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South Sudan: Ethnic Killings Spiraling

by Human Rights Watch on April 23, 2014

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Three Finalists for Top Rights Prize

by Human Rights Watch on April 23, 2014

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How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Honduras

by Larry Ladutke on April 23, 2014

Honduran journalists take part in a vigil in memory of over 20 journalists killed in Honduras in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Photo Credit: Orlando Sierra/AFP/GettyImages).

Honduran journalists take part in a vigil in memory of over 20 journalists killed in Honduras in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Photo Credit: Orlando Sierra/AFP/GettyImages).

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Organizers of Tibetan language event forced to cancel contest

by Phayul Latest News on April 22, 2014

Chinese authorities in Muge Norwa town in Zungchu County, Ngaba prefecture, have forced the organizers of a Tibetan language contest to cancel their event saying it had “political implications”,
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Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect

by Human Rights Watch on April 22, 2014

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Bangladesh: Rana Plaza Victims Urgently Need Assistance

by Human Rights Watch on April 22, 2014

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North Korea: Critical Juncture on Eve of Obama Asia Trip

by Human Rights Watch on April 22, 2014

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Louisiana: Repeal ‘Crime Against Nature’ Laws

by Human Rights Watch on April 22, 2014

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Burma: A Tribute to U Win Tin

by Human Rights Watch on April 22, 2014

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URGENT: 528 Men Sentenced to Death in Mass Trial

by Sunjeev Bery on April 22, 2014

Egyptian relatives of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi cry sitting outside the courthouse after the court ordered the execution of 529 Morsi supporters after only two hearings (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images).

Egyptian relatives of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi cry sitting outside the courthouse after the court ordered the execution of 529 Morsi supporters after only two hearings (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images).

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A released prisoner holds his son at the main entrance of the Hoang Tien prison in Viet Nam (Photo Credit: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images).

A released prisoner holds his son at the main entrance of the Hoang Tien prison in Viet Nam (Photo Credit: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images).

In the past couple of weeks, Viet Nam has released 3 prominent prisoners of conscience: Nguyen Continue →

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India: Marginalized Children Denied Education

by Human Rights Watch on April 21, 2014

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China arrests Tibetan monks for funding prayer for Dalai Lama

by Phayul Latest News on April 21, 2014

Chinese authorities have detained a group of Tibetan monks including a senior religious leader in Pashoe in Chamdo Prefecture in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham for contributing money for a long life pr
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Kazakhstan: Newspaper Closing a Blow to Free Speech

by Human Rights Watch on April 21, 2014

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Yemen: Dozens Jailed for Debts

by Human Rights Watch on April 21, 2014

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7 Things Afghanistan’s New President Must Do

by Cristina Finch on April 21, 2014

An Afghan voter shows her inked finger after she cast her ballot at a local polling station (Photo Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images).

An Afghan voter shows her inked finger after she cast her ballot at a local polling station (Photo Credit: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images).

Earlier this month, voters in Afghanistan cast their ballots in what is arguably the most crucial election in Continue →

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The Path to @Amnesty 1 Million

by The Editors on April 21, 2014

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@Amnesty is now 1 million followers strong. Together we’ve changed lives and freed prisoners. As with the Amnesty movement of the past 50 years, we’ve gotten here by individual after individual standing up and shining a light, inspiring others to Continue →

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Sudan: No Justice for Protest Killings

by Human Rights Watch on April 21, 2014

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China has irked India once again by asking it not to include people from Arunachal Pradesh in the annual youth exchange delegation to China next month, leading to protests from India’s Youth Affairs and Sports Mini
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Names for final election of Domed seat out, Lukar withdraws

by Phayul Latest News on April 20, 2014

The Tibetan Election Commission today announced the names of the three candidates for the final bi-election for one seat of Domed in the Tibetan parliament in exil
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Thailand: Prominent Activist Feared ‘Disappeared’

by Human Rights Watch on April 20, 2014

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The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama who returned here after a ten day visit to Japan has expressed his sadness at South Korea's ferry tragedy which so far has 49 confirmed dead and hundreds
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Tibetan arrested for photographing self immolation protest

by Phayul Latest News on April 18, 2014

A relative of the latest Tibetan who died following a self immolation protest in Tibet’s Tawu region on April 15 has been arrested for taking pictures of the self immolator and sending it out, Lobsang Jinpa, a Tibe
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Tribute to Osman Hummaida, Sudanese Human Rights Defender

by Human Rights Watch on April 18, 2014

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Zimbabwe: Where Freedom Isn’t Free

by Guest Writer on April 18, 2014

Activists, such as Jenni Williams of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) can be imprisoned in Zimbabwe for peaceful demonstrations (Photo Credit: Amnesty International).

Activists, such as Jenni Williams of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) can be imprisoned in Zimbabwe for peaceful demonstrations (Photo Credit: Amnesty International).

By Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International Zimbabwe Researcher

On Friday, April 18, 2014, Zimbabwe commemorates 34 years of independence. Continue →

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42 Years of Injustice: When Will Louisiana Wake Up?

by Jasmine Heiss on April 18, 2014

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Right now, a man named Albert Woodfox is sitting in a concrete and steel cage in a prison near the northernmost edge of the State of Louisiana. His cell is barely the size of a parking space, and he leaves Continue →

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Exile Tibetans pray for Tibetan self immolators

by Phayul Latest News on April 17, 2014

Hundreds of Tibetans and supporters today attended an official prayer service organized by the Tibetan government in exile here at Tsuglakhang, the main temple in Mcleod Ga
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Conference on CTA’s international efforts concludes

by Phayul Latest News on April 17, 2014

Commending the works of former officials of Tibetan government, he said, “We now have many young members serving the administration, and if we compare them with the CTA staff in our initial days, may be the present generatio
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Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown

by Human Rights Watch on April 17, 2014

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Algeria: Violent Election-Eve Crackdown

by Human Rights Watch on April 17, 2014

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Saudi Arabia: Free Prominent Rights Activist

by Human Rights Watch on April 17, 2014

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Abbot among five Tibetans arrested

by Phayul Latest News on April 16, 2014

Chinese police in the Tibet Autonomous Region have arrested the abbot of Boyak monastery in Menda town in Chamdo. Khenpo Khedup was arrested on his way to attend a meeting of the Tibet Autonomous Region’s Bu
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Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill

by Human Rights Watch on April 16, 2014

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A Tribute to Karpal Singh

by Human Rights Watch on April 16, 2014

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How Much Do You Know About Turkey’s “Twitter Trial”?

by Howard Eissenstat on April 16, 2014

Turkey on March 27,2014 banned video-sharing website YouTube, a week after blocking access to Twitter (Photo Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images).

Turkey on March 27,2014 banned video-sharing website YouTube, a week after blocking access to Twitter (Photo Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images).

In Turkey, 29 men and women are about to go on trial for Twitter messages they sent during the Gezi Continue →

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The Tibetan Prime Minister (Sikyong) Dr. Lobsang Sangay today launched the official website of Tibet Policy Institute, and a book in Tibetan language titled ‘Current leaders in Tibet’ here at Gangchen Kyish
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China scraps human rights talk with UK

by Phayul Latest News on April 15, 2014

"The UK should stop making irresponsible comments and using human rights issues to interfere in China's internal affairs, to create the conditions for the human rights dialog
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China: Exams Accessible to the Blind a Breakthrough

by Human Rights Watch on April 15, 2014

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Nigeria: Escalating Communal Violence

by Human Rights Watch on April 15, 2014

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Tibetan immolates self in Tawu

by Phayul Latest News on April 14, 2014

A Tibetan man today set himself on fire to protest against China’s occupation of Tibet, said Tawu Lobsang Jinpa, a Tibetan living in exile with close
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