Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today.
Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.
The Myanmar government’s attacks on the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association compromise the country’s first elections in 20 years, says Amnesty International.
Singapore’s conviction of author Alan Shadrake for contempt of court will further stifle freedom of expression and legitimate criticism of the judiciary, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International condemns the nine and seven-year prison sentences given to three activists in Viet Nam for carrying out their legitimate work on labour rights.
Following Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize win, Amnesty International profiles five other prominent Chinese activists who have been locked up for daring to criticise the government.
Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Emergency Decree and Internal Security Act grant authorities with extraordinary powers, which have often been abused to block the expression of peaceful dissenting views.
Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
On the third anniversary of the violent crackdown on the "Saffron Revolution", the authorities continue to hold over 2,200 people arrested for their peaceful activism.
Chen Guangcheng and his family have been kept under unofficial house arrest since he was released from prison last week after serving a four-year sentence.
Human rights groups, including Amnesty International, have urged the Cambodian government to immediately release a human rights worker who was sentenced to two years in prison for giving out anti-government leaflets.
Amnesty International has condemned the closed trial and conviction of three Uighur website managers on state security charges.
Hairat Niyaz was convicted on state security charges, apparently for warning the authorities over potential ethnic violence in Xinjiang province on the eve of the July 2009 riots.
Bar Association leaders arbitrarily detained in an apparent attempt to stifle legitimate and peaceful protest, as part of an ongoing government crackdown.
Alan Shadrake was arrested for criminal defamation after he published a book critical of the country's use of the death penalty.
Chinese security forces last night cancelled a documentary screening by an HIV/AIDS education group, which Amnesty International is strongly criticising as part of the ongoing harassment of peaceful public health educators.
Amnesty International is calling for the release of three award-winning Tibetan environmental activist brothers, two of whom were recently given lengthy prison sentences within a week of each other.
Amnesty International today welcomed the release of a prisoner of conscience imprisoned in Papua for his role in a peaceful flag-raising protest.
The Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion carried out a violent attack on the house of Mirza Abbas, a leading Bangladesh National Party (BNP) politician and former mayor of Dhaka.