from Asia and the pacific
Japan hanged three death row inmates on Thursday, the first since the new government took office, raising fears that the pace of executions may increase under Prime Minister Abe.
A string of recent violent attacks against journalists and media workers shows the urgent need to better protect individuals commenting on Bangladesh’s ongoing war crimes tribunal.
The Pakistan authorities must do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara minority community following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.
The Bangladesh government must not let a proposed new legal amendment lead to a push for death sentences for those convicted in its ongoing war crimes tribunal.
A 20-year-old woman accused of 'witchcraft' after a boy died in the city of Mount Hagen was stripped, tied up, doused in petrol and burned alive.
The Myanmar government’s decision to form a committee to review political prisoner cases is a step in the right direction but the review needs to have a much wider reach.
Four Chinese migrant bus drivers could face up to a year in prison and steep fines for allegedly instigating a strike.
The Malaysian authorities must immediately release or formally charge two Malaysian men now detained under a repressive new security law.
Philippine poet and activist Ericson Acosta, who has been detained on trumped up charges for almost two years, must be released immediately.
A Chinese woman who beat her husband to death with a gun after suffering months of domestic violence should not be executed.
Following protests against unlawful killings across the Tribal Areas, Pakistan's authorities must investigate and bring anyone identified as responsible to justice in fair trials.
Displaced community living in temporary shelter in East Java face forced relocation unless they convert to the country’s majority religion Sunni Islam.
Myanmar must take all possible steps to avoid civilian casualties in Kachin state, Amnesty International said after three people were killed in air strikes.
An Adivasi (Indigenous) rights activist in central India’s Chhattisgarh state has been released after spending 29 months in prison on politically motivated charges
A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.
The Bangladeshi authorities must refrain from harassing and prosecuting newspaper editor Mahmudur Rahman, who has been threatened with prosecution for publishing a Skype conversation between officials.
A former Nepali miliary colonel has been arrested in the UK on allegations of torture, in a welcome example of universal jurisication being used to further accountability.
Nurmemet Yasin was imprisoned on the basis of his story 'Wild Pigeon' about a trapped bird who commits suicide rather than live in captivity.
The fabricated charges used to convict two housing rights activists confirms the dire state of Cambodia’s justice system and rule of law in the country.
Three bloggers given hefty sentences should be released ahead of their 28 December appeal hearing.