Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cambodian Protesters Sentenced in Kbal Thnal Verdict

On Friday morning in Cambodia, three of the six men arrested at Kbal Thnal during deadly clashes on September 15th 2013 were found guilty of intentional violence and intentional destruction of property. The other three men were cleared of the … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Dissident Attacked by Police in Hanoi

Human rights groups are disturbed by reports that Vietnamese dissident Nguyen Bac Truyen and his wife Bui Thi Kim Phuong were beaten by police as they made their way to the Australian Embassy in Hanoi on Monday. The Vietnam Committee … Continue reading

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Chinese Rights Activist in Intensive Care in Beijing

Detained Chinese human rights defender Ms. Cao Shunli is in very poor health and has been transferred to the hospital. She has been repeatedly denied appropriate medical attention while in detention in Beijing, and numerous applications for medical parole have … Continue reading

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New UN Report Details Unspeakable Atrocities in North Korea

A grim array of human rights abuses, driven by “policies established at the highest level of State,” have been and continue to be committed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a United Nations-mandated report released Monday … Continue reading

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Vietnam Must Stop Retaliation Against Human Rights Defenders

Just days before his wedding, Vietnamese police temporarily detained lawyer and former political prisoner Nguyen Bac Truyen. The police also briefly detained his fiancée, Bui Thi Kim Phuong, and several visitors to their home. Although Nguyen Bac Truyen reported being … Continue reading

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Bail Again Denied For Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia

On Tuesday in a closed trial, the Cambodian Court of Appeal denied bail to 21 of a group of 23 individuals, including human rights defenders Vorn Pao, Theng Savoeun, Chan Putisak and 20 other activists and protesters. The group have … Continue reading

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Vietnam Named to Press Freedom Risk List

The Committee to Protect Journalists has published its Risk List, which identifies the 10 countries worldwide where press freedom suffered the most in 2012. CPJ’s Risk List highlights 10 places where the space for free expression is shrinking and includes … Continue reading

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Further Killing of Rohingya in Burma Must Be Investigated

Several human rights organizations are expressing their deep concern at reports of further massacres of members of the Rohingya ethnic group in Burma. The report by the United Nations that at least 48 Rohingya men women and children have been … Continue reading

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