Monthly Archives: September 2014

On Anniversary Of China’s One Child Policy, Calls To Abolish Cruel Practice

Thursday marks the 34th anniversary of China’s one child policy. On the occasion, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) has released an Open Letter to President Xi Jinping condemning the coercive population control measure. The US-based rights organization says that the … Continue reading

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Octogenarian Writer Arrested in China for “Picking Quarrels and Provoking Trouble”

Reporters Without Borders is demanding the immediate release of 81-year-old Chinese dissident writer Tie Liu whose home was raided on Saturday. He and his assistant Huang Jing were into custody. Tie, whose real name is Huang Zerong, was charged with … Continue reading

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Civil Society Organizations Slam Arbitrary Detention of Human Rights Researchers in Cambodia

Civil Society Organizations in Cambodia are slamming the decision by Cambodian authorities to detain two employees of a non-profit organization without just cause. On Tuesday, September 9th, Cambodian authorities detained Equitable Cambodia (EC) employees Meg Fukuzawa and Lida Sok who … Continue reading

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Another Chinese Activist Sentenced During Crackdown

Chinese activist Zhang Lin is now the 14th person known to be imprisoned in the crackdown on peaceful assembly, association and expression, which began in earnest in March 2013. Zhang’s three-and-a-half-year prison sentence was announced by the Bengshan District People’s … Continue reading

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Anger Over Dalai Lama’s Visa Denial

South Africa refused the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, a visa to visit Cape Town. The Dalai Lama was invited to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates along with his fellow Nobel Laureates. South Africa has previously refused … Continue reading

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Charges Dropped Against 50 Journalists in Myanmar

On August 26th 2014, Myanmar authorities dropped charges against fifty journalists previously accused of peaceful protest arising from a gathering on July 12th 2014. Police decided to stop the investigation and refused to bring the case to court. However, the … Continue reading

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