Monthly Archives: December 2015

Human Rights Lawyer Arrested in Vietnam, Faces 20 Years in Prison

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights condemn the arrest and arbitrary detention of Nguyen Van Dai, a human rights lawyer and well-known defender of religious freedom in Vietnam, who could … Continue reading

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Trial of Chinese Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang An Act of Political Persecution

The Chinese authorities must end their persecution of prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, Amnesty International said, ahead of his trial which begins Monday in Beijing. According to his lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, 50, faces up to eight years in prison … Continue reading

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UN Security Council Must Refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court

Ahead of International Human Rights Day, Human Rights Watch says that United Nations Security Council members should express support for a referral of crimes against humanity in the Democratic People‚Äôs Republic of Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC), and … Continue reading

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In Myanmnar, Torture Alleged and Unfair Trial in ”Muslin Army” Case

The Myanmar government denied a fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from an armed group, Fortify Rights said December 6th. Myanmar authorities allegedly tortured defendants now facing trial at Aung Myay Thar San Township Court in … Continue reading

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