Monthly Archives: November 2012

In Tibet, Self-Immolations Escalate

In the month of November alone there have been 23 deaths due to immolations in Tibet. The self-immolation of seven Tibetans since November 26, 2012, highlights the failure of Chinese authorities to address Tibetan grievances, Human Rights Watch said today. Increasingly … Continue reading

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Tightened Controls on Religion in Vietnam

The International Buddhist Information Bureau is deeply disturbed by a new government decree that increases state control of religions and further undermines religious freedom in Vietnam. Decree 92 on “Directives and measures for implementing the Ordinance on beliefs and religion”, issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan … Continue reading

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A Day to End Impunity and Demand Justice

Today is the second annual International Day to End Impunity, which was launched by IFEX, a global network defending and promoting free expression. It is a day dedicated to demanding justice for those who have been targeted for exercising their … Continue reading

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Obama Visit to Burma Emphasizes Numerous Rights Challenges

United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Burma will be a success only if it generates concrete and lasting steps toward improving human rights in the country, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. On Monday, President Obama will visit Rangoon and hold … Continue reading

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China Will Not End One Child Policy, Says Women’s Rights Organization

The China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) — a think tank affiliated with the Chinese  government — has recommended that China gradually phase in a two-child policy over the next three years, and then cease all birth limits in the year … Continue reading

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Calls Activists Imprisoned in Vietnam A Violation of International Law

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention informed the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights by fax Thursday that it considers the detention of four pro-democracy activists – Le Cong Dinh, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Nguyen Tien Trung and Le Thang Long – to be a violation of international … Continue reading

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Calls for Immediate Release of Jailed Tibetan Filmmaker

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is asking supporters to sign an online petition that calls on Chinese President Hu Jintao to immediately release unjustly imprisoned Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen. Mr. Dhondup is one of four international journalists who have risked their … Continue reading

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