Monthly Archives: March 2015

Urging Transparency from Government, Rights Group Releases Results of Land Concession Investigation in Cambodia

The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) released on Monday its land concession dataset to the public, the culmination of five years of investigation into this sector, and is urging the government to follow suit. … Continue reading

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China Must Immediately Free Prominent Women’s Rights Defenders

Human rights organizations continue to call for the immediate and unconditional release of five women’s rights defenders detained in China earlier this month, as their detention is only aimed to disrupt their peaceful human rights activities. The defenders had been … Continue reading

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Growing Religious Intolerance in Myanmar as Guilty Verdict Handed Down in Buddha Bar Case

The conviction and sentencing of two managers and the owner of a bar in Myanmar on Tuesday for displaying an image of the Buddha wearing headphones should be overturned immediately and is a chilling indication of the growing climate of religious … Continue reading

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Violent Crackdown Against Students Continues in Myanmar

A violent crackdown on students in Myanmar continues as students attempting to march from Letpadan to Yangon in protest beaten and seriously injured by riot police and armed groups on March 10th. A number of students were also arrested. They … Continue reading

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Transparency Needed as Two New Suspects Charged Before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Human rights organizations welcome the charges brought against two former Khmer Rouge commanders but say that serious concerns remain over attempts at political interference and lack of transparency in the court proceedings. On March 3rd, the international Co-Investigating Judge of … Continue reading

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