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22 June 2011

The artist's release on bail must not diminish the international outcry about other activists detained during this year’s ‘Jasmine’ crackdown

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17 June 2011

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.

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03 June 2011

Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.

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19 May 2011

Anti-government protester Murtaza Manzoor was rearrested this week after spending three months in unlawful administrative detention.

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17 May 2011

Reduction of prison terms must be swiftly followed by the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, says Amnesty International.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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05 May 2011

Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"

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15 April 2011

Jammu and Kashmir is holding numerous people, including children, in administrative detention after protests in summer 2010.

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15 April 2011

The doctor has spent 100 days in prison as part of a politically motivated life sentence on sedition and conspiracy charges.

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05 April 2011

Chinese lawyers are being detained and pressured to stop defending those rounded up in connection with 'Jasmine' protests.

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05 April 2011

Faizan Rafiq Hakeem was detained for over a month under the controversial Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA).

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04 April 2011

Detention of China's most famous artist and political critic is a troubling development in a widening crackdown on dissent.

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23 March 2011

More than 100 detained or intimidated since February by security forces, following online calls for a Chinese 'Jasmine Revolution'.

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09 March 2011

Amnesty International research shows how some of those detained are being held secretly where they are vulnerable to a range of abuses, including torture or being killed in custody.

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07 March 2011

An ethnic Uighur website manager who was sentenced to seven years in jail in China after a secret trial is the latest in a series of Uighur writers imprisoned for peaceful expression of cultural or political views.

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03 March 2011

Journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa have been beaten or detained by security officers.

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28 February 2011

Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.

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24 February 2011

The members of the Socialist Workers League, a small association that espouses socialism, were found guilty of "propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State."

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21 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Chinese authorities to stop detaining and harassing more than 100 activists targeted in an apparent attempt to block anti-government demonstrations inspired by protests across the Middle East.

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26 January 2011

Vi Duc Hoi is sentenced to eight years for "spreading anti-government propaganda" after he posted articles on the internet calling for democracy.

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