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Border-crossers who are sent back are at grave risk of torture, forced labour, imprisonment in political prison camps and execution.
Afghan authorities have failed to help some 500,000 displaced people who are struggling to survive in Kabul slums, a new Amnesty report says.
Asylum seekers placed in long-term detention in Australia have told Amnesty International how the practice traumatizes them and harms their mental health.
The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.
Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.
China has sentenced a veteran activist to seven years in prison for writing a poem urging people to support freedom.
A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.
Police in the Maldives have reportedly attacked outgoing president Mohammed Nasheed and his supporters during a peaceful protest.
Members of the Indian army must not be allowed to invoke a controversial law to avoid trial for human rights violations.
The Maldivian president has resigned following a police mutiny after a group of police officers joined opposition-led protests.
A UN-backed tribunal has given former Khmer Rouge jailer "Duch" a life sentence for the killings of more than 12,272 people.
Excessive force has been used on a number of occasions against peaceful demonstrations in Cambodia calling for land rights to be respected.
Religious groups in Pakistan have called for the demolition of one of the largest Ahmadi worship sites in the city of Rawalpindi.
A South Korean activist faces up to seven years in prison after re-tweeting messages from North Korea's official Twitter account.
Authorities urged to disclose details after US President Barack Obama confirms that the unmanned aircraft are used to target suspected militants.
Protesters in India have clashed with police during a protest over land earmarked for a Vedanta toxic waste dump.
London 2012 ethics chief tells Amnesty International why she quit her role on Olympic commission over Dow's connection to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
The London 2012 ethics chief has quit over over a sponsorship deal with Dow, a company connected to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.
Chinese security forces in Sichuan Province have reportedly fired on Tibetan protestors for a second successive day.
The High Court of Orissa has dismissed the mining company's plea for a six-fold expansion of the plant.