Monthly Archives: August 2015

Groups Warn of Minority Exclusion and Disenfranchisement in Upcoming Myanmar Elections

Eleven Rohingya organizations in Europe have strongly denounced the undemocratic actions of the Myanmar Election Commission against Rohingya parliamentary candidates under the government’s ‘’policy of exclusion’’ of the Rohingya, debarring them from contesting in the upcoming election scheduled for November … Continue reading

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China Punishes Reporter For Share Price Fall

Reporters Without Borders condemns Chinese business reporter Wang Xiaolu’s arrest over an article that is alleged to have precipitated a fall in share prices at the end of July. Wang Xiaolu, who works for the independent business magazine Caijing, was … Continue reading

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Burmese Authorities Target Land Rights Activists

Recent arrests by Burmese authorities are targeting those who are assisting farmers fighting land grabs. The recent arbitrary arrest of a prominent land rights advocate in Karen State exemplifies the government’s persecution of vocal opponents of land grabs by officials … Continue reading

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Human Rights Safeguards Needed in Trade Agreement With Vietnam

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) warn the EU-Vietnam Free Trade and Investment Agreement (FTA) would be concluded in flagrant violation of EU law if it is finalized without conducting a human rights … Continue reading

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US Diplomat Visits Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Thich Quang Do

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor visited prominent dissident and Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam Thich Quang Do at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday August … Continue reading

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