Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jailed Cambodian Radio Chief Nominated for Human Rights Award

Jailed Cambodian radio chief Mam Sonando is one of the human rights defenders nominated by international human rights organizations Front Line Defenders for its annual award. Every year Front Line Defenders presents the Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at … Continue reading

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UN Investigation Needed to Investigate Systematic Rights Abuses in North Korea

Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should vote to establish a commission of inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea when the matter comes up before the February-March session of the council, Human Rights Watch says. A detailed … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Detention, Torture and Extortion By Burmese Military Documented in New Dossier

The Asian Human Rights Commission today released a special dossier of recent cases of arrest, detention, torture and extortion carried out by Burmese military and police personnel in Kachin State. The armed forces in Burma have continued to operate with impunity during … Continue reading

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Burmese Government Should Respect Peaceful Assembly and Drop Charges Again Protesters

Human Rights Watch said today that Burmese authorities should drop charges against activists who participated in peaceful protests against government policies. Nine peace activists are facing criminal charges for demonstrating in Rangoon without a permit on September 21st 2012. Anti-mining … Continue reading

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Another Prominent Blogger in Vietnam Faces Imprisonment During Continued Crackdown on Dissent

In advance of his upcoming trial, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders is calling for urgent intervention on behalf of Le Quoc Quan, a human rights lawyer and blogger, who is arbitrarily detained in Vietnam. He is … Continue reading

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Fear for Three Missing Tibetan Monks

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about three Tibetan monks – Sungrab Gyatso, Yeshi Sangpo and Draksang – of whom there has been no news since their arrest in Gonghe in early December for providing information about a demonstration. At the same time, Wang Dengchao, a … Continue reading

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Death of Uyghur Writer a Shameful Indictment of Chinese Justice

The reported death of celebrated Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin in a Chinese prison is a shameful indictment of the Chinese government’s notion of justice, Amnesty International said today. The international human rights organization says the death exposes the harsh conditions in … Continue reading

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