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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.
Prisoners are being kept in solitary confinement in cells designed for military dogs as punishment for going on hunger strike.
Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.
Video footage obtained by Amnesty International shows that up to 5,000 families are facing serious health risks during the imminent monsoon season.
The body of missing journalist Saleem Shahzad, who alleged links between al-Qaida and Pakistan's navy, has been found in Pakistan's Northwest.
Indian President Pratibha Patil approves the executions of two death row prisoners, according to media reports.
Chinese authorities must exercise restraint against peaceful protesters in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
At least 21 people have been publicly caned in violation of international law since 12 May, under a Shari'a bylaw against gambling.
Anti-government protester Murtaza Manzoor was rearrested this week after spending three months in unlawful administrative detention.
Reduction of prison terms must be swiftly followed by the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, says Amnesty International.
Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.