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China Must Immediately Free Prominent Women’s Rights Defenders

Human rights organizations continue to call for the immediate and unconditional release of five women’s rights defenders detained in China earlier this month, as their detention is only aimed to disrupt their peaceful human rights activities. The defenders had been … Continue reading

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Growing Religious Intolerance in Myanmar as Guilty Verdict Handed Down in Buddha Bar Case

The conviction and sentencing of two managers and the owner of a bar in Myanmar on Tuesday for displaying an image of the Buddha wearing headphones should be overturned immediately and is a chilling indication of the growing climate of religious … Continue reading

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Violent Crackdown Against Students Continues in Myanmar

A violent crackdown on students in Myanmar continues as students attempting to march from Letpadan to Yangon in protest beaten and seriously injured by riot police and armed groups on March 10th. A number of students were also arrested. They … Continue reading

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Transparency Needed as Two New Suspects Charged Before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Human rights organizations welcome the charges brought against two former Khmer Rouge commanders but say that serious concerns remain over attempts at political interference and lack of transparency in the court proceedings. On March 3rd, the international Co-Investigating Judge of … Continue reading

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Amnesty: Global Outlook On State Of Human Rights Bleak But Solutions Possible

World leaders must act urgently to confront the changing nature of conflict and protect civilians from horrific violence by states and armed groups, urged Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. The group … Continue reading

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Three More Bloggers in Vietnam Sentenced Under Infamous Article 258

Reporters Without Borders is denouncing the jail sentences recently handed down to three Vietnamese bloggers under criminal code article 258, which penalizes “abusing democratic freedoms.” The press freedom organization called the sentences ‘’clearly unjust’’ and stated that they are a … Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders Resumes Much Needed Services in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

As Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) resumes operation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, tens of thousands of people are able to access basic health care and emergency referral from for the first time in over nine months. Following instructions from … Continue reading

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North Korea Lacks Allies While Deplorable Rights Record Is On Display

As officials in Moscow confirm that a North Korean leader plans to visit Russia in May, Human Rights Watch says that Kim Jong-Un and senior members of his government should be held accountable for overseeing grave rights abuses and crimes against humanity. … Continue reading

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New Charges Against Peaceful Protesters in Myanmar

On January 20th, a new charge was brought against six human rights defenders in Myanmar for staging an unauthorized protest in violation of Article 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law. They have been charged with various offenses, … Continue reading

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Laos Must Immediately Act on Human Rights, End Disappearances

The government of Laos should take the opportunity to pledge concrete measures to address its pervasive human rights problems as the United Nations Human Rights Council reviews that country’s record, rights groups say. Laos will appear for the country’s second … Continue reading

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