from Asia and the pacific
A Chinese woman who beat her husband to death with a gun after suffering months of domestic violence should not be executed.
Following protests against unlawful killings across the Tribal Areas, Pakistan's authorities must investigate and bring anyone identified as responsible to justice in fair trials.
Displaced community living in temporary shelter in East Java face forced relocation unless they convert to the country’s majority religion Sunni Islam.
Myanmar must take all possible steps to avoid civilian casualties in Kachin state, Amnesty International said after three people were killed in air strikes.
An Adivasi (Indigenous) rights activist in central India’s Chhattisgarh state has been released after spending 29 months in prison on politically motivated charges
A Sri Lankan domestic worker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for a crime she allegedly committed while still a child.
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.
A former Nepali miliary colonel has been arrested in the UK on allegations of torture, in a welcome example of universal jurisication being used to further accountability.
Nurmemet Yasin was imprisoned on the basis of his story 'Wild Pigeon' about a trapped bird who commits suicide rather than live in captivity.
The fabricated charges used to convict two housing rights activists confirms the dire state of Cambodia’s justice system and rule of law in the country.
Three bloggers given hefty sentences should be released ahead of their 28 December appeal hearing.
Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty.
Thailand must stop flouting its human rights obligations while tackling insurgent violence in the south of the country.
These countries have potentially left their doors open to those suspected of crimes under international law.
A freshly passed law has struck down some longstanding barriers to women's sexual and reproductive health rights.
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.
Taiwan must not succumb to public pressure and revert to using the death penalty, Amnesty International said as it urged an immediate moratorium on capital punishment.
Tens of thousands of victims of India’s worst ever industrial disaster are still waiting for justice, and women are suffering disproportionately.
Chen Kegui was detained in April this year, after fleeing for his safety following a violent raid by local authorities on his family’s home.
At least 75 Tibetans – including many Buddhist monks and nuns – have set themselves on fire this year.