Monthly Archives: June 2016

Authorities Must Investigate Destruction of Mosques in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities must undertake a prompt, independent, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation into the violent destruction of buildings in a mosque compound in central Myanmar, Amnesty International says. Failure to investigate and hold those suspected to be responsible to account … Continue reading

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In Myanmar, Ongoing Offensives and Impunity for War Crimes Undermine Peace Initiative

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) says it is seriously concerned at the Tatmadaw’s recent new offensives and ongoing impunity for war crimes, which undermine the Myanmar government’s new peace initiatives. Since the new government took office in late March, the Tatmadaw … Continue reading

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China Must Drop Cases Against Rights Lawyers Facing Politically Motivated Prosecutions

The Chinese authorities should immediately drop politically motivated cases and release detained human rights lawyers Xia Lin, Zhou Shifeng and others, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. Both Xia Lin, who has defended activists and victims of rights abuses in a … Continue reading

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UN Experts Urge Vietnam to End Persecution of Religious Leaders, Rights Defenders

United Nations human rights experts are calling on the government of Vietnam to stop the persecution of Ms. Tran Thi Hong, who has been repeatedly arrested and tortured as retaliation for informing the international community of human rights violations against … Continue reading

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Civil Society Calls for Repeal of New Chinese NGO Law

Twenty-six international and China-based NGOs have signed a joint letter calling on the National People’s Congress to repeal a recently adopted law which provides broad tools to the government to severely suppress the activities of independent civil society organizations in … Continue reading

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