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24 March 2011

Veteran democracy activist Liu Xianbin is being tried for 'subversion' tomorrow, only a few years after finishing his previous prison term.

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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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07 March 2011

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.

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03 March 2011

Journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa have been beaten or detained by security officers.

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02 March 2011

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.

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28 February 2011

Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.

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24 February 2011

The members of the Socialist Workers League, a small association that espouses socialism, were found guilty of "propagating or instigating a rebellion against the State."

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23 February 2011

Government urged to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of their religion, in the face of calls from radical groups to outlaw a religious minority community.

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21 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Chinese authorities to stop detaining and harassing more than 100 activists targeted in an apparent attempt to block anti-government demonstrations inspired by protests across the Middle East.

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09 February 2011

The Thai authorities should drop all charges against human rights defender and web forum moderator Chiranuch Premchaiporn, whose trial continues this week.

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07 February 2011

Amnesty International urges the Indonesian government to investigate the killings of three members of a religious minority group by a mob on the island of Java this weekend.

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26 January 2011

Vi Duc Hoi is sentenced to eight years for "spreading anti-government propaganda" after he posted articles on the internet calling for democracy.

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10 December 2010

After attending the ceremony Amnesty International has welcomed the awarding of this year's prize to jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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08 December 2010

Hundreds of activists have been being detained, interrogated, or arrested in advance of the event honouring jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

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01 December 2010

Bai Dongping is held on the charge of "incitement to subvert state power" after he posted a photograph of the 1989 pro-democracy protests on the web.

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30 November 2010

Security forces use excessive force against demonstrators taking part in a national day-long strike.

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22 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Philippine authorities to ensure timely justice for the Maguindanao massacre, and to abolish the private armies that continue to operate one year after the killings.

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17 November 2010

Online activist Cheng Jianping was sentenced after having retweeted a satirical suggestion that the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo be attacked.

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16 November 2010

Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today. 

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13 November 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.

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