Monthly Archives: February 2012

Using Defamation Laws To Silence Human Rights Defenders In Cambodia

Human rights organizations are once again calling for Cambodia’s defamation laws to be re-examined as Mr. Soum Chankea, a human rights defender in Cambodia, faces judicial harassment and new slander charges. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, … Continue reading

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Vietnam Urged To Make Improvements In Discrimination Against Ethnic Minorities As UN Conducts Review

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) urge the Vietnamese authorities to make firm commitments to address persistent discriminatory practices against religious and ethnic minorities and end restrictions on … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Urges China To Avoid Forcibly Repatriating North Korean Defectors

A group of 21 North Koreans must not be forcibly repatriated by the Chinese government, Amnesty International said amid reports they are being held in the north-eastern Chinese city of Changchun for being in the country illegally en route to … Continue reading

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No Love Lost: Valentine’s Day Dates With The Chinese Government

It probably won’t be all roses and chocolates tomorrow but there will definitely be some hand holding on Pennsylvania Avenue as U.S. President Barack Obama hosts Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in an official visit beginning Valentine’s Day. Also this February … Continue reading

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“A Living Wage Is A Human Right” Concludes Panel Of Judges In Cambodia

“The situation of garment workers in Cambodia amounts to a systematic violation of a fundamental right to a decent human life,” concluded the expert panel of judges in a verdict delivered today in Phnom Penh. The ruling came after the recently … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Calls On South Korea To Release Activist Charged Over Kim Jong-Il Tweet

The South Korean authorities should immediately release a social media activist accused of helping “the enemy” for re-tweeting messages from North Korea’s official government Twitter account, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Park Jeonggeun, a 24-year-old Socialist Party activist, was charged Tuesday … Continue reading

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