Monthly Archives: April 2012

Amnesty International Demands Investigation Into Killing of Environmental Activist in Cambodia

  Amnesty International today demanded the immediate investigation into the killing of a prominent Cambodian environmental activist, after the activist and a military police officer were shot dead on Thursday in Cambodia’s south-western Koh Kong province. Chut Wutty was an … Continue reading

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RFA’s Human Trafficking Web Video Series Recognized

Radio Free Asia won two awards at the 16th annual Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards sponsored by the Foreign Correspondents Club, Amnesty International, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. RFA’s video documentary series on human trafficking in Asia won in … Continue reading

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Buddhist Monk From Cambodia Finalist For Prestigious Human Rights Award

The Venerable Luon Sovath of Cambodia was nominated for the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA) today. Former Swiss President and newly-appointed Chair of the Martin Ennals Foundation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, announced the nominees at a press conference in Geneva. The MEA … Continue reading

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Increased Protections For Migrant Workers Needed

Labor ministers from 19 Asian and Middle Eastern countries should endorse protections for migrant workers and increase dialogue with civil society, Migrant Forum Asia and Human Rights Watch said today. The ministers are meeting in Manila, Phillipines from April 17 … Continue reading

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Vietnam Must Free Bloggers Dieu Cay, Phan Thanh Hai And Ta Phong Tan

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights calls on the Vietnamese authorities to immediately release bloggers Nguyen Van Hai (pen-name Dieu Cay), Phan Thanh Hai (Anh Ba Saigon) and Ta Phong Tan (Justice and Truth) and drop all charges against them. The three are charged under Article 88.2 of the … Continue reading

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Civil Society Demands Transparency and Consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Over 100 civil society organizations and networks across the ASEAN region have called for the release of the draft ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the initiation of meaningful public consultations on its content in a public statement. The organizations expressed their … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Catastrophic Human Rights Record Overshadows Day of the Sun’g, Says Amnesty International

North Korea’s “Day of the Sun” – the official title for the centenary of founder Kim Il-Sung’s birth – is an opportunity to shed light on the country’s abysmal human rights record, Amnesty International said today. According to the North … Continue reading

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Human Rights Defender Gu Chuan And Family Blocked From Leaving China

On April 4th, human rights defender Mr. Gu Chuan, along with his wife, Ms. Li Xinai, and their two children were prevented from boarding a plane bound for the United States at Beijing Capital International Airport. Gu Chuan had been … Continue reading

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Ending The Gulag System In North Korea: International Coalition Submits Petition to United Nations

The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK), consisting over 40 prominent human rights organizations and activists, today submitted a petition to the special procedures of the United Nation Human Rights Council calling for the UN … Continue reading

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