A third activist died of gunshot wounds she received at a peaceful commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the handover of Papua to the Indonesian government.
The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately set up an independent and impartial investigation into police use of force after at least 44 people died in violent clashes between protesters and the police.
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.
A new report explores how the Sri Lankan government is intensifying its crackdown on critics through threats, harassment, imprisonment and violent attacks.
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.
The Pakistani authorities must investigate a wave of attacks and threats on political candidates and election workers ahead of general elections on 11 May.
A Cambodian court’s decision to overturn a two-decade prison sentence against a prominent journalist is a positive step for freedom of expression in the country.
A journalist in Cambodia is due to face an appeal tomorrow, after being sentenced to 20 years in prison on 1 October 2012 for anti-state offences.
450,000 people demanded China release the only imprisoned Nobel laureate in a campaign led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
A string of recent violent attacks against journalists and media workers shows the urgent need to better protect individuals commenting on Bangladesh’s ongoing war crimes tribunal.
Displaced community living in temporary shelter in East Java face forced relocation unless they convert to the country’s majority religion Sunni Islam.
The Bangladeshi authorities must refrain from harassing and prosecuting newspaper editor Mahmudur Rahman, who has been threatened with prosecution for publishing a Skype conversation between officials.
Three bloggers given hefty sentences should be released ahead of their 28 December appeal hearing.
At least 75 Tibetans – including many Buddhist monks and nuns – have set themselves on fire this year.
South Korea has seen a dramatic increase in the abuse of national security laws in a politically motivated attempt to silence debate, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
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.
Two Vietnamese songwriters face up to 20 years in jail for writing songs criticizing their government.
The Indonesian authorities must halt the excessive use of force at peaceful demonstrations after four pro-independence protesters were shot in Papua province.
A new ‘cybercrime’ law in the Philippines poses serious risks to freedom of expression and must be reviewed, Amnesty International said.