Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

13 November 2010

Amnesty International welcomes the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but calls on the government of Myanmar to immediately release all of the prisoners of conscience in the country.

11 November 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian government to block discriminatory efforts to institute pregnancy and virginity tests for high school girls.

05 November 2010

The Myanmar government’s attacks on the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, and association compromise the country’s first elections in 20 years, says Amnesty International.

04 November 2010

19-year old domestic worker Rhaya was ostracised and her family forced to leave their home after she was raped and became pregnant.

03 November 2010

Singapore’s conviction of author Alan Shadrake for contempt of court will further stifle freedom of expression and legitimate criticism of the judiciary, says Amnesty International.

27 October 2010

Amnesty International condemns the nine and seven-year prison sentences given to three activists in Viet Nam for carrying out their legitimate work on labour rights.

27 October 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.

26 October 2010

The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months.

25 October 2010

US authorities urged to address human rights violations committed against Canadian national in spite of him pleading guilty to the charges against him at a Guantánamo military commission.

22 October 2010

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has rejected the proposed expansion, finding that it violated environmental laws.

19 October 2010

The Indonesian government should initiate an independent investigation into reports of torture and other ill-treatment in Papua over the last two years, Amnesty International has said.

18 October 2010

Following Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize win, Amnesty International profiles five other prominent Chinese activists who have been locked up for daring to criticise the government.

14 October 2010

Amnesty International declines to appear before Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, saying it does not meet international standards for independent and impartial inquiries.

14 October 2010

The new Bill, which will address many forms of torture routinely employed by Indian police and prison officials, is to be considered by the Select Committee of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.

11 October 2010

Liu Xia, the wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, is reported to have been detained by police and forced to leave Beijing to visit her husband in prison in Liao Ning province.

08 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Chinese authorities to release all prisoners of conscience detained in the country after imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

08 October 2010

Raymond Manalo recalls the horror of his enforced disappearance and torture at the hands of Philippines security forces.

01 October 2010

Governments cannot celebrate the UN World Habitat Day on 4 October while ignoring one billion people living in slums, Amnesty International said today.

30 September 2010

The Emergency Decree and Internal Security Act grant authorities with extraordinary powers, which have often been abused to block the expression of peaceful dissenting views.

29 September 2010

Eight men and two women convicted of 'gathering a crowd to disturb social order' following a Feb 2009 demonstration outside a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

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