Monthly Archives: May 2012

Secretary Clinton Urged to Make Protection of Chinese Lawyers and Activists at Center of U.S. Policy

Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino has urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make good on her promise to put human rights “at the heart of our diplomacy” with China and make the persecution of public … Continue reading

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A “Travesty Of Justice” In Cambodia: 13 Female Activists Convicted

Human rights organizations in Cambodia today expressed outrage at the baseless criminal convictions of 13 women  from the Boeung Kak community. The NGOs issued a joint  statement condemning the violent and arbitrary arrest of these women, calling it a ”travesty of justice.” … Continue reading

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Lawyers Can Get Revoked Licenses Back in Burma

Lawyers and other professionals who have lost their licenses for prior involvement in politics can now apply to get them back, according to copies of documents obtained by the Asian Human Rights Commission, a non-profit human rights organization based in … Continue reading

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Vietnam Must Free Catholic Advocates On Trial For Social Activism

Vietnamese authorities should immediately release four Catholic activists accused of conducting propaganda against the state and drop the charges against them, Human Rights Watch said today. The People’s Court of Nghe An is scheduled to hear the cases against them … Continue reading

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Testimonies of Tibetans in Exile

Fifty years after the brutal crackdown that lead the Dalai Lama and tens of thousands of Tibetans to escape from Tibet to India, the self-immolation of a young Tibetan monk from Kirti Monastery in Sichuan Province on February 27th 2009 … Continue reading

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Human Rights Advocates Testify About State of Human Rights in Vietnam

International human rights organizations have urgently called on the United States government to press for the release of political prisoners arbitrarily detained in Vietnam, and the Assistant U.S. Secretary of State agrees that the human rights situation is getting worse. … Continue reading

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Slavery In The Shadows: Human Trafficking

The fourth annual Oslo Freedom Forum opened Monday under the title Out of Darkness, Into Light. The conference hopes to bring the most daunting humanitarian issues of our time out of the shadows of obscurity and to the forefront of global awareness. … Continue reading

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It’s World Press Freedom Day: How do RFA Broadcast Countries Rate?

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu responded to Freedom House’s 2012 Freedom of the Press survey that classified all six of RFA’s broadcast countries as “Not Free” with North Korea as the worst-rated country on … Continue reading

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