Monthly Archives: September 2016

Myanmar Army’s Offensive in Karen State Threatens to Expand Conflict

A continued Burma military offensive into the contested Hat Gyi dam area threatens to ignite fighting with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and imperils a four-year-old ceasefire, Karen Rivers Watch said Thursday. According to the organization, the latest news … Continue reading

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Vietnam Criminalizes Peaceful Dissent Once Again

Vietnam must end the ongoing repression of peaceful dissent, repeal its repressive laws and immediately release all political prisoners, rights groups said Thursday. The call followed the imprisonment of three government critics in three days. Amnesty International, FIDH and the Vietnamese Committee for Human … Continue reading

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China Must End Evictions, Demolition of Tibetan Buddhist Centers

  Chinese authorities are reportedly forcing at least 1,000 religious adherents to withdraw from two major Tibetan Buddhist institutions, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The government should resolve genuine safety and health issues at the Buddhist institutions without infringing on … Continue reading

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Rights Groups: Obama Should Ask “Where is Sombath?” During Laos Visit

Rights groups are demanding that US Barack Obama ask the Lao authorities for a renewed investigation into the whereabouts of missing Lao civil society activist Sombath Somphone, who disappeared in December 2012 and who has not been heard from since. … Continue reading

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