Monthly Archives: November 2011

“Let These People Go”

On the eve of Thanksgiving, the human rights community holds the first ever Day To End Impunity to demand justice for those who have been killed for exercising their right to freedom of expression. Nowhere in the world is impunity more … Continue reading

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International Attention For Imprisoned Writers

This week PEN International focuses attention on imprisoned Tibetan writer Tashi Rabten. The worldwide organization dedicated to defending freedom of expression says that The Day of the Imprisoned Writer is a call to action for justice on behalf of writers who have … Continue reading

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Two Vietnamese Citizen Journalists Jailed for Illegally Broadcasting to China

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the sentencing Thursday of two citizen radio journalists, Vu Duc Trung and his brother-in-law Le Van Thanh, to prison terms of three years and two years respectively for illegally broadcasting radio programs to … Continue reading

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“Hoping Until the Last Hour that America Would Take a Stand”

Calling the crackdown on Chinese dissidents in 2011 one of the harshest in recent memory, the bipartisan U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China released its 2011 Annual Report on human rights and rule of law. To discuss the report and the human rights … Continue reading

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New Draft Law in Burma Denies Farmers’ Rights

As U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner arrives in Burma today to discuss human rights and reform issues, the Asian Human Rights Commission warns that Burma’s draft land law denies basic rights to farmers. AHRC, based in Hong Kong, said … Continue reading

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