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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.
The deaths of 15 civilians in a Taleban attack on a hotel outside Kabul underscores the need to bring to justice all those responsible for war crimes.
Burmese opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is currently visiting Europe.
Just six countries are responsible for around three-quarters of the world's arms exports by value.
Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's pre-eminent human rights lawyer, fears for her life after learning of the security forces' alleged death plot against her.
Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead in his ward, prompting outrage in China's activist community.
Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.
Last year's killing of Saleem Shahzad highlighted the perils faced by journalists in Pakistan.
Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.
Yong Vui Kong, who was 19 when he was first arrested for possessing 47g of heroin in 2007, faces imminent execution.
The expulsion of an Al-Jazeera journalist from China is part of a wider clampdown on foreign reporters in the country.
China says activist Chen Guangcheng will be allowed to go abroad to study but his wider family is still in detention.
Promises to Chen Guangcheng that he can live a normal life if he remains in China must be viewed with extreme caution, Amnesty International said.
The US must guarantee Chen Guangcheng’s safety and insist China protect the rights of the activist and his family, Amnesty International said.
Amnesty International hears from journalists and bloggers across the world who face abuse and even imprisonment while trying to do their job.
Fears have risen for blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng who made a bold escape from illegal house arrest.
Prominent Cambodian enviromental activist Chut Wutty, an outspoken critic of illegal logging, has been shot dead in Koh Kong province.
Despite a decade of supposed reform, Indonesian police officers continue to be implicated in shootings and beatings of peaceful individuals.
Two men were killed in clashes between protesters and police amid a spate of disappearances in Bangladesh.