Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 A Sad Year for Tibet as Self-Immolations Continue

The year 2012 was a year of unprecedented protests by Tibetans, who showed their opposition against the repressive rule of the Chinese regime on a scale never seen before. Of the nearly 100 Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in … Continue reading

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Trial Begins Today for Prominent Land Right Activists in Cambodia

Local and international human rights organizations are requesting urgent intervention in Cambodia after receiving new information about the ongoing harassment against two prominent land rights defenders. Trial will begin Wednesday against Yorm Bopha from the Boeung Kak community and Ms. … Continue reading

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Prominent Activist in Laos Missing

The Lao government should urgently investigate the feared forced disappearance of Sombath Somphone, a prominent social activist, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today. He was last seen on December 15th 2012 in Vientiane, the Lao capital. Circumstances surrounding the case, including security camera … Continue reading

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Renewed Demands for Gao Zhisheng’s Release

Amnesty International is continuing its campaign on behalf of Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng and needs your help. One of China’s most respected human rights lawyers, he has suffered enforced disappearance, imprisonment, torture and illegal house arrest because of his work. … Continue reading

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Cambodia Rights Groups Calls for all Cambodians and Donors to Stand up for Human Rights

During International Human Rights week, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) calls for all Cambodians and donors alike to stand up for human rights in Cambodia.  In light of the alarming deterioration of human rights since the start of 2012, it is an opportunity … Continue reading

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“Don’t Speak” Says Chinese Nobel Prize Winner: Author Remains Silent on Human Rights

The man who writes under the pen name “Don’t Speak” chose not to today at the Nobel Prize in Literature press conference in Stockholm. Before an international audience at the Nobel Museum, Mo Yan remained silent on many issues of … Continue reading

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Court Ruling in Burma Could Help Stop Police Torture

In a landmark court ruling, Burmese judicial authorities have rejected the official police version of events that led to the death of a man in their custody. This finding opens the possibility for a murder charge to be brought against … Continue reading

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