Thevan spent many months in detention in Sri Lanka, where security forces tortured him into "confessing" to being part of the Tamil Tigers.
There are growing fears about the fate of photographer Du Bin, who has not been heard from since security police reportedly detained him at his home in Beijing late last month.
Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.
In Sri Lanka, a climate of intolerance and fear continues to sweep the island as the government’s stranglehold on the population grows ever tighter.
Recommendations in a government-backed report investigating last year's devastating violence in Myanmar fail to effectively tackle discrimination against Rohingya Muslims and could trigger more human rights abuses.
Disturbing video footage apparently showing the torture of prisoners in Fiji must be urgently investigated.
Displaced community living in temporary shelter in East Java face forced relocation unless they convert to the country’s majority religion Sunni Islam.
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.
Thailand must stop flouting its human rights obligations while tackling insurgent violence in the south of the country.
Millions are locked in perpetual lawlessness in Pakistan’s northwestern Tribal Areas, where human rights abuses committed by the Armed Forces and the Taliban are beyond the reach of justice.
The UN's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka has highlighted Colombo’s continued denial of the human rights crisis in the country.
The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.
Afghanistan’s Parliament must not appoint a new national intelligence director before investigating claims of his involvement in torture and other abuses.
Maldivian security forces have continued to commit serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in February.
Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased.
Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.
Despite a decade of supposed reform, Indonesian police officers continue to be implicated in shootings and beatings of peaceful individuals.
In North Korea, hundreds of thousands of people exist in prison camps out of sight of the rest of the world, where human rights protections are ignored.