on dissent.
Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"
The doctor has spent 100 days in prison as part of a politically motivated life sentence on sedition and conspiracy charges.
Viet Nam must release a high-profile activist sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for calling for an end to one-party rule
Detention of China's most famous artist and political critic is a troubling development in a widening crackdown on dissent.
Liu Xianbin convicted of 'inciting subversion' for writing articles critical of the government, in a trial lasting only a few hours.
Veteran democracy activist Liu Xianbin is being tried for 'subversion' tomorrow, only a few years after finishing his previous prison term.
More than 100 detained or intimidated since February by security forces, following online calls for a Chinese 'Jasmine Revolution'.
An ethnic Uighur website manager who was sentenced to seven years in jail in China after a secret trial is the latest in a series of Uighur writers imprisoned for peaceful expression of cultural or political views.
Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.
The members of the Socialist Workers League, a small association that espouses socialism, were found guilty of "propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State."
Amnesty International urges the Chinese authorities to stop detaining and harassing more than 100 activists targeted in an apparent attempt to block anti-government demonstrations inspired by protests across the Middle East.