Daily Digest | Victims of Communism - Part 2

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November 27th, 2017

CAMBODIA Hun Sen Launches Attack On Cambodian Centre For Human Rights Liam Cochrane, ABC News Australia Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen—who was installed into power by Vietnam and survives largely due to Chinese funding—has continued his anti-foreigner attacks, this time targeting a major human rights organisation. Sen says the CCHR should be shut down ASEAN […]

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November 2nd, 2017

BELARUS Belarusian Opposition Leader Sentenced To Ten Days In Jail RFE/RL A court in Belarus has sent opposition leader Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu to jail for 10 days after ruling that he made calls for an illegal public gathering. The Lenin District Court in Minsk ruled on November 1 that Nyaklyaeu’s words in an interview with BelSAT […]

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November 1st, 2017

ALBANIA Albania: The Country Searching For Hundreds Of Mass Graves Andrew Hosken and Albana Kasapi, BBC A generation after the fall of its communist dictatorship, Albania is starting to uncover evidence of thousands of people executed by the former regime. More than 30 years after his death, the country is beginning to come to terms […]

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October 31st, 2017

BELARUS Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Detained For Sixth Time In 2017 RFE/RL Prominent Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been detained in Minsk, his wife says. Maryna Adamovich told RFE/RL that her husband was on his way home in Minsk late on October 30th. She said the authorities had not told […]

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October 30th, 2017

CAMBODIA Boris Johnson To Face Calls To Tackle Cambodia Over Human Rights Crisis Nicola Smith, The Daily Telegraph Boris Johnson is to face calls to slap targeted sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation amid its worst human rights crisis in two years. Mu Sochua, 63, deputy leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), […]

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October 27th, 2017

CHINA China Releases Women’s Rights Activist Who Supported Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement RFA Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have released women’s rights activist Su Changlan, who once supported Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and campaigned for the land rights of rural women. “Su Changlan has been released, and she is here with us,” […]

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October 26th, 2017

CAMBODIA Cambodia’s King Sihamoni OKs Divisive Laws to Reallocate Opposition Parliamentary Seats RFA Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni has approved a set of controversial amendments to the country’s electoral law, paving the way for the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the reallocation of its parliamentary seats to government-aligned parties. The king […]

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October 25th, 2017

CAMBODIA US Senator Threatens Cambodian Officials With Travel Ban Unless Opposition Leader is Freed RFA Senator Ted Cruz has threatened to ban Cambodian officials from traveling to America if Cambodia’s government does not release opposition chief Kem Sokha from pre-trial detention ahead of a voter registration deadline for the country’s July 2018 general elections. “This […]

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October 24th, 2017

BELARUS Human Rights Activist Searched, Questioned At Belarus Border Belsat.eu Anisiya Kazlyuk, a volunteer for the human rights center Viasna, was detained by Belarusian border guards on October 22 after participating in the human rights forum in Vilnius. She was kept at the border crossing for several hours. The guards carefully inspected Kazlyuk’s personal belongings. […]

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October 23rd, 2017

CHINA China’s Elite Echo Language Of Mao To Sing The Praises Of Their “Leader And Helmsman” Nectar Gan, South China Morning Post Chinese politicians gathering in Beijing for the Communist Party congress are mincing no words in their praise of President Xi Jinping, heaping unofficial titles that hark back to the Mao Zedong era on […]

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