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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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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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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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