In Sri Lanka, a climate of intolerance and fear continues to sweep the island as the government’s stranglehold on the population grows ever tighter.
Two men wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for the killing of prominent trade union leader Chea Vichea in 2004 should be released immediately.
Recommendations in a government-backed report investigating last year's devastating violence in Myanmar fail to effectively tackle discrimination against Rohingya Muslims and could trigger more human rights abuses.
The Chinese authorities must release the sister-in-law of a prominent human rights activist and end the ongoing harassment of his relatives living in Shandong Province.
Philippine poet and activist Ericson Acosta, who has been detained on trumped up charges for almost two years, must be released immediately.
Millions are locked in perpetual lawlessness in Pakistan’s northwestern Tribal Areas, where human rights abuses committed by the Armed Forces and the Taliban are beyond the reach of justice.
A prominent women’s rights activist in China, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one and a half years in a labour camp
Three men have been in prison since they were arrested in 1999 for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political and social change.
The Chinese authorities are intensifying a crackdown against dissidents ahead of the imminent transition of power in the country, Amnesty International warned on Friday.
The UN's Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka has highlighted Colombo’s continued denial of the human rights crisis in the country.
Afghanistan’s Parliament must not appoint a new national intelligence director before investigating claims of his involvement in torture and other abuses.
Maldivian security forces have continued to commit serious human rights violations since the transfer of presidential power in February.
Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased.
Justice for abuses suffered at the hands of US authorities remains a remote prospect for Guantanamo detainee Majid Khan
Some 80 prisoners have been released by the Burmese authorities on "humanitarian grounds".
Dozens of Uighurs who disappeared following mass arrests in the wake of a major protest in 2009 are still missing.
Pakistan’s flip-flop over a decision to commute Indian national Sarabjit Singh’s capital sentence to a life term is a cruel blow to him and his family.
Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.