Monthly Archives: February 2013

China Must Advance Rights Reforms at National People’s Congress

China’s National People’s Congress should follow through on official statements by putting forward laws to strengthen human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping and Congress Chairman Wu Bangguo. The National People’s … Continue reading

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In Cambodia, Human Rights Suffered ‘Devastating Blows’ in 2012

The human rights situation in Cambodia began 2012 teetering on the edge of a precipice, and by the end of the year had fallen off the cliff, according to a new report released this week from LICADHO, the Cambodia League … Continue reading

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China Must End Oppressive Campaign Against Tibetans

Following the self-immolation of a 102nd Tibetan on February 17th in Tibet, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on Tuesday urged Chinese authorities to immediately take a new stand on Tibet and end, given the scale of the tragedy unfolding … Continue reading

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Gag Order For Lawyers in Cambodia

The Cambodian government and bar association should drop their efforts to prohibit lawyers from giving media interviews without the permission of the national bar association, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. On February 8th 2013, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith made public … Continue reading

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Deep Concern Over ”Forced Disappearance” of Lao Activist

Following a resolution by the European Parliament last Thursday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization the Lao Movement for Human Rights (MLDH) renew their call to Lao authorities to further investigate the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone … Continue reading

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More Harsh Sentences Handed Down in Vietnam

The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights is expressing shock over the harsh sentences handed down to members of a nonviolent group by the People’s Court in Phu Yen on Monday. The group’s leader Phan Van Thu, 65, was condemned to life imprisonment and the … Continue reading

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