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Two Year Jail Sentences for Media Workers in Myanmar

Five media workers have been sentenced to two years in prison in Myanmar over the publication of a news story. Rights groups say they are prisoners of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and that … Continue reading

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Documentary Follows Victims of Khmer Rouge

As the second trial of Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea reopened Friday, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) released a documentary which tells the story of three Cambodian women living in France who travel to Phnom Penh on August … Continue reading

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Cambodian Investigative Journalist Victim Of “Cold Blooded Murder”

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead Sunday in Cambodia while investigating the illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie along with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. Rights organizations are appalled by the act and calling … Continue reading

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The World Bank Group Must Tackle Rights Abuses When Engaging With Myanmar

The World Bank Group (WBG) should act to overcome Myanmar’s major human rights problems in its new strategy for the country, Human Rights Watch said Monday. In a submission to the bank, the organization highlights key issues including rights violations … Continue reading

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Police Fail To Protect Women and Girls In Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong’s police failed in their duty to protect hundreds of peaceful pro-democracy protesters from attacks by counter demonstrators on Friday evening, Amnesty International said Friday. Women and girls were among those targeted as counter-demonstrators clashed with pro-democracy protesters in … Continue reading

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On Anniversary Of China’s One Child Policy, Calls To Abolish Cruel Practice

Thursday marks the 34th anniversary of China’s one child policy. On the occasion, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) has released an Open Letter to President Xi Jinping condemning the coercive population control measure. The US-based rights organization says that the … Continue reading

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Octogenarian Writer Arrested in China for “Picking Quarrels and Provoking Trouble”

Reporters Without Borders is demanding the immediate release of 81-year-old Chinese dissident writer Tie Liu whose home was raided on Saturday. He and his assistant Huang Jing were into custody. Tie, whose real name is Huang Zerong, was charged with … Continue reading

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Civil Society Organizations Slam Arbitrary Detention of Human Rights Researchers in Cambodia

Civil Society Organizations in Cambodia are slamming the decision by Cambodian authorities to detain two employees of a non-profit organization without just cause. On Tuesday, September 9th, Cambodian authorities detained Equitable Cambodia (EC) employees Meg Fukuzawa and Lida Sok who … Continue reading

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Another Chinese Activist Sentenced During Crackdown

Chinese activist Zhang Lin is now the 14th person known to be imprisoned in the crackdown on peaceful assembly, association and expression, which began in earnest in March 2013. Zhang’s three-and-a-half-year prison sentence was announced by the Bengshan District People’s … Continue reading

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Anger Over Dalai Lama’s Visa Denial

South Africa refused the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, a visa to visit Cape Town. The Dalai Lama was invited to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates along with his fellow Nobel Laureates. South Africa has previously refused … Continue reading

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