from Asia and the pacific
Indonesia carried out its first execution in four years and promises to put a further nine people to death in 2013.
A Cambodian court’s decision to overturn a two-decade prison sentence against a prominent journalist is a positive step for freedom of expression in the country.
Analysis of new satellite images shows the North Korean government is blurring the lines between its political prison camps and the surrounding population.
Disturbing video footage apparently showing the torture of prisoners in Fiji must be urgently investigated.
A journalist in Cambodia is due to face an appeal tomorrow, after being sentenced to 20 years in prison on 1 October 2012 for anti-state offences.
450,000 people demanded China release the only imprisoned Nobel laureate in a campaign led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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