Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cambodia Must Stop Hindering Union Registration

Rights groups say the Cambodian government is limiting registrations of unions, which could harm workers who depend on union protection. Only about one percent of the total workforce is unionized with the vast majority of organized workers found in the … Continue reading

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An Important Victory for Human Rights Protection in Vietnam

An important step towards strengthening human rights protection was made in Brussels when the European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding the state of play of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Vietnam … Continue reading

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In China, Four More New Citizens Movement Advocates Convicted

Four citizen activists involved in public calls for high-ranking officials to reveal their assets in 2013 have each been found guilty of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” Two of them — Ding Jiaxi and Zhao … Continue reading

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Release of Netizens in Vietnam Not Enough

Human rights organizations on Monday welcomed the early release of several prisoners of conscience in Vietnam, but say that the act serves to highlight the situation of scores of others who remain jailed for peacefully expressing their opinions. The release … Continue reading

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Health Concerns for Vietnamese Blogger While in Continued Detention

Vietnamese human rights defender and blogger Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hang is held in continued detention at An Binh prison in Cao Lanh city; her health and on-going detention are of serious concern to human rights organizations. Bui Thi Minh … Continue reading

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Prominent Chinese Rights Lawyers Claim They Were Tortured

The Chinese government should investigate four prominent human rights lawyers’ claims that they were tortured by police officers while in detention, Human Rights Watch said Monday. After being released from administrative detention on Sunday, the lawyers made public the torture they … Continue reading

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