Monthly Archives: September 2015

China Must Free Supporters of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

The Chinese authorities must immediately release eight activists detained for supporting last year’s pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, Amnesty International said on the first anniversary of people taking to the streets in the city. The activists’ support for the Hong … Continue reading

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New Report Highlights Stories of Women Survivors in Myanmar

On Wednesday, the Asia Justice And Rights (AJAR) launched its report containing the stories of 29 women survivors from Myanmar – former political prisoners from Yangon, and internally displaced ethnic women from Karen and Kachin State. Violence against women continues to … Continue reading

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Restrictions on Freedom of Movement in Vietnam Violate Domestic and International Law

Authorities in Vietnam have blocked at least 33 human rights defenders and activists from freely travelling in the last six months, despite legal protection of the right to freedom of movement. In recent years, scores of human rights defenders and … Continue reading

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Additional Sentence for Injured Cambodian Land Rights Activist

Cambodian land rights activist Ouk Pich Samnang was convicted Thursday on new charges of intentional violence and obstructing authorities. Ouk Pich Samnang, 52, was sentenced for “causing violence” and “opposing public servants’’. According to the Cambodian League for the Promotion … Continue reading

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