Monthly Archives: March 2016

Myanmar Should End Restrictions Against Rohingya

The Myanmar government should promptly end abusive restrictions against ethnic Rohingya and other Muslims, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. On March 29th 2016, the day before Myanmar’s transfer of power to a new government, outgoing President Thein Sein ordered the lifting … Continue reading

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Two Vietnamese Bloggers Jailed for “Abusing Democratic Freedoms”

Rights groups are strongly condemning a Hanoi court’s sentencing Wednesday of two Vietnamese bloggers to prison terms on charges of “abusing democratic freedoms.” In a one-day trial, Hanoi’s People’s Court sentenced Nguyen Huu Vinh, founder of the news website and … Continue reading

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UN Must Seek Justice for Forced Labor Victims in North Korea

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) member states should protect victims of forced labor and focus on Pyongyang accountability for rights abuses by creating a panel of experts to devise a comprehensive strategy to address decades of impunity in North … Continue reading

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Getting Away With Rape in Cambodia

To mark International Women’s Day, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) is releasing a new audio book and summary audio clip titled Getting Away With It: The Treatment of Rape in Cambodia’s Justice System. … Continue reading

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China Must Reform Laws That Undermine Rights

China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) should reject or revise laws that undermine domestic and international human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said Friday in a letter to NPC Chairman Zhang Dejiang. The NPC, the highest organ of state power in … Continue reading

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