Monthly Archives: July 2017

Seoul and Pyongyang Should Discuss Human Rights Urges UN Special Rapporteur

Human rights should feature high on the talks agenda in South Korea’s proposed initiative to resume military and humanitarian dialogue with the North, a United Nations rights expert says. The Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic … Continue reading

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Myanmar Must Release Journalists, Stop Intimidation

The Myanmar authorities must immediately and unconditionally release three journalists who were arrested in conflict-ridden northern Shan State last month, Amnesty International said ahead of their trial scheduled for Monday. Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung, both reporters for the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Vietnamese Human Rights Defenders Sentenced in Closed Trial

Vietnamese human rights defender and blogger Tran Thi Nga was sentenced to nine years imprisonment followed by an additional 5 years of house arrest. She was charged under Article 88 of the Vietnamese Penal Code for “using the Internet to … Continue reading

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Cambodia Must Drop Charges Against Land Rights Defenders

Cambodian authorities should immediately end the politically motivated prosecution of six land rights activists, including the prominent advocate Tep Vanny, who has been jailed for nearly a year, Human Rights Watch said Friday. Tep Vanny has been detained for 333 … Continue reading

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Chinese Authorities Must End Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders

The Chinese authorities must end their ruthless campaign of detention and torture of human rights lawyers and activists, Amnesty International says. Today marks the second anniversary of the start of an unprecedented crackdown launched under President Xi Jinping during which … Continue reading

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Cambodian Civil Society Condemns Denial of Medical Care to Human Rights Defenders

Cambodian civil society organizations are condemning the discriminatory and arbitrary denial of medical care to three of the five #Freethe5KH detainees at Phnom Penh’s CC1 (Prey Sar) prison facility. Mr. Ny Sokha, Mr. Nay Vanda and Mr. Yi Soksan have … Continue reading

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