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

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

21 July 2009
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations should ensure that its newly established human rights mechanism has the necessary powers to do its job properly.
17 July 2009
The families dismantled their homes after three years of government harassment and intimidation, with no choice but to accept inadequate compensation rather than have
15 July 2009
Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has had his professional license revoked by the Justice Bureau of Beijing Municipality.
14 July 2009
The Papua New Guinea government should abolish the death penalty instead of putting it back into effect, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint
10 July 2009
Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei
09 July 2009
The Indian government should immediately withdraw the clearance granted to a massive mining project that threatens the lives and livelihoods of a protected indigenous
07 July 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Chinese authorities to fully account for the deaths and for the 1,434 people who were detained in connection with the protests
03 July 2009
A Delhi high court has decided to decriminalize homosexuality. The ruling overturns a 19th century British colonial law.
03 July 2009
A delegation from Amnesty International delivered thousands of letters to the prime minister, calling on him to ratify a treaty aimed at combating enforced disappeara
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.
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