An Adivasi (Indigenous) rights activist in central India’s Chhattisgarh state has been released after spending 29 months in prison on politically motivated charges
Three bloggers given hefty sentences should be released ahead of their 28 December appeal hearing.
Tens of thousands of victims of India’s worst ever industrial disaster are still waiting for justice, and women are suffering disproportionately.
Chen Kegui was detained in April this year, after fleeing for his safety following a violent raid by local authorities on his family’s home.
At least 75 Tibetans – including many Buddhist monks and nuns – have set themselves on fire this year.
Three men have been in prison since they were arrested in 1999 for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political and social change.
The Chinese authorities are intensifying a crackdown against dissidents ahead of the imminent transition of power in the country, Amnesty International warned on Friday.
Two Vietnamese songwriters face up to 20 years in jail for writing songs criticizing their government.
The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.
Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and then selling off land in suspect deals with property developers.
Three Vietnamese bloggers face up to 20 years in jail simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.
Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's pre-eminent human rights lawyer, fears for her life after learning of the security forces' alleged death plot against her.
Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead in his ward, prompting outrage in China's activist community.
Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.
Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.