from Asia and the pacific
Court upholds government decision to reject plans for the expansion of the Lanjigarh refinery finding that the project violated the country's environmental laws.
Malaysia's Prime Minister should be told during his UK visit this week that Saturday's violence against peaceful protesters was unacceptable.
The Malaysian authorities must immediately release hundreds of protesters arrested for taking part in a peaceful pro-reform rally in Kuala Lumpur.
"Shoot on sight" is a recipe for disaster in Karachi says Amnesty International, after sectarian violence reportedly kills as many as 95.
The Indian Supreme Court's decision to ban state-sponsored civil militias must be implemented immediately.
Pakistani authorities must stop a rising wave of targeted killings around the country and bring to account those responsible.
The Indian health minister's description of homosexuality as a "disease" encourages discrimination.
Two years on from riots and mass arrests in Xinjiang, the Chinese authorities continue to silence those speaking out on abuses
China's efforts to control and suppress human rights lawyers have intensified recently, according to a new Amnesty International report.
More than 100 have been arrested or questioned ahead of a reform rally, with 30 now accused of "waging war against the king."
Trio who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist released, but other dissidents remain in detention.
Three of artist Ai Weiwei’s associates are still missing, presumed in secret detention, despite the conditional release of Ai and his cousin
The artist's release on bail must not diminish the international outcry about other activists detained during this year’s ‘Jasmine’ crackdown
A group of rejected Sri Lankan asylum seekers, most of them Tamil, have been taken for questioning in Colombo after being forcibly returned from the UK.
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers facing deportation from the UK today are at risk of torture in their home country.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, who is wanted for genocide and other serious abuses, is due to visit China this month.
A Uighur man who reported a death in custody is at risk of torture following his extradition from Kazakhstan.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 is airing ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, a harrowing documentary exposing new evidence of war crimes committed during the civil war.
Wanted by the ICC for genocide and war crimes, President Omar Al-Bashir has been invited to an economic forum by the Malaysian government.
A 25-year old student has been shot dead by Karachi Rangers, a paramilitary police force under the authority of the Interior Ministry.