Monthly Archives: June 2015

As Conflict in Myanmar Continues, Refugees Face Increased Uncertainty

Many refugees who have fled Burma due to ongoing conflict, persecution, and human rights abuses, mark World Refugee Day on June 20th with a sense of uncertainty and anxiety towards their future. This year, as the rainy season begins, refugees … Continue reading

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Two Chinese Activists Detained in Escalating Crackdown

Chinese human rights defenders Guo Bin and Yang Zhanqing were detained on the evening of June 12th in Guangdong province by Guangdong police acting in coordination with state security officers from Beijing and Henan Province. They seized the two activists … Continue reading

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Engaging in Commerce Brings Abuse and Arrests in North Korea

In North Korea, authorities arbitrarily arrest, unfairly prosecute and severely mistreat people for conducting private business activity with punishments varying with bribes and connections, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The North Korean government should amend its criminal code to abolish … Continue reading

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Rights Groups Demand Accountability for Tiananmen Square Victims

Ahead of the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, rights groups say the Chinese government should finally acknowledge and take responsibility for the massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators in June 1989. Human Rights Watch says authorities should release activists jailed … Continue reading

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