Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rights Groups Call for Commission of Inquiry on Genocide in Myanmar

There is strong evidence that the government of Myanmar is responsible for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, according to a legal analysis prepared by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School. In light of the findings, … Continue reading

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Chinese Investigative Journalist Must Be Immediately Released

Press freedom organizations are condemning the detention of award-winning Chinese journalist Liu Wei, who has been held since October 8th on charges of “illegally obtaining state secrets” in connection with his coverage of a high-profile corruption case. The 37-year-old Liu … Continue reading

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Civil Society Delegation to Meet with Tibetan Parliament, Observe Election

A four-member delegation representing the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) will visit Dharamsala, India from October 16-20th to observe the preliminary elections for the Tibetan political leader (Sikyong) and members of the 16th … Continue reading

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Ahead of Election in Myanmar, Nearly 100 Prisoners of Conscience in Prison

Myanmar’s authorities have been locking up and harassing scores of peaceful activists as part of an intensifying and far-reaching crackdown ahead of November’s elections, Amnesty International said as it launched a new campaign to free prisoners of conscience Thursday. Myanmar … Continue reading

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Global Coalition for the North Korean Human Rights Act Launches

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) on Wednesday launched a global effort, led by Garry Kasparov and other democracy activists, to raise awareness about the North Korean Human Rights Act, a bill stalled in South Korea’s National Assembly since 2005. At … Continue reading

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