Monthly Archives: June 2017

Liu Xiaobo Released On Medical Parole for Late-Stage Cancer Treatment, Should Be Reunited With His Wife

Responding to the news that Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo has developed late-stage liver cancer while in prison and is currently in the hospital receiving treatment, human rights organizations are saying that he never should have been imprisoned … Continue reading

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Death of American Student Shows That North Korea is a ‘’Black Hole’’

The tragic death of Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old American student, shows the true colors of North Korea’s abusive regime, human rights organizations say. Warmbier died Monday afternoon at an Ohio hospital from injuries suffered during 17 months of detention in … Continue reading

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Reunions For Separated Korean Families Must Quickly Resume, Says UN Expert

A United Nation human rights expert on North Korea has backed proposals to resume family reunions for people separated since the 1950-1953 war, stressing that time is running out for many elderly relatives. Thousands of families have been separated since … Continue reading

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Chinese Activists Detained for Researching Shoe Factory Labor Conditions

Three Chinese labor activists who were conducting undercover research investigations into the labor conditions at Huajian shoe factories, which supply to Ivanka Trump’s brand among others, were taken away by the authorities in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province in late May. State … Continue reading

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United Nations Welcomes Orderly Vote in Cambodia, Calls for Reopening Civil Society Space

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia welcomed the orderly conduct of voting in the communal elections held across Cambodia on June 4th, and expressed hope that the smooth and peaceful poll bodes well for the democratic process ahead … Continue reading

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Myanmar Violates Human Rights By Forcing Asylum Seeker Out

Myanmar authorities have put a Turkish asylum seeker, Muhammet Furkan Sökmen, at risk of serious human rights violations by pushing him back via Thailand, Human Rights Watch said Friday. “Myanmar and Thailand flagrantly violated Furkan Sökmen’s human rights by caving … Continue reading

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