Monthly Archives: May 2017

Crackdown in Vietnam Continues

Vietnam must end the ongoing crackdown on dissidents, repeal its repressive laws and immediately release all political prisoners, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) said Monday. FIDH and VCHR’s call followed … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Activist Finalist for International Human Rights Award

  After spending four years in prison for publicizing grave human rights violations in Vietnam, blogger Pham Thanh Nghien has been named as one of five finalists for the 2017 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. … Continue reading

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Police DNA Database Threatens Privacy in China

In China, police are collecting DNA from individuals for a nationally searchable database without oversight, transparency or privacy protections, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Evidence suggests that the regional government in Xinjiang, an ethnic minority region with a history of … Continue reading

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Police Threaten and Harass Buddhist and Youth Activists in Vietnam

Members of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) and its affiliated Buddhist Youth Movement were subjected to threats, harassments and police interrogations as they organized celebrations of Vesak Day (Birth of Buddha) in the ancient capital of Hue, central … Continue reading

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Cambodian Workers Rally for Rights on International Labor Day

In Cambodia,  a group of over 1500 trade unionists, workers, farmers, tuk tuk drivers and youth rallied in central Phnom Penh to celebrate International Labor Day and call for respect for workers’ rights, freedom of association, freedom of expression and … Continue reading

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