Monthly Archives: March 2017

Religious Freedom on Attack in China as Tibetan Buddhists Face Demolitions, Expulsions

Chinese authorities’ strategy of demolitions, expulsions, threats and restrictions on religious practice is clear-cut evidence of an attack on religious freedom as a major Tibetan Buddhist institution faces further demolitions. Chinese officials announced on March 12th 2017, that 3,225 homes at … Continue reading

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Civil Society Demands Independent Investigation into Murder of Cambodian Activist

  In Cambodia on Thursday, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today convicted Oeuth Ang – otherwise known as ‘Chuob Samlab’ – of the premeditated murder of prominent political analyst Dr. Kem Ley as well as illegal possession of a weapon … Continue reading

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No ”Quick Fixes” for Human Rights Situation in North Korea, Say UN Experts

At an interactive dialogue on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations independent human rights experts called on the DPRK government to take immediate steps to ensure human rights protection. Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana highlighted that there … Continue reading

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Vietnam Should Free Female Human Rights Defenders, End Persecution of Activists

International Women’s Day (IWD) should be a wake-up call for the Vietnamese authorities to halt the repression and abuse of women who speak out for human rights, social justice and progress, international human rights organiztion Civil Rights Defenders said ahead … Continue reading

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Laos Must Not Extradite Thai Activists Seeking Refuge

Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is urging the Lao government to uphold the country’s obligations under international law and protect pro-democracy activists seeking refuge in Laos from the Thai government. Last week, Laos accepted Thailand’s request to capture and return Thai … Continue reading

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