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.
Liu Xianbin convicted of 'inciting subversion' for writing articles critical of the government, in a trial lasting only a few hours.
Veteran democracy activist Liu Xianbin is being tried for 'subversion' tomorrow, only a few years after finishing his previous prison term.
More than 100 detained or intimidated since February by security forces, following online calls for a Chinese 'Jasmine Revolution'.
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.
Journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa have been beaten or detained by security officers.
Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian member of the cabinet and one of few politicians calling for changes to controversial blasphemy laws, died after gunmen attacked his car.
Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.