Monthly Archives: October 2014

Disappeared Chinese Human Rights Defender Placed In Criminal Detention

A Chinese human rights defender whose whereabouts have been unknown since her disappearance on October 1st in Beijing has been placed in criminal detention on the charge of “causing trouble.” On October 23rd, human rights defender Liu Xizhen was charged … Continue reading

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Two Year Jail Sentences for Media Workers in Myanmar

Five media workers have been sentenced to two years in prison in Myanmar over the publication of a news story. Rights groups say they are prisoners of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and that … Continue reading

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Documentary Follows Victims of Khmer Rouge

As the second trial of Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea reopened Friday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) released a documentary which tells the story of three Cambodian women living in France who travel to Phnom Penh on August … Continue reading

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Cambodian Investigative Journalist Victim Of “Cold Blooded Murder”

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead Sunday in Cambodia while investigating the illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie along with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. Rights organizations are appalled by the act and calling … Continue reading

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The World Bank Group Must Tackle Rights Abuses When Engaging With Myanmar

The World Bank Group (WBG) should act to overcome Myanmar’s major human rights problems in its new strategy for the country, Human Rights Watch said Monday. In a submission to the bank, the organization highlights key issues including rights violations … Continue reading

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Police Fail To Protect Women and Girls In Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect hundreds of peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators on Friday evening, Amnesty International said Friday. Women and girls were among those targeted as counter-demonstrators clashed with pro-democracy protesters in … Continue reading

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