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

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

30 May 2014

The gang-rape and murder of two teenage Dalit girls in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh is a gruesome reminder of the violence that Dalit women and girls face in India.

29 May 2014

A Mexican woman is raped on a police bus; a Nigerian man still suffers from migraines four years after police repeatedly banged his head against a concrete wall; a woman from the Philippines still has flashbacks of the moment a soldier poured hot candle wax over her skin. 

29 May 2014

The deplorable mass sentencing of 55 people at a stadium in north-western China is no solution to addressing public security fears.

29 May 2014

Amnesty International calls for an investigation into military spy agency on the third anniversary of the abduction and killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad.

28 May 2014

When world renowned photographer Stuart Franklin was standing on a crowded balcony five stories up from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, pointing his camera at a man standing defiant in front of a row of Chinese tanks, he thought he was too far away from the action.

28 May 2014

President Xi has chosen repression over reform with the widespread persecution of activists in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

20 May 2014

The tragic events of the 1989 demonstrations in Beijing hold special resonance for Ti-Anna Wang. Born the same year, she was named after the Tiananmen Square protests. 

20 May 2014

Authorities in Thailand must ensure that human rights are protected and respected, following the imposition of Martial Law today, which grants the army sweeping powers and imposes tight restrictions on key human rights.

15 May 2014

The Thai authorities must bring to justice those responsible for killing at least three people in this morning’s grenade and gunfire attack on an anti-government protest camp in Thailand’s capital Bangkok.

08 May 2014

The Chinese authorities are using trumped-up charges to target a prominent journalist who has been detained for disclosing state secrets.

07 May 2014

The Chinese authorities must immediately release five people detained  for trying to mark the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

01 May 2014

An agreement between Cambodia and Australia to forcibly transfer asylum seekers to the Southeast Asian country should be scrapped, Amnesty International said today.

30 April 2014

Facts and figures on attacks against journalists in Pakistan

30 April 2014

Journalists in Pakistan live under the constant threat of killings, harassment and other violence from all sides, including intelligence services, political parties and armed groups like the Taliban.

30 April 2014

Brunei Darussalam’s shocking new Penal Code will take the country back to the dark ages when it comes to human rights.

29 April 2014

Nauru’s refusal to grant Amnesty International access to its Australian-run asylum seeker detention centre appears to be the latest attempt to avoid public scrutiny of the treatment of asylum seekers there. 

29 April 2014

Indonesia’s next leader must urgently tackle ongoing violations and repeal repressive and discriminatory laws, Amnesty International said today in a human rights agenda for Indonesia’s presidential candidates.

23 April 2014

The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time. 

 

14 April 2014

The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight the situation of at least 70 others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions.

11 April 2014

A Chinese court’s decision to reject an appeal by prominent activist Xu Zhiyong and uphold his four year jail sentence is an affront to justice.

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