Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Chinese Leadership Must Address Tiananmen Legacy

President Xi Jinping and other senior Chinese leaders should demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law by acknowledging the government’s responsibility for the massacre of unarmed civilians 24 years ago, and by allowing commemorations of the anniversary, Human Rights Watch said Friday. More … Continue reading

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International Human Rights Community Denounces Violations of Freedom of Expression in Vietnam

The international human rights community is denouncing the crackdown on freedom of expression in Vietnam, in particular the recent sentencing of University student Nguyen Uyen Phuong and computer engineer Dinh Nguyen Kha to six and eight years in prison for … Continue reading

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Organizations Demand Action from Puma in Cambodian Garment Workers’ Case

Forty-three non-government organizations from around the world signed an open letter to the CEO of Puma and other corporations to demand justice for Cambodian garment workers Ms. Bun Chenda, Ms. Keo Nea and Ms. Nuth Sakhorn. Theirs is a case … Continue reading

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Obama Should Pressure Burmese President to Honor Reform Pledges During Washington Visit

The United States should use the upcoming visit by Burma’s president to ask tough questions about the slowing pace of human rights reforms and insist on implementation of past commitments, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday. U.S. President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Noted Chinese Advocate Charged in Latest Crackdown on Protests

Human rights groups are increasingly concerned about well-known Chinese human rights defender Liu Ping who was “criminally detained” in Xinyu, Jiangxi province on May 7th. According to her lawyer, Ms. Liu was charged with “inciting subversion of state power” after … Continue reading

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US Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years in North Korea

North Korea’s Supreme Court in Pyongyang reportedly sentenced on May 2nd a United States national of Korean origin to 15 years of hard labor in the country’s infamous prison camps  after finding him guilty of various unspecified crimes against the … Continue reading

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