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

Regional News

from Asia and the pacific

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.
08 May 2009
Amnesty International demanded the United States immediately conduct independent, credible, and transparent investigations into air strikes in western Afghanistan th
03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
01 May 2009
During the Nepalese civil war between 1996 and 2006, Amnesty International documented the killing, enforced disappearance and torture of thousands of civilians.
30 April 2009
At least 65,000 people are now in need of assistance as fighting continues between government forces and the Taleban.
30 April 2009
Chinese authorities have intensified the crackdown on human rights activists in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.
28 April 2009
At least 33,000 civilians have abandoned their homes to avoid clashes between Pakistani security forces and the Taleban, joining over half a million already displaced
28 April 2009
The year-long trial of Indian human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen suffered another delay on Monday, further prolonging the doctor's unjust stay in jail.
24 April 2009
The United Nations (UN) now estimates that more than 6,500 civilians have died and 13000 injured in the fighting in the north eastern region of Sri Lanka.
23 April 2009
Condoleezza Rice approved the use of “water-boarding” in 2002 according to information released on Wednesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelli
23 April 2009
People living in Buner, just 60 miles from the Pakistan capital Islamabad, have revealed how abusive and repressive Taleban groups have seized the area, imposing thei
21 April 2009
More than 4,500 civilians are believed to have died in the fighting according to UN estimates in north eastern region in Sri Lanka.
21 April 2009
The wife of imprisoned Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng was attacked and beaten early Sunday morning, as she tried to leave her home to visit grieving relative
20 April 2009
The population lives in fear after draconian measures implemented by the regime. Elections have been deferred for five years and martial law has been declared.
17 April 2009
Around 100,000 desperate civilians still trapped in the conflict zone, require urgent humanitarian aid as reports emerge that food and medical supplies are running lo
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