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.
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