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Groups Warn of Minority Exclusion and Disenfranchisement in Upcoming Myanmar Elections

Eleven Rohingya organizations in Europe have strongly denounced the undemocratic actions of the Myanmar Election Commission against Rohingya parliamentary candidates under the government’s ‘’policy of exclusion’’ of the Rohingya, debarring them from contesting in the upcoming election scheduled for November … Continue reading

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China Punishes Reporter For Share Price Fall

Reporters Without Borders condemns Chinese business reporter Wang Xiaolu’s arrest over an article that is alleged to have precipitated a fall in share prices at the end of July. Wang Xiaolu, who works for the independent business magazine Caijing, was … Continue reading

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Burmese Authorities Target Land Rights Activists

Recent arrests by Burmese authorities are targeting those who are assisting farmers fighting land grabs. The recent arbitrary arrest of a prominent land rights advocate in Karen State exemplifies the government’s persecution of vocal opponents of land grabs by officials … Continue reading

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Human Rights Safeguards Needed in Trade Agreement With Vietnam

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) warn the EU-Vietnam Free Trade and Investment Agreement (FTA) would be concluded in flagrant violation of EU law if it is finalized without conducting a human rights … Continue reading

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US Diplomat Visits Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Thich Quang Do

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor visited prominent dissident and Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam Thich Quang Do at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday August … Continue reading

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In China, 26 Lawyers and Activists Still Missing or Held by Police in Recent Crackdown

More than 200 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on July 9th. On Wednesday, Amnesty International released a comprehensive list of the lawyers and activists detained or questioned by police … Continue reading

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China Must Release Six Activists on Trial in Cases Rife with Abuse

Chinese Human Rights Defenders , a coalition of Chinese and international human rights organizations, is calling on Chinese authorities to immediately release six human rights defenders facing imminent trial and drop all trumped-up charges against them. Four activists — Guangdong-based Tang Jingling, Wang Qingying, … Continue reading

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Senior Tibetan Monk Dies in Chinese Prison, Thousands Protest

Tibetan monk and political prisoner Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died Sunday July 12th in a Chinese prison. The circumstances around his death are unknown, Chinese authorities have refused to release his body to family members and thousands have gathered to protest. … Continue reading

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Hundreds Protest in Cambodia as National Assembly Debates Restrictive Law

More than 500 monks, farmers, land rights activists, unionists, workers, youth, students and NGO staff gathered in Phnom Penh to protest the proposed draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO) and the draft Trade Union Law Monday morning. The group … Continue reading

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Health of Chinese Journalist Gao Yu Further Deteriorates in Prison

The health of human rights defender and journalist Gao Yu continues to deteriorate in prison and rights groups say the Chinese government should ensure that Gao Yu  receives necessary medical care. The 71-year-old outspoken journalist and prominent advocate of press … Continue reading

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