The international community must keep up pressure on the Sri Lankan government to address its human rights crisis as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) draws to a close.
When world leaders disembark in Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this week, they will have to look beyond newsstands to find out what is really going on in Sri Lanka.
The release of several prisoners of conscience in Myanmar today is a positive step, but time is running out for the government to keep its promise to release everyone imprisoned for peaceful activism by the year’s end.
China’s reported decision to abolish "re-education through labour" camps nationwide will be little more than a cosmetic measure unless the authorities tackle the deeply entrenched abuses of the country’s overall detention system.
Commonwealth leaders must use their summit in Colombo this week to pressure the Sri Lankan authorities to end their alarming crackdown on civil society.
The Vietnamese authorities must end their alarming crackdown on dissent and immediately put in place measures to protect activists from further harassment and imprisonment simply for exercising their rights.
Today’s arrest of 19 people involved in a peaceful protest against the demolition of a historical village in Malaysia shows once again how the country’s authorities are taking a hard line against human rights defenders.
Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders.
Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet.
Viet Nam must immediately release a prominent lawyer and human rights activist who was jailed on politically motivated charges today.
Fiji’s proposed new constitution falls far short of international standards of human rights law and is another step backwards in guaranteeing human rights protection for all.
Cambodian human rights defender Yorm Bopha, imprisoned on spurious grounds last year, must be released immediately, Amnesty International said ahead of the one-year anniversary of her arrest.
The arrest of a prominent Bangladeshi human rights defender over the weekend is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression.
Amnesty International has launched a new Chinese-language website containing research reports, articles and blog entries on the organization’s research and activism around the world.
There are growing fears about the fate of photographer Du Bin, who has not been heard from since security police reportedly detained him at his home in Beijing late last month.
The Cambodian authorities must release housing rights activist and prisoner of conscience Yorm Bopha who was jailed after an unfair trial.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
A third activist died of gunshot wounds she received at a peaceful commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the handover of Papua to the Indonesian government.
The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately set up an independent and impartial investigation into police use of force after at least 44 people died in violent clashes between protesters and the police.
In Sri Lanka, a climate of intolerance and fear continues to sweep the island as the government’s stranglehold on the population grows ever tighter.