A Hong Kong-based rights group says human rights abuses are growing in several parts of Asia.
The Asian Human Rights Commission, in a statement marking International Human Rights Day Friday, accused several Asian countries of facing what it called a "breakdown of the rule of law." The group said that, as a result, many people are living in fear.
The group documented rights violations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
The group said forced disappearances and torture are major threats to human rights in many parts of the region, while it accused police officers in several countries of being what it called the "law breakers" who violate human rights.