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

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

24 November 2009
In October, the Myanmar authorities arrested at least 10 political activists and journalists for trying to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis. Their whereabouts is unknown.
24 November 2009
At least 130,000 people displaced by the war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, have been held in camps under military control and deprived of their freedom of movement.
24 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the Philippine authorities to carry out a full investigation into a brutal attack in Maguindanao province that has left at least 46 people dead.
24 November 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has marked the completion of her visit to South Korea by issuing a statement at a press conference in Seoul.
23 November 2009
Huang Qi has been sentenced to three years in prison for his work on behalf of families of five primary school pupils who died when school buildings collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
23 November 2009
At least 21 civilians have been killed in the southern province of Maguindanao. These are the first reported killings linked to national elections to be held in May 2010.
20 November 2009
Chinese authorities must stop the harassment and arbitrary detention of dozens of human rights lawyers and activists who were targeted during US President Obama’s visit.
19 November 2009
A magazine and its editor have agreed to pay S$405,000 (Approximately US$290,000) following a fine by the country’s highest court for alleged defamation.
18 November 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has warned the Australian government not to squander a unique opportunity to right historic wrongs.
18 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged newly re-elected President Hamid Karzai to prioritize human rights and the rule of law in his second term.
13 November 2009
10 November 2009
Following the execution of eight Uighurs and one Han Chinese individual, charged with offences committed during the July riots, the authorities have prosecuted a further 20 suspects.
05 November 2009
The European Union and India should work together at the United Nations to protect human rights in places of crisis, Amnesty International has said in a letter ahead of the EU India summit in New Delhi.
30 October 2009
Amnesty International has called for a credible and transparent investigation into the 4 September airstrike in Kunduz that killed scores of people, many of them civilians.
30 October 2009
Hairat Niyaz has been detained since 1 October. He is thought at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Family and friends believe his detention is due to comments he made about the recent unrest.
28 October 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the Taleban's attack on a guesthouse hosting staff from the United Nations in Kabul, that killed at least six civilian UN staff.
28 October 2009
Two female editors at national newspaper the Sunday Leader have received death threats. The paper's founder and former Editor-in-Chief was murdered in January.
28 October 2009
Yoab Syatfle, a political activist in the Indonesian province of West Papua, has received six anonymous SMS messages warning him that he will be killed if he leaves his home.
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