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.
The proposed new law allows for violations of human rights such as freedom from arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment.
US forces are set to transfer detainees from Bagram prison to the Afghan government, prompting fears that they may be at risk of torture.
Police beat and sexually harassed four women detained during an anti-government rally, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.
At least six people injured, some seriously, as combined forces of police and military attack around 300 demonstrators in the capital.
Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.
Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.
Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty, and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.
Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they say is the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers.
Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.
Sri Lanka's anti-torture laws are treated as little more than a piece of paper and very few cases go to trial.
Some 15 prisoners on hunger strike are at risk of death from dehydration after being denied drinking water.
Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.
NATO's decision to end detainee transfers to Afghan prisons highlights the international forces' failure to boost the rule of law in Afghanistan.
Two years on from riots and mass arrests in Xinjiang, the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses
A group of rejected Sri Lankan asylum seekers, most of them Tamil, have been taken for questioning in Colombo after being forcibly returned from the UK.
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing deportation from the UK today are at risk of torture in their home country.