Monthly Archives: October 2016

Vietnamese Activists Face Harassment and Threats

Three human rights defenders engaged in activism relating to an ecological disaster in Vietnam are facing severe harassment, including public denunciations, prosecution and death threats, according to Amnesty International. They could be arrested for “conducting propaganda” against the state. Since … Continue reading

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Laos: Release Imprisoned Student Leaders

The Lao government must immediately and unconditionally release two former pro-democracy student leaders who have been arbitrarily detained for 17 years and disclose the fate or whereabouts of two others, rights groups said Wednesday. Thongpaseuth Keuakoun and Sengaloun Phengphanh were … Continue reading

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Myanmar Must Lift Restrictions on Humanitarian Aid

The Myanmar government and army must urgently lift restrictions preventing access to humanitarian aid in Rakhine and Kachin states, rights groups say. Government security operations have cut off assistance to tens of thousands of people and forced many to flee … Continue reading

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Jailed Uyghur Intellectual Wins Prominent Human Rights Award

Jailed Uyghur intellectual Ilham Tohti is the winner of the 2016 Martin Ennals Award Laureate for Human Rights Defenders. Currently serving a life sentence in China for separatism, Ilham Tohti has worked for two decades to foster dialogue and understanding … Continue reading

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