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.
The Malaysian authorities must immediately release hundreds of protesters arrested for taking part in a peaceful pro-reform rally in Kuala Lumpur.
Two years on from riots and mass arrests in Xinjiang, the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses
China's efforts to control and suppress human rights lawyers have intensified recently, according to a new Amnesty International report.
More than 100 have been arrested or questioned ahead of a reform rally, with 30 now accused of "waging war against the king."
Trio who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist released, but other dissidents remain in detention.
The artist's release on bail must not diminish the international outcry about other activists detained during this year’s ‘Jasmine’ crackdown
A Uighur man who reported a death in custody is at risk of torture following his extradition from Kazakhstan.
Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.
Chinese authorities must exercise restraint against peaceful protesters in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
Anti-government protester Murtaza Manzoor was rearrested this week after spending three months in unlawful administrative detention.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.
Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"
A human rights lawyer and a journalist are missing amid a clampdown on dissent.
Detention of China's most famous artist and political critic is a troubling development in a widening crackdown on dissent.