Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cambodian Workers and Activists Freed With Suspended Sentences

Civil society organizations in Cambodia are applauding the decision this morning of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to suspend the sentences of 23 men and two minors arrested during the mass protests by garment workers, thereby releasing the remaining 22 … Continue reading

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Adequate Security Needed Before Refugees Return to Burma

Members of the European Burma Network are deeply concerned that refugees from Burma living in camps in Thailand are being pressured to return to Burma prematurely because of cuts in aid. The international community, and in particular the European Union, … Continue reading

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Missing Tibetan Monk Free

Jigme Gyatso, a Tibetan monk who disappeared nearly two years ago in Tibet, has resurfaced safe and sound in the northern Indian city Dharamsala. There had been no news of Gyatso – who helped Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen to secretly … Continue reading

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Lao Government Must Make Tangible Progress to Address Key Human Rights Issues

The European Union (EU) must make the strengthening of bilateral relations with Laos contingent upon the Lao government’s ability to make tangible progress in addressing key human rights issues, say rights groups. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and … Continue reading

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Journalist Still Held In Growing Crackdown Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

Amid a growing clampdown on freedom of speech and assembly ahead of the sensitive 25th anniversary of the military crackdown at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, another journalist has gone missing. Journalist and activist Wu Wei, a former Beijing based reporter for … Continue reading

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Buddhist Leader Reviles China’s Encroachment into Vietnamese Territorial Waters

Outraged by by China’s recent deployment of a giant oil rig off the coast of central Vietnam, the Venerable Thich Quang Do, Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), calls on China to cease violations of Vietnamese … Continue reading

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Vietnam “Going Further Down the Road of Repression”

Rights groups are condemning Monday’s arrest of two Vietnamese bloggers and say that Vietnam is “going further down the road of repression” in its effects to thwart dissent. Bloggers Nguyen Huu Vinh and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy are among an … Continue reading

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