Brad Adams

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Thai pro-democracy demonstrators place flowers and candles to create the Thai words “Stop hurting” at  a rally near the Ratchaprasong shopping district in Bangkok. Photograph: Narong Sangnak

Sirawith Seritiwat, a democracy activist, was running to catch a bus when the men attacked, battering his head until his eye socket was fractured, his(...)

Jatupat Boonpattararaksa: was jailed for posting a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn published by the BBC’s Thai-language service that was deemed offensive. Photograph: Amy Lefevre

Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Frid(...)

Bangladeshi left-wing activists protest against the Awami League’s election victory. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of the general election on Decembe(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said he had no intention of ending his war on drugs any time soon. File photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted for the first time to authorising extrajudicial killings as part of his war on drugs in the Philippines. Mr D(...)

 A woman hugs her husband, next to a placard that reads “I’m a pusher”, after he was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Manila on July 23rd. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

“We are not that bad policemen or bad individuals. We are just a tool, we are just angels that God gave talent to, you know, to get these bad souls ba(...)

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during a press conference a in Bangkok, on Tuesday. “Don’t worry, if you’re not doing anything wrong, there’s no need to be afraid.” Photograph: EPA

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has endorsed a request by the country’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to end martial law, leaving the junta chie(...)

A plainclothes policeman holds onto Zhang Qingfang (centre), the lawyer of Xu Zhiyong, to put him into a police car as journalists follow the lawyer after Xu’s trial, near the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court in Beijing today. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

A Chinese court sentenced one of China’s most prominent rights advocates to four years in prison today after he campaigned for the rights of children (...)

Brush with death: rescuers pull a garment worker alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

It was an image of horror that made people in the West think uncomfortable thoughts about the human cost of the clothes on their backs: a couple embra(...)