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China Must Release Taiwanese Democracy Activist

Longtime Taiwanese democracy activist Li Ming-Che should be immediately released by Chinese authorities, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Li Ming-Che, 42, has been detained for a month on suspicion of endangering China’s national security. Chinese national security laws allow the … Continue reading

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China Leads World in Executions, Lacks Transparency

China executed more than all other countries in the world put together, Amnesty International said in its 2016 global review of the death penalty published Tuesday. China’s horrifying use of the death penalty remains one of the country’s deadly secrets, … Continue reading

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Human Rights Lawyer Victim of Death Threats in Myanmar

Human rights lawyer Robert Sann Aung has been receiving death threats and insulting messages since the assassination of another prominent lawyer in Myanmar. The authorities must take immediate steps to ensure Robert Sann Aung’s safety, investigate the threats and to … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom on Attack in China as Tibetan Buddhists Face Demolitions, Expulsions

Chinese authorities’ strategy of demolitions, expulsions, threats and restrictions on religious practice is clear-cut evidence of an attack on religious freedom as a major Tibetan Buddhist institution faces further demolitions. Chinese officials announced on March 12th 2017, that 3,225 homes at … Continue reading

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Civil Society Demands Independent Investigation into Murder of Cambodian Activist

  In Cambodia on Thursday, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today convicted Oeuth Ang – otherwise known as ‘Chuob Samlab’ – of the premeditated murder of prominent political analyst Dr. Kem Ley as well as illegal possession of a weapon … Continue reading

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No ”Quick Fixes” for Human Rights Situation in North Korea, Say UN Experts

At an interactive dialogue on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), United Nations independent human rights experts called on the DPRK government to take immediate steps to ensure human rights protection. Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana highlighted that there … Continue reading

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Vietnam Should Free Female Human Rights Defenders, End Persecution of Activists

International Women’s Day (IWD) should be a wake-up call for the Vietnamese authorities to halt the repression and abuse of women who speak out for human rights, social justice and progress, international human rights organiztion Civil Rights Defenders said ahead … Continue reading

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Laos Must Not Extradite Thai Activists Seeking Refuge

Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is urging the Lao government to uphold the country’s obligations under international law and protect pro-democracy activists seeking refuge in Laos from the Thai government. Last week, Laos accepted Thailand’s request to capture and return Thai … Continue reading

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Student Leader Convicted for Facebook Post Released in Cambodia

Cambodian student political prisoner Kong Raya was released from CC1 prison on Wednesday after serving his full 18 month prison sentence for “incitement to commit a felony” under Articles 494 and 495 of Cambodia’s criminal code. The 25-year-old former President … Continue reading

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Vietnam Joins Ranks of World’s Worst Executioners

Vietnam executed a total of 429 prisoners between August 2013 and June 2016 according to a report published by the Ministry of Public Security in Vietnam. With this figure, Vietnam now ranks fifth on a list of the world’s worst … Continue reading

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