South Korea has seen a dramatic increase in the abuse of national security laws in a politically motivated attempt to silence debate, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
Three men have been in prison since they were arrested in 1999 for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political and social change.
The Chinese authorities are intensifying a crackdown against dissidents ahead of the imminent transition of power in the country, Amnesty International warned on Friday.
Two Vietnamese songwriters face up to 20 years in jail for writing songs criticizing their government.
The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.
A new ‘cybercrime’ law in the Philippines poses serious risks to freedom of expression and must be reviewed, Amnesty International said.
Three Vietnamese bloggers face up to 20 years in jail simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression.
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.