Monthly Archives: June 2012

Buddhist Leader Thich Quang Do Calls for Nationwide Demonstration Against Chinese Expansionism in Vietnam

Deeply disturbed by increasing Chinese incursions on Vietnamese waters and lands, Venerable Thich Quang Do is calling for a nationwide demonstration on Sunday July 1st to protest Chinese expansionism and press the Hanoi government to take a firm stand to … Continue reading

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Kachin Refugee Crisis Growing in Yunnan, China: Burmese Refugees Lack Aid, Face Abuses

Several thousand ethnic Kachin refugees from Burma are isolated in Yunnan, China, where they are at risk of return to a conflict zone and lack needed humanitarian aid, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a new report today. The Chinese government should … Continue reading

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For Suu Kyi, A European Tour Of Goodwill and Gratitude

After more than 15 years of house arrest in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi visited Europe this week for the first time in over two decades. The opposition leader and former prisoner of conscience was met with huge crowds across … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Launches Tool Kit to Improve Human Rights for Those with Mental Disabilities

The World Health Organization has launched the Quality Rights Tool Kit, which supports countries in their assessment and improvement of the quality and human rights of their mental health and social care facilities. All over the world people with mental disabilities … Continue reading

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Burma Must Protect Muslim and Buddhist Communities at Risk

The government of Burma should take all necessary steps to protect communities at risk in Arakan State after violence between Buddhists and Muslims in western Burma left an unknown number dead, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has taken … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Demands That China Investigate Veteran Dissident’s Death

Amnesty International today demanded that Chinese authorities initiate a full, independent investigation into the death of a former prisoner of conscience, amid outrage among China’s activist community. Li Wangyang, who was released from prison last year, was found dead Wednesday … Continue reading

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Swift Intervention Needed To Prevent Land Grabbing Epidemic in Burma

The Asian Legal Resource Center, a non-governmental organization with consultative status to the United Nations, is calling for swift action in Burma to prevent a land-grabbing epidemic. In a written statement during its September 2011 session, ALRC alerted the UN … Continue reading

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On Tiananmen Anniversary, A Stark Reminder That Rule Of Law Is Still Absent In China

While those in the United Kingdom commemorate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, a more somber anniversary is also taking place: June 4th is the day that Chinese troops stormed Tiananmen Square  in the center of Beijing,  firing indiscriminately and killing and … Continue reading

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