Monthly Archives: November 2015

Getting Away With Rape in Cambodia

To mark the global campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which began on November 25 and runs until December 10, LICADHO is publishing a new report Getting Away With It: The Treatment of Rape in Cambodia’s Justice System. … Continue reading

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China Must Ensure Safety of North Korean Refugees

China must ensure that North Korean refugees are not returned to North Korea, where they could face imprisonment, torture and even death, Human Rights Watch says. The nine refugees, including an 11-month-old baby, who were transferred to China from Vietnam, … Continue reading

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Civil Society Urges Obama to Push for Release of Vietnamese Prisoner of Conscience

As U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Southeast Asia this week, ninety international personalities and civil society organizations worldwide have signed a letter urging Mr. Obama to press for the release of Vietnam’s most longstanding prisoner of conscience, Thich Quang … Continue reading

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Rights Group Concerned Chinese Human Rights Defenders are at Risk for Extradition to China

Human rights organization Frontline Defenders is concerned that two Chinese human rights defenders who were recently detained by Thai immigration police in Bangkok risk extradition back to China. Dong Guangping and Jiang Yefei were detailed on October 28th 2015. Dong … Continue reading

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China Further Undercuts Online Freedom With New “Spreading Rumors” Ban

China’s latest revisions to its Criminal Law impose up to seven years in prison for “spreading rumors” about disasters. Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that the revised law — which went into effect on November 1, 2015 — does not … Continue reading

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