Since the August polls, Amnesty International has received evidence
of harassment and violence against the media by supporters of President Hamid Karzai and his chief election rival, Abdullah Abdullah.
Amnesty International warns that the discovery of the remains of over 160 victims of extrajudicial execution in Pakistan's Swat Valley highlights the ongoing human rights
crisis in the country’s northwestern areas.
Dolkun Isa is being held by the South Korean authorities. If he is deported to China he would
be at risk of arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment
and possibly the death penalty.
Muslim Kartika Sari Devvi Shukarno was sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer in public in December 2007. Postponed for Ramadan, her sentence is now under review by the Shariah Court of Appeal.