Monthly Archives: September 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for a New Approach to Human Rights and an End to the Legacy of Fear

Speaking at the San Francisco Freedom Forum before an audience of top innovators, international human rights activists and fellow dissidents, Burmese Democratic Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi called for a new approach to ending human rights violations around the world. In a … Continue reading

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A Grim Anniversary of China’s One Child Policy

On the 32nd anniversary of the official institution of China’s One Child Policy, the organization Women’s Rights Without Frontiers sent a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao asking him to end the “incalculable suffering to the women and families of … Continue reading

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In Burma, Human Rights Watch Calls for Release of All Political Prisoners

The Burmese government’s latest release of political prisoners falls short of meeting its commitment to release all political prisoners and shows the need for a transparent process to ensure that all political prisoners are immediately freed, Human Rights Watch says. The government should allow … Continue reading

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Repression in Vietnam on UN Human Rights Agenda in Geneva

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights denounced multiple forms of repression against civil society in Vietnam at the twenty-first session of the United National Human Rights Council in Geneva, which opened this week. VCHR President Vo Van Ai addressed the Committee and … Continue reading

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Journalist Murdered After Exposing Illegal Logging By Cambodian Military

Cambodian authorities must immediately investigate the murder of a journalist who was found dead with ax wounds in the trunk of his car on September 11th, less than a week after he had exposed an alleged military connection to the … Continue reading

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Lawyer Investigating Activist’s Death Detained in China

Human rights lawyer Tang Jingling was detained for six days as he tried to investigate the suspicious death of the late labor activist Li Wangyang. Tang was detained from September 5th to 10th in Shaoyang, Hunan Province, and in Shaoguan, Guangdong Province. Li’s … Continue reading

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China’s Forced Return of Refugees to Burma Violates International Law

  Human Rights Watch is appealing to the Chinese government over their recent actions related to ethnic Kachin refugees from Burma who have sought refuge in China. The international human rights organization said that the Chinese government carried out forced returns of … Continue reading

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In Cambodia, a Prominent Labor Rights Advocate Receives a Summons

Front Line Defenders believes that the summons received by a labor rights advocate in Cambodia is  directly related to his peaceful and legitimate activities in the defense of human rights, particularly his attempts to improve working conditions in Cambodia. The … Continue reading

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