Monthly Archives: December 2014

Relentless Repression of Independent Voices Continues in Vietnam

The upheld convictions and jail sentences of three human rights defenders in Vietnam on trumped-up charges is the latest act of the government’s relentless repression of independent voices and a shameful example of a failed judiciary, rights groups say. An … Continue reading

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‘China’s Youngest Prisoner of Conscience’ Granted Asylum in United States

On International Human Rights Day, some good news: Anni and Ruli Zhang have been granted political asylum in the United States. Detained overnight as a 10-year-old, Anni is known as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience.” She and her older sister, … Continue reading

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Cambodia Must Close Detention Centers After Recent Death

The Cambodian government must immediately close all centers which arbitrarily detain people outside the criminal justice system, Licadho and Human Rights Watch say. The abusive nature of these centers was highlighted by the death of a man on November 26th … Continue reading

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Yet Another Blogger Detained in Vietnam on Anti-State Charges

Press freedom organizations are condemning the arrest of Vietnamese blogger Hong Le Tho and calling on Vietnam’s government to cease its campaign of persecution against journalists and bloggers. Hong Le Tho, an independent blogger of Japanese origin, was detained in … Continue reading

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