from Asia and the pacific
Reduction of prison terms must be swiftly followed by the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"
A human rights lawyer and a journalist are missing amid a clampdown on dissent.
Amnesty International asks the US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed.
Satellite imagery and new testimony sheds light on the horrific conditions in North Korea’s network of political prison camps, which hold an estimated 200,000 people.
Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, has been killed by US forces during an operation in Pakistan, US President Barack Obama has said.
A UN report out today gives credibility to claims that both sides committed war crimes in Sri Lanka's civil war.
Jammu and Kashmir is holding numerous people, including children, in administrative detention after protests in summer 2010.
The doctor has spent 100 days in prison as part of a politically motivated life sentence on sedition and conspiracy charges.
A UN report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be made public, Amnesty International said as a panel of experts submit their findings to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Chinese lawyers are being detained and pressured to stop defending those rounded up in connection with 'Jasmine' protests.
A young Malaysian man faces imminent hanging after his final appeal failed in Singapore
Faizan Rafiq Hakeem was detained for over a month under the controversial Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA).
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'.