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

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

21 October 2008
Thousands of people around the world joined together on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to raise their voices and demand action from governments.
06 October 2008
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
26 September 2008
Amnesty International confirmed on Friday that one of the seven prisoners of conscience freed this week, U Win Htein, was re-arrested a few hours after his release.
16 September 2008
An anti-government activist leader in Myanmar remains at risk of torture following her arrest last Wednesday.
15 September 2008
Three men were executed in Japan on Thursday 11 September 2008. Amnesty International has called for the government to immediately adopt a moratorium on executions.
10 September 2008
With the swearing in of Musharraf's successor, Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani government should act immediately to reverse the country's human rights record.
10 September 2008
The Sri Lankan government’s order for United Nations and non-governmental aid workers to leave the war-torn northern Wanni region, could further endanger tens
05 September 2008
The sole reason for the detention of five members of Hindu Rights Action Force, was for expressing concerns about the marginalization of ethnic South Asians within Ma
02 September 2008
Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, calls on Pakistan's new government to publish details on those held in secret detention and shed light on the
02 September 2008

On the 25th International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International and Amina Janjua, the founder of Defence of Human Rights, called upon the Pakistan governm

02 September 2008
Amnesty International urges the Thai government to respect human rights and to remove restrictions on free speech contained in the emergency decree.
22 August 2008
Tens of thousands who have already suffered from the renewal of violence, could be at even greater risk, if the Philippine government supports the creation of untrain
19 August 2008
The Sri Lankan military and the opposing Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are putting displaced civilians in danger as fighting continues in northern Sri Lanka
08 August 2008
Twenty years after the brief flowering of people power in Myanmar, however, little has improved for the millions of people still suffering under repressive rule.
08 August 2008
Malaysian opposition leader has declared that sodomy charges will not stop his campaign for a parliamentary seat.
30 July 2008
The International Olympic Committee has said that there won't be uncensored internet access at Olympic media venues.
28 July 2008
Foreign journalists working from the Olympics press centre in Beijing are unable to access amnesty.org, as Amnesty International prepares to launch a new report evalua
23 July 2008
The Chinese authorities say they will now not free the housing rights activist when his four-year prison sentence expires on 26 July. Amnesty International demands he
17 July 2008
Thursday 17 July marks the tenth anniversary of the Rome Statute, the treaty that led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
17 July 2008
Amnesty International has launched a new website for people to have their say about the human rights situation in China in the countdown to the Beijing Olympics.
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Refugees in Nairobi are appealing against a controversial ruling that...
Chile’s commitment to decriminalize abortion in cases where the...
The sentencing of five media workers in Myanmar each to 10 years’...
Amnesty International has gathered graphic and compelling evidence of...
Amnesty International is calling for a UN-mandated...