Monthly Archives: January 2016

Kerry Must Raise Human Rights During Visit to Laos

In advance of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Southeast Asia, human rights organizations are calling for the diplomat to use his upcoming official visit to Vientiane, Laos on January 25th as an opportunity to raise important human … Continue reading

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Myanmar’s President Should Free Political Prisoners Prior to Leaving Office

  Authorities in Myanmar authorities should immediately drop all politically motivated charges against hundreds of detainees and unconditionally release them, Human Rights Watch says. The organization urged President Thein Sein to fulfill pledges he made over three years ago to … Continue reading

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Concern Over China’s First Anti-Terrorism Law

Despite international concern, China has passed its first counter-terror law. Rights groups and international governments say that draconian measures in the name of national security are being used to crack down on Tibetans, Uyghurs and Chinese civil society and to … Continue reading

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Chinese Forced Population Control Still Cruel Under Two Child Policy

As of January 1st, officials in China say that China will let all married couples have two children instead of one – prompting a slew of media headlines hailing that China has “ended,” “abandoned,” or “ditched” the infamous One Child … Continue reading

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