North Korea’s vast infrastructure of repression is further exposed in new satellite images showing the on-going development of two of the country’s largest political prison camps.
The provisional release of housing rights activist Yorm Bopha does not go far enough, Amnesty International said, after Cambodia’s Supreme Court today released her on bail and sent her case back to the Appeals Court.
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Cambodia must free housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, Amnesty International said as it launched a worldwide campaign for her release just days before her Supreme Court appeal.
When world leaders disembark in Colombo for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this week, they will have to look beyond newsstands to find out what is really going on in Sri Lanka.
The release of several prisoners of conscience in Myanmar today is a positive step, but time is running out for the government to keep its promise to release everyone imprisoned for peaceful activism by the year’s end.
China’s reported decision to abolish "re-education through labour" camps nationwide will be little more than a cosmetic measure unless the authorities tackle the deeply entrenched abuses of the country’s overall detention system.
Commonwealth leaders must use their summit in Colombo this week to pressure the Sri Lankan authorities to end their alarming crackdown on civil society.
The Vietnamese authorities must end their alarming crackdown on dissent and immediately put in place measures to protect activists from further harassment and imprisonment simply for exercising their rights.
Today’s arrest of 19 people involved in a peaceful protest against the demolition of a historical village in Malaysia shows once again how the country’s authorities are taking a hard line against human rights defenders.
Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders.
Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet.
Chinese authorities must end excessive use of force against peaceful Tibetan protesters, Amnesty International said after police fired on and injured dozens of demonstrators.
Viet Nam must immediately release a prominent lawyer and human rights activist who was jailed on politically motivated charges today.
Chinese authorities must stop imminent plans to forcibly evict the last remaining residents of the village of Ba Gou just outside of Beijing.
Cambodian human rights defender Yorm Bopha, imprisoned on spurious grounds last year, must be released immediately, Amnesty International said ahead of the one-year anniversary of her arrest.
The arrest of a prominent Bangladeshi human rights defender over the weekend is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression.
Cambodian authorities and other political leaders must prevent violence as mass demonstrations are likely to rise following recent disputed elections.
The Pakistani authorities must hold Pervez Musharraf accountable for all human rights violations committed during his rule.