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

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from Asia and the pacific

23 June 2009
The Indonesian police carry out widespread abuse with impunity against criminal suspects and poor and marginalized communities, according to a new Amnesty Internatio
16 June 2009
Public security police arrested a prominent human rights lawyer in Viet Nam on Saturday for "colluding with domestic and foreign reactionaries to sabotage the V
10 June 2009
Protesters in Jammu & Kashmir continued to press for the Indian government to seriously pursue allegations that members of the Central Reserve Police Force raped
09 June 2009
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work for California-based Internet broadcaster Current TV, were both convicted of an unspecified “grave crime” against the nat
03 June 2009
The harassment of activists and lawyers continues and web sites like Hotmail and Twitter are shut down as censorship escalates.
02 June 2009
Hundreds of civilians were killed and injured as a result of the crackdown and a number of people are still in prison for their involvement in the 1989 pro-democracy p
01 June 2009
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's continued detention in Myanmar puts the human rights spotlight on a country that has denied both economic rights and freedom of expression to
28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
28 May 2009
More than six decades of human rights failures by governments have been exacerbated by the world economic crisis, which brought the problems of poverty and inequalit
27 May 2009
A new Amnesty International campaign will empower "prisoners of poverty" as previous campaigns empowered prisoners of conscience.
26 May 2009
Dr Binayak Sen, who spent two years in an Indian prison as a Prisoner of Conscience, was released on Tuesday after being granted bail by the Supreme Court.
22 May 2009
The armed conflict in Sri Lanka appears to have come to an end but a humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in the country. 
18 May 2009
The war in Sri Lanka is reaching its final hours following the reported admission of defeat by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
15 May 2009
The Pakistani military and Taleban insurgents should immediately allow tens of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of ferocious fighting to leave.
14 May 2009
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces trial on Monday after an American man is alleged to have swum across the lake in front of her house and stayed there
14 May 2009
The US administration moved on Thursday to block publication of photographs depicting abuse of detainees in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq.
14 May 2009
The Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) must allow tens of thousands of civilians to leave the 'No Fire Zone', Amnesty Internation
13 May 2009
Amnesty International urged the UN Security Council to take action after at least 35 people were reported to have been killed in northern Sri Lanka in an attack on a
11 May 2009
The Malaysian authorities released three human rights activists from the Hindu Rights Action Force on Saturday 9 May. 
11 May 2009
The horrific condition facing civilians in north eastern Sri Lanka has been described as a “bloodbath” by the United Nations.
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