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Myanmar’s Lower House Prepares to Discuss Changes to Public Assembly Law

Eighty representatives in Myanmar’s lower house of parliament have registered to discuss controversial proposed amendments to the country’s public assembly law, which rights groups oppose...

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Statement by Spokesperson Heather Nauert on the Conviction of Peaceful Activists in Vietnam

HANOI, February 7, 2018 – The United States is deeply troubled that a Vietnamese court has convicted and sentenced peaceful labor and environmental activist Hoang Duc Binh and Nguyen Nam Phong...

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Vietnam Human Rights Defenders’ Weekly Report September 04-10, 2017: Trial for Human Rights Activist Nguyen Van Oai Re-scheduled on September 18

The People’s Court in Hoang Mai town will hold a trial against former prisoner of conscience Nguyen Van Oai on September 18 after unexpectedly postponed the first hearing scheduled on August...

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Philippines Pokes China With Intent to Drill for Oil in Disputed Sea

TAIPEI — Plans in the Philippines to reopen a tract of the disputed South China Sea for oil and gas exploration are likely to complicate the foreign policy of Manila’s new friend Beijing,...

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China Releases 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Freedom Now Client Liu Xiaobo on Medical Parole

Washington, D.C. - Liu Xiaobo, China’s most prominent dissident and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, has been released on medical parole after he was diagnosed with terminal liver...

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Conflict and Diplomacy on the High Seas

One-third of global maritime traffic. An estimated $5 trillion in annual trade. Six claimant nations. One body of water. And that’s just on the surface. Welcome to the South China Sea, the...

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