Daily Digest | Victims of Communism

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

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February 22nd, 2017

CHINA Time to Forthrightly Face China’s Human Rights Abuses Nyima Lhamo, NYDAILYNEWS.COM  A week before the UN Human Rights Council opens its 2017 session, with China starting a new three-year term, I will be there to provide a dissenting voice: a rare moment of truth about the tribulations of the people of Tibet. China has […]

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February 21st, 2017

CAMBODIA Cambodian Political Analyst Arrested For Defaming Prime Minister RADIO FREE ASIA  Prominent Cambodian political analyst and social commentator Kim Sok was arrested on Friday and charged with inciting social chaos and defaming Prime Minister Hun Sen during a radio interview with RFA’s Khmer Service last week. Hundreds of supporters protested in front of the […]

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February 17th, 2017

CHINA China Says it Has Stopped Harvesting Organs, but Evidence Belies Its Claim Wendy Rogers, THE HUFFINGTON POST The Chinese government has claimed the country no longer harvests organs from prisoners. But recent revelations about two leading Chinese researchers indicate this may not be true. In 2005, China publicly stated what many already believed: that […]

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February 16th, 2017

CHINA Report: Human Rights Lawyers in China Beaten, Arrested Nomaan Merchant, WASHINGTON POST Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China’s communist government have increasingly themselves become subject to political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression, according to a report released Thursday. The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a coalition […]

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February 15th, 2017

CHINA China’s Provincial Official Sentenced to 15 Years for Graft THE INDIAN EXPRESS A former provincial Communist Party leader in China was on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption, the latest senior official to be jailed under the anti-graft drive launched by Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Zhou Benshun, former Party chief of […]

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February 14th, 2017

CHINA Foreign Passports Offer Little Protection for China’s Elite Ben Bland, FINANCIAL TIMES Like many wealthy Chinese businesspeople seeking an insurance policy against their capricious if often profitable political system, Xiao Jianhua acquired foreign citizenship. But if the billionaire investor thought that having Canadian citizenship and a diplomatic passport from Antigua and Barbuda would protect […]

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February 13th, 2017

CAMBODIA Top Opposition Leader in Cambodia Resigns as Election Nears Julia Wallace, THE NEW YORK TIMES The embattled leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party abruptly quit on Saturday in the face of increasing government pressure, ceding a political stage he had occupied for more than two decades. As the head of three liberal-leaning political parties […]

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February 10th, 2017

CHINA Backing Away from a Fight, Trump to Honor One-China Policy Simon Denyer and Philip Rucker, THE WASHINGTON POST President Trump just backed down from what could have been a serious fight with China. On Thursday evening in Washington, he appeared to shy away from confrontation with Beijing by agreeing to honor the one-China policy, […]

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February 9th, 2017

CHINA Call Me, Maybe? Trump Reaches Out to China’s President in a Letter Simon Denyer, THE WASHINGTON POST The White House has issued a statement saying President Trump “provided a letter” to Xi Jinping on Wednesday, thanking the Chinese leader for a congratulatory note he had sent on the US president’s inauguration. The letter wishing […]

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February 8th, 2017

CHINA A Top Chinese Judge Is Calling Trump a “Bully” and Schooling Him on What the Law Is About Charlie Campbell, TIME The US president is an “enemy of the rule of law,” according to a top Chinese judge, reacting to Trump’s verbal attacks on an American judge who blocked his controversial travel ban last […]

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