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.
Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.
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.
A new Amnesty International report documents how arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances have become routine in Sri Lanka.
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.
A UN-backed tribunal has given former Khmer Rouge jailer "Duch" a life sentence for the killings of more than 12,272 people.
A South Korean activist faces up to seven years in prison after re-tweeting messages from North Korea's official Twitter account.
The prisoner amnesty is the second this year and the fourth under Myanmar’s post-elections government.
China must release activist Chen Wei, who has been sentenced to nine years prison for criticizing the Communist Party.
Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they say is the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers.
One year after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, he and other Chinese activists still languish in jail.
US Secretary of State's landmark visit to Myanmar can only be seen a success if authorities make bold human rights reforms.
Eight Indonesian police officers involved in a violent crackdown in Papua that left three dead have only been given written warnings
Thirteen people have been detained in Malaysia this week under a controversial security law often used to imprison critics of the government.
Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.
Reports that supporters intend to take action on Chen Guangcheng's 40th birthday have prompted fears of confrontation with security officials.