Monthly Archives: January 2017

Assassination of Human Rights Lawyer a Tragedy for Myanmar

Human rights organizations condemn the killing of a prominent human rights lawyer at Yangon International Airport in Myanmar. U Ko Ni was a lawyer and legal adviser to the National League for Democracy, the ruling party led by Aung San … Continue reading

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Rights Groups Condemn Arrests of Three Activist Bloggers in Vietnam

Rights groups are condemning the arrests of three bloggers and citizen journalists in the past few days in the run-up to the Vietnamese New Year, known as the Tet, and call for their immediate release and the withdrawal of all … Continue reading

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China Must Drop Charges Against Tibetan Education Activist

A Tibetan shopkeeper who has publicly supported education in the Tibetan language faces a 15-year sentence for promoting minority language. Human Rights Watch says the Chinese authorities should drop the politically motivated case against Tashi Wangchuk immediately. A trial is … Continue reading

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UN Rights Expert To Assess Human Rights Situation in Myanmar

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake her fifth information-gathering visit to the country from January 9 to 20th. Ms. Lee plans to visit Kachin State  and Rakhine State, in addition to … Continue reading

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Chinese Lawyer Held Incommunicado At Risk For Torture

Chinese authorities confirm that Beijing human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, last heard from on November 21st 2016, has been placed under “residential surveillance in a designated location” on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power”. His whereabouts remain unknown and, … Continue reading

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