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12 August 2011

Amnesty International calls for release of 56-year-old activist detained after organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers.

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29 July 2011

The activists, known as the E06, were arrested in relation to an electoral reform rally and held without charge for a month

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26 July 2011

Prominent human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly has been re-arrested in Viet Nam while on parole to treat serious health problems.

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04 July 2011

Two years on from riots and mass arrests in Xinjiang, the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses

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30 June 2011

More than 100 have been arrested or questioned ahead of a reform rally, with 30 now accused of "waging war against the king."

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25 June 2011

Trio who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist released, but other dissidents remain in detention.

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23 June 2011

Three of artist Ai Weiwei’s associates are still missing, presumed in secret detention, despite the conditional release of Ai and his cousin

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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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