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

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

14 December 2009
The Nepali government must ensure that Major Niranjan Basnet is arrested immediately and transferred to a civilian court for trial for torturing Maina Sunuwar to death.
08 December 2009
The Philippine authorities should immediately establish a clear and short timetable for an end to martial law in the country’s restive Maguindanao province.
08 December 2009
The Nepali government must immediately pursue the arrest of an army major accused of torturing a 15-year-old girl to death.
07 December 2009
Former prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei spent over two years in a Chinese Re-education through Labour (RTL) camp until his release in July 2008.
03 December 2009
02 December 2009
Amnesty International has called for a clear, credible mechanism to investigate civilian casualties of military operations, as the US prepares to send in 30,000 more troops.
27 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the government to protect witnesses and safeguard vital forensic evidence, following the massacre of at least 57 people in Maguindanao province.
24 November 2009
In October, the Myanmar authorities arrested at least 10 political activists and journalists for trying to help survivors of Cyclone Nargis. Their whereabouts is unknown.
24 November 2009
At least 130,000 people displaced by the war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, have been held in camps under military control and deprived of their freedom of movement.
24 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged the Philippine authorities to carry out a full investigation into a brutal attack in Maguindanao province that has left at least 46 people dead.
24 November 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has marked the completion of her visit to South Korea by issuing a statement at a press conference in Seoul.
23 November 2009
Huang Qi has been sentenced to three years in prison for his work on behalf of families of five primary school pupils who died when school buildings collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
23 November 2009
At least 21 civilians have been killed in the southern province of Maguindanao. These are the first reported killings linked to national elections to be held in May 2010.
20 November 2009
Chinese authorities must stop the harassment and arbitrary detention of dozens of human rights lawyers and activists who were targeted during US President Obama’s visit.
19 November 2009
A magazine and its editor have agreed to pay S$405,000 (Approximately US$290,000) following a fine by the country’s highest court for alleged defamation.
18 November 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan has warned the Australian government not to squander a unique opportunity to right historic wrongs.
18 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged newly re-elected President Hamid Karzai to prioritize human rights and the rule of law in his second term.
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