from Asia and the pacific
Three prisoners of conscience for whom Amnesty International has campaigned for years have been released.
Many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars in Myanmar despite a new amnesty announced by the government.
One protester has been killed and several injured in clashes with police at a US-owned mine in eastern Indonesia.
A year after he was awarded the Nobel peace prize, activist Liu Xiabo continues to be held incommunicado, while his wife is under house arrest.
Authorities urged to address sectarian violence across the country after the killing of 29 Shi'a Muslims in Balochistan province.
Death row prisoner Troy Davis has been executed in the state of Georgia despite serious doubts surrounding his conviction
Around 90 families are at imminent risk of losing their homes as a development company continues to clear the land for construction.
Prime Minister Najib Razak plans to repeal the Internal Security Act, which allows the authorities to detain people indefinitely without charge or trial.
Beijing urged to show clemency to Syed Zahid Hussain Shah, who is due to be executed next week.
The UN needs to act now to end the crisis of impunity that lingers in Sri Lanka more than two years after the civil war ended.
Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months in prison in connection with her support for bloggers.
NATO's decision to end detainee transfers to Afghan prisons highlights the international forces' failure to boost the rule of law in Afghanistan.
The Philippines' Senate is set to vote on joining the International Criminal Court on Monday.
Amnesty International calls for release of 56-year-old activist detained after organizing a demonstration in support of bloggers.
A French-Vietnamese blogger who has spoken out about environmental issues, has been sentenced to three years in prison on national security charges.
At least three people were killed when police fired on 500 farmers gathered to protest a pipeline bringing water to an industrial township.
Aboriginal peoples’ rights to traditional lands and adequate housing are being undermined in Australia, says a new Amnesty International report.
The activists, known as the E06, were arrested in relation to an electoral reform rally and held without charge for a month
Chiou Ho-shun, who has been detained for 23 years, is now on death row facing execution following the rejection of his appeal by the Supreme Court
A court in Serang has handed down short prison terms to twelve people for their involvement in the killing of three Ahmadis.