Monthly Archives: February 2016

Vietnam Must Release Prisoners of Conscience

Vietnam must end the ongoing incommunicado detention of human rights defenders Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha which is in violation of their human rights, including the right to freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment … Continue reading

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Obama Must Demand Human Rights Progress During ASEAN Summit

Human rights organizations are urging US President Barack Obama to demand progress on human rights during the upcoming Summit with Southeast Asian leaders, during which Mr. Obama will meet with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) … Continue reading

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Chinese Authorities Must Free Disappeared Booksellers

Chinese authorities must immediately release five booksellers who the government has forcibly disappeared, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The five are affiliated with the Hong Kong-based Mighty Current Media, known for publishing books critical of senior Chinese leaders. Hong Kong authorities … Continue reading

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Myanmar Must Fix New Law Granting Former Presidents Immunity

Myanmar should immediately repeal or amend a new law passed January 28th which could grant former presidents immunity for human rights violations and crimes under international law, Amnesty International says. Myanmar’s outgoing Parliament voted to pass the Former Presidents Security … Continue reading

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