from Asia and the pacific
A former Nepali miliary colonel has been arrested in the UK on allegations of torture, in a welcome example of universal jurisication being used to further accountability.
Nurmemet Yasin was imprisoned on the basis of his story 'Wild Pigeon' about a trapped bird who commits suicide rather than live in captivity.
The fabricated charges used to convict two housing rights activists confirms the dire state of Cambodia’s justice system and rule of law in the country.
Three bloggers given hefty sentences should be released ahead of their 28 December appeal hearing.
Taiwan’s execution of six people on Friday makes a mockery of the authorities’ stated commitment to abolish the death penalty.
Thailand must stop flouting its human rights obligations while tackling insurgent violence in the south of the country.
These countries have potentially left their doors open to those suspected of crimes under international law.
A freshly passed law has struck down some longstanding barriers to women's sexual and reproductive health rights.
Millions are locked in perpetual lawlessness in Pakistan’s northwestern Tribal Areas, where human rights abuses committed by the Armed Forces and the Taliban are beyond the reach of justice.
Taiwan must not succumb to public pressure and revert to using the death penalty, Amnesty International said as it urged an immediate moratorium on capital punishment.
Tens of thousands of victims of India’s worst ever industrial disaster are still waiting for justice, and women are suffering disproportionately.
Chen Kegui was detained in April this year, after fleeing for his safety following a violent raid by local authorities on his family’s home.
At least 75 Tibetans – including many Buddhist monks and nuns – have set themselves on fire this year.
South Korea has seen a dramatic increase in the abuse of national security laws in a politically motivated attempt to silence debate, Amnesty International said on Thursday.
At least six prospective state witnesses and family members of witnesses have been killed as the Maguindanao massacre trials stagnate.
A toxic mix of uncertainty, unlawful detention and inhumane conditions are creating an increasingly volatile situation at Australia’s offshore asylum detention camp on Nauru.
The execution of Ajmal Kasab for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks undoes much of the progress India has made over the death penalty.
Pakistan’s first execution in four years is a blow to the country’s progress away from using the death penalty.
A prominent women’s rights activist in China, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one and a half years in a labour camp
Three men have been in prison since they were arrested in 1999 for trying to peacefully display posters calling for economic, political and social change.