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Chinese Blogger Attacked

In China this week, unidentified men attacked dissident blogger and human rights activist Hu Jia as he was returning to his Beijing home on Wednesday. Hu believes the attack was prompted by the “Return to Tiananmen Square” online campaign that … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Report Should Echo Demands for Universal Suffrage and Democracy

After returning to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, the rights to peaceful assembly, association, and expression have mostly been respected in Hong Kong. But in recent years Hong Kong activists and non-governmental organizations have expressed alarm over the increasing number of … Continue reading

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Burmese “Information Hero” Released, Other Journalists Remain Detained

A Burmese reporter who was sentenced to a year in prison in the northern city of Magway on April 7th on charges of trespassing on government property and disturbing a civil servant, was released on July 4th after a Magway … Continue reading

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Cambodia Makes No Apologies for Rights Record at UN Review

Cambodia has brushed aside calls at the UN Human Rights Council to reverse its crackdown on human rights and reform its abusive policies and practices. Many recommendations had called on Cambodia to reform the electoral system, ensure the rights to peaceful … Continue reading

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Ilham Tohti’s Lawyer: Human Rights Defender Deprived of Food for Ten Days

Human rights defender Ilham Tohti, who has been in custody for over five months, was finally permitted to see his lawyer Li Fangping on June 26th 2014. Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uyghur, was taken from his home in Beijing in … Continue reading

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UN Special Rapporteur Expresses Sadness over Shrinking Democratic Space in Cambodia, Urges Future Reforms

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya Subedi, ended his 11th fact-finding mission to Cambodia this week. Subedi noted progress in some human rights areas yet expressed sadness at seeing the democratic space in … Continue reading

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Three Tibetan Political Prisoners Released

Tibetan singer Gaybay, who was arrested in May after a concert, has been released from jail after his family paid a deposit to the Chinese authorities, according to London-based human rights organization Free Tibet. Gaybay took part in a concert … Continue reading

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Prominent Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Formally Charged

On June 13th 2014, Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was formally arrested and charged with “creating a disturbance” and “illegally obtaining personal information.” The human rights defender was detained on May 5th 2014 as part of a crackdown on … Continue reading

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World Day Brings Focus to Abuses Against Child Workers

On the occasion of World Day Against Child Labor, the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) released a two-part digital photo essay series highlighting links between child labor and issues such as poverty, school dropout … Continue reading

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No Rights Improvements in Laos

The government of Laos has failed to address the country’s systemic human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in a critique of Lao’s human rights record submitted to the United Nations. The rights organization says that Laos must urgently … Continue reading

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