Monthly Archives: July 2012

Freedom Of Expression Groups Demand Release Of Cambodian Journalist

Three leading freedom of expression organizations are protesting the recent arrest of Mam Sanando, the director of Beehive Radio, a Cambodian independent radio station. Rights groups ARTICLE 19, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance issued a joint letter … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Opens This Week

A powerful, award-winning documentary film showing an intimate portrait of  Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei opens this week. China’s most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic knows better than anyone about his government’s crackdown against free expression. … Continue reading

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As U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue Opens, A Woman is Forcibly Sterilized in China

As diplomats prepare to open the U.S. – China Human Rights Dialogue in Washington today, the organization Women’s Rights Without Frontiers just learned that a 46-year-old woman from Jiangxi Province was forcibly sterilized in retaliation for bringing a petition. The woman posted the … Continue reading

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Human Rights Ignored at Regional Summit, Government Critic Jailed in Cambodia

The Cambodian government should release and drop all charges against Mam Sonando, the owner of Cambodia’s main politically independent radio station and prominent critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The authorities arrested Mom Sanando at his home on the … Continue reading

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A Call For the Release of All Remaining Political Prisoners in Burma

The Burmese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all remaining political prisoners and fully respect the civil and political rights of the Burmese people, including former political prisoners, said the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization, … Continue reading

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Clinton Should Urge End to Abuses at Drug Center In Laos

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should call for the immediate release of detainees at the Somsanga drug detention center in her meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Human Rights Watch said today. Clinton is scheduled to visit … Continue reading

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Calls for the Release of Land Rights Activist in Laos

International human rights organization Frontline Defenders is calling for the release of a land rights activist who was recently arrested and detained in Laos. On June 18th, human rights defender Mr. Souvanh from Yup village, Thateng District, Sekong Province was arrested … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s Clampdown on Peaceful Protests Disregards International Human Rights Obligations

The heavy-handed interference in the peaceful protests in several locations across Vietnam on Sunday July 1st, including restrictions on freedom of movement and intimidation of participants, especially followers of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), is yet another indication … Continue reading

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