Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

07 February 2012

Members of the Indian army must not be allowed to invoke a controversial law to avoid trial for human rights violations.

07 February 2012

The Maldivian president has resigned following a police mutiny after a group of police officers joined opposition-led protests.

03 February 2012

A UN-backed tribunal has given former Khmer Rouge jailer "Duch" a life sentence for the killings of more than 12,272 people.

02 February 2012

Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.

02 February 2012

Religious groups in Pakistan have called for the demolition of one of the largest Ahmadi worship sites in the city of Rawalpindi.

01 February 2012

A South Korean activist faces up to seven years in prison after re-tweeting messages from North Korea's official Twitter account.

31 January 2012

Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.

30 January 2012

Protesters in India have clashed with police during a protest over land earmarked for a Vedanta toxic waste dump.

26 January 2012

London 2012 ethics chief tells Amnesty International why she quit her role on Olympic commission over Dow's connection to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

25 January 2012

The London 2012 ethics chief has quit over over a sponsorship deal with Dow, a company connected to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

24 January 2012

Chinese security forces in Sichuan Province have reportedly fired on Tibetan protestors for a second successive day.

20 January 2012

The High Court of Orissa has dismissed the mining company's plea for a six-fold expansion of the plant.

13 January 2012

The prisoner amnesty is the second this year and the fourth under Myanmar’s post-elections government.

13 January 2012

Hundreds of Shi’a Muslims were forced back their village in East Java last night after an anti-Shi’a mob attack had driven them away.

12 January 2012

24 women and six children have been detained while protesting last week's violent forced eviction of 300 families from Borei Keila in Phnom Penh.

10 January 2012

A Maldivian blogger attacked and detained for organizing a peaceful demonstration has been released, while his attackers remain at large.

09 January 2012

Malaysia's High Court acquitted Anwar Ibrahim of criminal sodomy charges, but the repressive statute that enabled his persecution is still on the books.

06 January 2012

Up to five children who had been travelling with seven Uighur adults shot dead by police while trying to leave China, are believed to be detained.

05 January 2012

The Mongolian parliament overwhelmingly approves a bill that aims to scrap the death penalty.

04 January 2012

Pakistan urged to reform 'dangerous' blasphemy laws, one year after the assassination of a politician who criticized them.

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