Maldivian security forces have continued to commit serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in February.
Mass arrests at a peaceful protest in Ha Noi are just the latest blow to freedom of expression in Viet Nam.
Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.
Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead in his ward, prompting outrage in China's activist community.
Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.
Last year's killing of Saleem Shahzad highlighted the perils faced by journalists in Pakistan.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
The expulsion of an Al-Jazeera journalist from China is part of a wider clampdown on foreign reporters in the country.
China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.
The US must guarantee Chen Guangcheng’s safety and insist China protect the rights of the activist and his family, Amnesty International said.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Despite a decade of supposed reform, Indonesian police officers continue to be implicated in shootings and beatings of peaceful individuals.
Two men were killed in clashes between protesters and police amid a spate of disappearances in Bangladesh.
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.
Prominent Chinese housing activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin were jailed today on spurious charges.
Thailand is considering an amnesty law which could grant impunity for grave human rights violations.
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.
Pakistan's government has failed to protect religious minorities from systematic campaigns of violence and vilification.
Women in the Maldives describe how security forces violently suppressed their protest against the new president.