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Prominent Inner Mongolian rights activist Hada, his wife and son have disappeared into detention in an unknown location.
Australia's new policy to transfer prisoners it holds in Afghanistan to Afghan and United States forces could put detainees at risk of torture and ill-treatment.
A profile of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner by China specialist Jean-Philippe Béja.
After attending the ceremony Amnesty International has welcomed the awarding of this year's prize to jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
Footage aired by a UK news programme allegedly shows evidence of war crimes by Sri Lankan soldiers in the closing days of the war.
Hundreds of activists have been being detained, interrogated, or arrested in advance of the event honouring jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.
China has been 'arm-twisting' governments to stop them attending the award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International says.
An ailing Chinese AIDS activist is at risk of being detained indefinitely on trumped up charges due to a legal loophole.
Bai Dongping is held on the charge of "incitement to subvert state power" after he posted a photograph of the 1989 pro-democracy protests on the web.
Security forces use excessive force against demonstrators taking part in a national day-long strike.
Amnesty International calls on the Philippine authorities to ensure timely justice for the Maguindanao massacre, and to abolish the private armies that continue to operate one year after the killings.
Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman in a skip.
Leaders urged to improve accountability for Afghan and international military forces and tackle arbitrary detention and torture.
Mushtag Ahmad Sheikh has been detained since his arrest in April for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.
Online activist Cheng Jianping was sentenced after having retweeted a satirical suggestion that the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo be attacked.
Singapore dealt a sharp blow to freedom of expression by sentencing 76-year-old British author Alan Shadrake to jail for publishing a book which criticises the Singaporean judiciary, Amnesty International said today.
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.
Amnesty International calls on the Indonesian government to block discriminatory efforts to institute pregnancy and virginity tests for high school girls.
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.
19-year old domestic worker Rhaya was ostracised and her family forced to leave their home after she was raped and became pregnant.