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February 20th, 2018

BELARUS Prosecutor Seeks Four-Year Prison Sentence For Belarusian Activist RFE/RL The state prosecutor has asked a Belarusian court to sentence an activist who took part in protests against a law obliging the unemployed to pay taxes on “social parasites” to four years in prison. Svyataslau Baranovich, who was charged with attacking a police officer, pleaded […]

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February 16th, 2018

CAMBODIA Cambodian Opposition Party Members Face Charges For Political Activities Abroad RFA A Cambodian court is taking legal action against five top former opposition party lawmakers and officials for continuing to conduct political activities outside the country even though their party has been dissolved by the government. The Ministry of Interior filed a lawsuit with […]

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February 15th, 2018

CAMBODIA Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End To Persecution Of Former Commune Chief RFA Several former opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have asked the United Nations human rights agency and other international organizations to stop a ruling party lawmaker from politically persecuting a former commune chief in the northwestern town of Battambang. The 13 politicians sent […]

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December 11th, 2017

CHINA China Expands Recall of Passports to Uyghurs Outside of Xinjiang RFA Authorities in China have expanded a recall of passports from Uyghurs residing within the northwest region of Xinjiang to include members of the ethnic groups throughout the country, according to sources. Since October 2016, the Public Security Bureau (PSB) in Xinjiang has issued […]

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December 8th, 2017

CAMBODIA Cambodia Calls On US To Reconsider Visa Restrictions, Despite Ongoing Crackdown RFA Cambodia’s government on Thursday urged the U.S. to reconsider visa restrictions announced in response to an ongoing crackdown against the political opposition and freedom of expression, but maintained that the move would not influence the internal affairs of the nation. On Wednesday, […]

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December 7th, 2017

BELARUS Belarusian Centenarian Recounts Repression Under Stalin Tony Wesolowsky, RFE/RL A year after her father was found shot dead along with his two brothers, the Soviet authorities came for Yauheniya Arlouskaya. Arlouskaya was charged with espionage, a charge — and word — she didn’t understand as a 21-year-old living in Soviet Belarus in 1938. She […]

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December 6th, 2017

CHINA Human Rights Lawyers in China Defend Hundreds of Falun Gong Practitioners This Year Frank Fang, Epoch Times China’s human rights lawyers, despite suppression, are continuing to take on the toughest cases, defending Falun Gong practitioners. According to the latest statistics from Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that tracks the persecution of Falun Gong in China, […]

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December 5th, 2017

AUSTRALIA Communist Party-linked group holds event at Hobart’s Parliament House, Tasmanian politicians attend Rhiana Whitson, ABC News (Australia) A Chinese Communist Party-linked group’s event held at Tasmania’s Parliament House was designed to influence politicians to support Beijing’s push for “unification” with the independent Taiwan, according to an expert on Chinese studies. The Reception Room at […]

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December 4th, 2017

CHINA China’s Confucius Peace Prize Courts Yet More Controversy Nikkei Asian Review Since its inception in 2010, the Confucius Peace Prize has never been far from controversy. This year, it would appear, will be no different for the supposed Chinese alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize. Having been awarded to a succession of authoritarian political […]

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December 1st, 2017

CHINA Jack Ma Has Some Thoughts On China’s “Clean” Communism And The US’s Divided Politics Josh Horwitz, Quartz Media Jack Ma is one of China’s most outspoken entrepreneurs. Yesterday, at a conference in Zhejiang province, he turned his attention to politics (link in Chinese). And amid illustrious praise for the Communist Party, he took a […]

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