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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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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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A Tribute to Karpal Singh

by Human Rights Watch on April 16, 2014

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Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill

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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Kazakhstan: Sweeping Emergency Rules Violate Rights

by Human Rights Watch on April 14, 2014

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UN Security Council: Support Justice for Syria

by Human Rights Watch on April 14, 2014

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Reshuffle in Offices of Tibet, Japan and Australia

by Phayul Latest News on April 13, 2014

The Kashag has announced that Mr. Sonam Norbu Dagpo, currently serving as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Office of Tibet, Australia, will be the Secretary, International Relations, at the Department of Information
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More than 50 school children from 25 different schools from the Himalayan regions gathered for a conference on ‘Student Leadership and Personal Development’, at the Songtsen Library, Dehradun, on
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Libya: Fair Trial Concerns for Ex-Officials

by Human Rights Watch on April 13, 2014

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China denies visa for Thai activist supportive of Dalai Lama

by Phayul Latest News on April 13, 2014

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok has denied visa to a prominent Thai activist to visit his ancestral home in China, reportedly for his links with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai
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Greece: Strengthen Anti-Racism Bill

by Human Rights Watch on April 12, 2014

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Saudi Arabia: Move on School Sports for Girls

by Human Rights Watch on April 11, 2014

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When Does Targeting Monuments Become a Human Rights Abuse?

by Simon Maghakyan on April 11, 2014

An Azerbaijani truck dumping pieces of destroyed Djulfa khachkars into the River Araxes in December 2005 (Photo Credit: Archbishop Nshan Topouzian).

An Azerbaijani truck dumping pieces of destroyed Djulfa khachkars into the River Araxes (Photo Credit: Archbishop Nshan Topouzian).

Turkey’s YouTube blackout may not be as chilling as the leaked tape that prompted the ban of the video-sharing website. In the Continue →

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The UN Human Rights Committee has urged Nepal to register Tibetans and allow those with valid refugee claim access to Nepali territory. The request comes as UN Human Rights Committee reviewed Nepal’s second repo
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Kosovo: Approve Special Court for Serious Abuses

by Human Rights Watch on April 10, 2014

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Kenya: Halt Crackdown on Somalis

by Human Rights Watch on April 10, 2014

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Pakistan: Revise Repressive Anti-Terrorism Law

by Human Rights Watch on April 10, 2014

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China: Drop Charges Against Civic Activists

by Human Rights Watch on April 10, 2014

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Women from the house of sharing at the ‘Wednesday Demo’ outside Japanese Embassy, Seoul (Photo Credit: Amnesty International).

By Alice Dahle, Amnesty USA’s Women’s Human Rights Coordination Group

Before and during World War II, as the Japanese Imperial Army occupied countries Continue →

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The two Tibetans, Tseko and an unidentified man, were arrested for sharing pictures and political information on Tibet through their cellphones, said Tharpa. “The two had been taken to Sog County but it is not known where
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US: Florida Arbitrarily Prosecuting Children as Adults

by Human Rights Watch on April 9, 2014

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Ukraine: New Law Violates Judicial Independence

by Human Rights Watch on April 9, 2014

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Cambodia: Drop ‘Treacherous Plotting’ Case

by Human Rights Watch on April 9, 2014

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Maryland has become a model for directing the cost savings from repeal to taking care of murder victims’ family members (Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images).

Maryland has become a model for directing the cost savings from repeal to taking care of murder victims’ family members (Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images).

By Andrea Hall, Mid Atlantic Regional Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator

Our victory Continue →

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US: Hope for Sexual Assault Survivors in DC

by Human Rights Watch on April 9, 2014

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Tibetan youth arrested for solo protest in Dege

by Phayul Latest News on April 9, 2014

A Tibetan youth was arrested by Chinese authorities in Mani Ghego town in Dege County in traditional Tibetan province of Kham after a solitary protest on April 8, a videoclip of which is being circulated on the
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Chinese authorities in Matoe County in Qinghai province have ordered a local Tibetan clinic to remove Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels from its compound, the US funded Radio Free Asia repor
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Russia: Constitutional Court Upholds ‘Foreign Agents’ Law

by Human Rights Watch on April 8, 2014

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Snowden Claims NSA Spied on Rights Groups

by Human Rights Watch on April 8, 2014

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