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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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Cambodia’s Prey Sar Prison Like Being ‘in Hell,’ Former Inmate Says

Confinement in Cambodia’s notorious Prey Sar prison is like “being in hell,” with widespread drug use common and prisoners subject to overcrowding and beatings, a former prisoner...

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Sam Rainsy Steps Down as Cambodia National Rescue Party Leader

In an effort to preserve a cohesive political opposition, Sam Rainsy stepped down as president of Cambodia’s major opposition party this weekend. The move comes as Prime Minister Hun Sen and...

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