Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ilham Tohti’s Lawyer: Human Rights Defender Deprived of Food for Ten Days

Human rights defender Ilham Tohti, who has been in custody for over five months, was finally permitted to see his lawyer Li Fangping on June 26th 2014. Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uyghur, was taken from his home in Beijing in … Continue reading

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UN Special Rapporteur Expresses Sadness over Shrinking Democratic Space in Cambodia, Urges Future Reforms

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya Subedi, ended his 11th fact-finding mission to Cambodia this week. Subedi noted progress in some human rights areas yet expressed sadness at seeing the democratic space in … Continue reading

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Three Tibetan Political Prisoners Released

Tibetan singer Gaybay, who was arrested in May after a concert, has been released from jail after his family paid a deposit to the Chinese authorities, according to London-based human rights organization Free Tibet. Gaybay took part in a concert … Continue reading

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Prominent Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Formally Charged

On June 13th 2014, Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was formally arrested and charged with “creating a disturbance” and “illegally obtaining personal information.” The human rights defender was detained on May 5th 2014 as part of a crackdown on … Continue reading

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World Day Brings Focus to Abuses Against Child Workers

On the occasion of World Day Against Child Labor, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) released a two-part digital photo essay series highlighting links between child labor and issues such as poverty, school dropout … Continue reading

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No Rights Improvements in Laos

The government of Laos has failed to address the country’s systemic human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in a critique of Lao’s human rights record submitted to the United Nations. The rights organization says that Laos must urgently … Continue reading

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Election Restrictions in Burma Threaten Democratic Process

Burma’s electoral commission must immediately stop threatening and intimidating the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The electoral commission should also drop proposals that would set limits on future election campaigning, and President Thein … Continue reading

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Challenging Dictators One Street At A Time

A group of bipartisan U.S. Members of Congress say that the street in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington should be renamed after jailed Nobel laureate and Chinese dissident Dr. Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government responded to the request calling … Continue reading

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