Monthly Archives: July 2015

In China, 26 Lawyers and Activists Still Missing or Held by Police in Recent Crackdown

More than 200 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on July 9th. On Wednesday, Amnesty International released a comprehensive list of the lawyers and activists detained or questioned by police … Continue reading

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China Must Release Six Activists on Trial in Cases Rife with Abuse

Chinese Human Rights Defenders , a coalition of Chinese and international human rights organizations, is calling on Chinese authorities to immediately release six human rights defenders facing imminent trial and drop all trumped-up charges against them. Four activists — Guangdong-based Tang Jingling, Wang Qingying, … Continue reading

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Senior Tibetan Monk Dies in Chinese Prison, Thousands Protest

Tibetan monk and political prisoner Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died Sunday July 12th in a Chinese prison. The circumstances around his death are unknown, Chinese authorities have refused to release his body to family members and thousands have gathered to protest. … Continue reading

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Hundreds Protest in Cambodia as National Assembly Debates Restrictive Law

More than 500 monks, farmers, land rights activists, unionists, workers, youth, students and NGO staff gathered in Phnom Penh to protest the proposed draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO) and the draft Trade Union Law Monday morning. The group … Continue reading

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Health of Chinese Journalist Gao Yu Further Deteriorates in Prison

The health of human rights defender and journalist Gao Yu continues to deteriorate in prison and rights groups say the Chinese government should ensure that Gao Yu  receives necessary medical care. The 71-year-old outspoken journalist and prominent advocate of press … Continue reading

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Prominent Dissident Released After Serving 30 Months in Vietnam

Prominent Vietnamese lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan completed his thirty month prison sentence on June 27th. He was reunited with his family in the province of Quang Nam, and stated that he will now resume his work in defense of … Continue reading

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