Reports that supporters intend to take action on Chen Guangcheng's 40th birthday have prompted fears of confrontation with security officials.
One protester has been killed and several injured in clashes with police at a US-owned mine in eastern Indonesia.
A year after he was awarded the Nobel peace prize, activist Liu Xiabo continues to be held incommunicado, while his wife is under house arrest.
Around 90 families are at imminent risk of losing their homes as a development company continues to clear the land for construction.
Prime Minister Najib Razak plans to repeal the Internal Security Act, which allows the authorities to detain people indefinitely without charge or trial.
Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months in prison in connection with her support for bloggers.
Amnesty International calls for release of 56-year-old activist detained after organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers.
A French-Vietnamese blogger who has spoken out about environmental issues, has been sentenced to three years in prison on national security charges.
At least three people were killed when police fired on 500 farmers gathered to protest a pipeline bringing water to an industrial township.
The activists, known as the E06, were arrested in relation to an electoral reform rally and held without charge for a month
The Malaysian authorities must immediately release hundreds of protesters arrested for taking part in a peaceful pro-reform rally in Kuala Lumpur.
China's efforts to control and suppress human rights lawyers have intensified recently, according to a new Amnesty International report.
Trio who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist released, but other dissidents remain in detention.
Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.
Anti-government protester Murtaza Manzoor was rearrested this week after spending three months in unlawful administrative detention.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
A human rights lawyer and a journalist are missing amid a clampdown on dissent.
Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"
The doctor has spent 100 days in prison as part of a politically motivated life sentence on sedition and conspiracy charges.
Viet Nam must release a high-profile activist sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for calling for an end to one-party rule