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Myanmar Government Must Ensure Women’s Participation in Peace Talks

Myanmar’s government and ethnic armed groups should ensure that women meaningfully participate in efforts to end the country’s longstanding armed conflicts, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released Thursday. The government should also make women’s rights a priority … Continue reading

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New Report Urges Myanmar Government to Address Displaced Refugees

Three civil society organizations have released a joint report, titled Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement in Burma, underlying the ongoing challenges facing displaced ethnic communities in Myanmar. The report highlights the case of Mon refugees who were repatriated … Continue reading

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Civil Society Launches #Freethe5KH Campaign in Support of Imprisoned Rights Defenders

Civil society has launched a campaign in support of the five Cambodian human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allegations of bribery. The five face charges in regard to providing advice and legitimate … Continue reading

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In Laos, Three Human Rights Activists Held Incommunicado

Three Lao human rights activists have been arrested in March 2016 in circumstances that may constitute enforced disappearances, says Amnesty International. They remain in incommunicado detention since they appeared on national television on May 25th in a report that confirmed … Continue reading

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Chinese Human rights Lawyer Wang Yu Released on Bail Following Confession

On August 1st 2016 a videotaped confession of Chinese human rights defender Wang Yu was circulated on Chinese state media websites in which she states that she has been released on bail. Wang Yu had been in detention since July … Continue reading

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In Vietnam, Attacks on Political Activists, Rights Defenders Must Be Investigated

Three recent attacks on people who have been deliberately knocked off their motorbikes appear to be part of a wider series of attacks against political activists, human rights defenders and their relatives. Amnesty International urges the Vietnamese authorities to immediately … Continue reading

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Call to Release Detained Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia

The Cambodian Government must immediately release five prominent human rights defenders who are currently arbitrarily detained based on trumped-up charges that stem solely from their human rights activities, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and other human … Continue reading

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Murder of Kem Ley Adds Grave Concern For Deteriorating Human Rights in Cambodia

The human rights community worldwide is condemning the murder of Cambodian activist and political analyst Kem Ley in Phnom Penh on July 10th 2016. Kem Ley was a strong advocate of democracy, good governance and human rights in Cambodia, who … Continue reading

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One Year On, China Must Free Rights Lawyers

One year after the Chinese government began a nationwide round-up of more than 300 human rights lawyers, legal assistants and rights activists on July 9th 2015, 24 still remain in detention, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The government has blocked … Continue reading

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Authorities Must Investigate Destruction of Mosques in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities must undertake a prompt, independent, thorough, transparent and impartial investigation into the violent destruction of buildings in a mosque compound in central Myanmar, Amnesty International says. Failure to investigate and hold those suspected to be responsible to account … Continue reading

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