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Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

04 May 2011

Amnesty International asks the US and Pakistani authorities to clarify aspects of the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed.

03 May 2011

Satellite imagery and new testimony sheds light on the horrific conditions in North Korea’s network of political prison camps, which hold an estimated 200,000 people.

02 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, has been killed by US forces during an operation in Pakistan, US President Barack Obama has said.

26 April 2011

A UN report out today gives credibility to claims that both sides committed war crimes in Sri Lanka's civil war.

15 April 2011

Jammu and Kashmir is holding numerous people, including children, in administrative detention after protests in summer 2010.

15 April 2011

The doctor has spent 100 days in prison as part of a politically motivated life sentence on sedition and conspiracy charges.

12 April 2011

A UN report on accountability for war crimes committed in the Sri Lankan armed conflict must be made public, Amnesty International said as a panel of experts submit their findings to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

05 April 2011

Chinese lawyers are being detained and pressured to stop defending those rounded up in connection with 'Jasmine' protests.

05 April 2011

A young Malaysian man faces imminent hanging after his final appeal failed in Singapore

05 April 2011

Faizan Rafiq Hakeem was detained for over a month under the controversial Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA).

05 April 2011

Viet Nam must release a high-profile activist sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for calling for an end to one-party rule

04 April 2011

Detention of China's most famous artist and political critic is a troubling development in a widening crackdown on dissent.

29 March 2011
25 March 2011

Liu Xianbin convicted of 'inciting subversion' for writing articles critical of the government, in a trial lasting only a few hours.

24 March 2011

Veteran democracy activist Liu Xianbin is being tried for 'subversion' tomorrow, only a few years after finishing his previous prison term.

23 March 2011

More than 100 detained or intimidated since February by security forces, following online calls for a Chinese 'Jasmine Revolution'.

10 March 2011

Authorities urged to halt the judicial caning of refugees and migrants after it was revealed that 30,000 had been caned in five years.

09 March 2011

Amnesty International research shows how some of those detained are being held secretly where they are vulnerable to a range of abuses, including torture or being killed in custody.

07 March 2011

An ethnic Uighur website manager who was sentenced to seven years in jail in China after a secret trial is the latest in a series of Uighur writers imprisoned for peaceful expression of cultural or political views.

04 March 2011

The executions come four weeks after President Ma Ying-jeou formally apologised for the execution of an innocent man in 1997.

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