Monthly Archives: June 2013

Human Rights Organizations and North Korean Defector Threatened by Kim Dictatorship: “We Will Take Practical Measures to Physically Eliminate This Human Scum”

The North Korean government has declared their intention to kill a delegation from the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) this Saturday during a South Korea-based balloon launch aimed at distributing information and equipment into North Korea. HRF, in cooperation with the civil society organization … Continue reading

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A Miscarriage of Justice in Cambodia as Former Governor Receives Light Sentence

The recent sentence of a Cambodian governor responsible for seriously injuring three garment workers after firing a gun into a crowd is ”little more than a slap on the wrist” and is emblematic of Cambodia’s ”pervasive culture of impunity for … Continue reading

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Three Arrested in Latest Crackdown on Freedom of Expression in Burma

Burmese human rights defenders Moe Thway, Wai Lu and Wai Hmuu Thwin published a statement on Thursday regarding the arrest warrants issued against them on June 13th 2013 by Monywa Court under a charge of “offenses against the state or … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Says Missing Civil Society Leader in Laos is Victim of Enforced Disappearance

The Lao government must act now to ensure the safe return of civil society leader Sombath Somphone, who is most likely a victim of an enforced disappearance at the hands of the authorities, Amnesty International said in a new briefing … Continue reading

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Appeal Trial of Cambodian Land Activist Postponed

On Wednesday, the appeal trial of human rights defender Ms. Yorm Bopha was suspended until June 14th 2013 in Phnom Penh. On September 4th, 2012, the housing rights activist was charged with ”intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” under Article 218 of the Cambodian … Continue reading

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