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

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

29 November 2011

Four Cambodian women face politically motivated charges over protests linked to forced evictions at Boueng Kak Lake in Phnom Penh.

28 November 2011

If enacted, the Peaceful Assembly Bill would effectively prohibit street protests and fine demonstrators who fail to comply.

24 November 2011
24 November 2011

A new report provides first-hand stories of women resisting forced eviction from their homes and land

23 November 2011

Amphon Tangnoppaku, 61, was sentenced for sending four text messages deemed offensive to the Queen of Thailand

23 November 2011

Eight Indonesian police officers involved in a violent crackdown in Papua that left three dead have only been given written warnings

18 November 2011

Thirteen people have been detained in Malaysia this week under a controversial security law often used to imprison critics of the government.

17 November 2011

Valsa John, who worked with Indigenous communities affected by coal mining, was beaten to death in her home.

14 November 2011

Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.

11 November 2011

Reports that supporters intend to take action on Chen Guangcheng's 40th birthday have prompted fears of confrontation with security officials.

09 November 2011

The demonstrators were protesting the trial and mistreatment of two local Falun Gong broadcasters.

08 November 2011

To mark Eid, the Taleban leader Mullah Omar instructed his commanders to stem the rising number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

07 November 2011

Sri Lanka's anti-torture laws are treated as little more than a piece of paper and very few cases go to trial.

07 November 2011

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the Chinese government to stop human rights abuses in Tibet.

04 November 2011

Some 15 prisoners on hunger strike are at risk of death from dehydration after being denied drinking water.

01 November 2011

Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.

28 October 2011

The Commonwealth risks becoming 'irrelevant' if its leaders allow Sri Lanka to become its next host.

28 October 2011

Japan's justice minister says he will sign execution warrants, despite announcing last month he would not back the death penalty.

24 October 2011

Dow is providing a wrap to encircle London’s Olympic Stadium, and rejects responsibility for liability in India's 1984 toxic gas disaster.

14 October 2011

Three prisoners of conscience for whom Amnesty International has campaigned for years have been released.

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