Chen Wei is set to stand trial on 23 December on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” over essays he wrote that were critical of the Communist Party.
Kim Jong-il has left millions of North Koreans mired in poverty, and hundreds of thousands of people detained in brutal prison camps.
One year after Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize, he and other Chinese activists still languish in jail.
If enacted, the Peaceful Assembly Bill would effectively prohibit street protests and fine demonstrators who fail to comply.
Amphon Tangnoppaku, 61, was sentenced for sending four text messages deemed offensive to the Queen of Thailand
Eight Indonesian police officers involved in a violent crackdown in Papua that left three dead have only been given written warnings
Almost 3,000 Chinese villagers have reportedly signed a petition calling for the release of a Falun Gong practictioner who may have been tortured.
The demonstrators were protesting the trial and mistreatment of two local Falun Gong broadcasters.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the Chinese government to stop human rights abuses in Tibet.
Officials gathered at an Istanbul conference on Afghanistan must keep human rights a central focus of their plans for regional security.
One protester has been killed and several injured in clashes with police at a US-owned mine in eastern Indonesia.
A year after he was awarded the Nobel peace prize, activist Liu Xiabo continues to be held incommunicado, while his wife is under house arrest.
Prime Minister Najib Razak plans to repeal the Internal Security Act, which allows the authorities to detain people indefinitely without charge or trial.
Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months in prison in connection with her support for bloggers.
Amnesty International calls for release of 56-year-old activist detained after organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers.
A French-Vietnamese blogger who has spoken out about environmental issues, has been sentenced to three years in prison on national security charges.
At least three people were killed when police fired on 500 farmers gathered to protest a pipeline bringing water to an industrial township.
The activists, known as the E06, were arrested in relation to an electoral reform rally and held without charge for a month
Prominent human rights activist Father Nguyen Van Ly has been re-arrested in Viet Nam while on parole to treat serious health problems.
Malaysia's Prime Minister should be told during his UK visit this week that Saturday's violence against peaceful protesters was unacceptable.