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Cambodia Must Protect Montagnards Refugees

The Cambodian government should not carry out its threats to imminently return a group of ethnic Montagnards to Vietnam, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says they are refugees with a well-founded fear … Continue reading

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UN says Detention of Government Critics in Laos is Arbitrary, Urges Their Release

A United Nations (UN) body has demanded that Lao authorities immediately and unconditionally release three government critics who were recently sentenced to lengthy prison terms. In its opinion, the UN recalled that the Lao government had a track record of … Continue reading

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Chinese Government Must End Legalized Practice of Disappearance

To mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30th, rights groups are calling on the Chinese government to end the legalized practice of involuntary or enforced disappearance of human rights defenders and their family members … Continue reading

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Cambodia Broadens Crackdown on Criticism

The Cambodian government must end its escalating campaign of politically-motivated harassment, intimidation and legal action against the media, nongovernmental groups and human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch says. The organization warned that the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen is … Continue reading

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Myanmar Must Act on the Rakhine Commission’s Recommendations

Myanmar must act on the Rakhine Commission’s recommendations put forth in their final report issued Thursday by the Kofi Annan-led Commission which recommends urgent and sustained action on a number of fronts to prevent violence, maintain peace, foster reconciliation and offer … Continue reading

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Tibetan Political Prisoner Released After 10 Years

A Tibetan monk, Adruk Lopoe, was released Monday August 21st, after spending 10 years in prison. According to human rights organizations Free Tibet and Tibet Watch, Adruk Lopoe was freed from Mianyang Prison in Sichuan Province at around 11:00 pm. … Continue reading

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Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Missing

Chinese human rights defender Gao Zhisheng was reported missing by his brother on August 13th. Gao Zhisheng has been kept under close surveillance by Yulin authorities following his release from detention on August 8th 2014. Gao Zhisheng is a human … Continue reading

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Imprisoned Chinese Writer Should Be Granted Medical Parole for Brain Tumor

Chinese authorities should immediately release imprisoned journalist Yang Tongyan from prison and allow him to seek medical care wherever he chooses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. Relatives of Chinese writer Yang Tongyan, also known as Yang Tianshui, who … Continue reading

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China Must Protect Detained North Koreans Who Face Risk of Prison, Torture and Forced Labor

China should not deport 15 North Koreans held in Chinese detention back to North Korea, but should either grant them asylum or allow them to safely go to a third country, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. North Koreans who are … Continue reading

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Lao Authorities Must Immediately Investigate Abduction of Thai Activist

The Lao authorities should urgently investigate the abduction of an exiled Thai activist Wuthipong Kachathamakul, also known as Ko Tee, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Eyewitnesses stated that a group of unknown armed assailants abducted him in Vientiane on July … Continue reading

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