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Fighting Terrorism by Supporting Human Rights

Fighting Terrorism by Supporting Human Rights Governments that sponsor or condone violence or discrimination against their own people are more likely to see extremism grow in their country. If left...

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Thailands Lawless Junta Versus Yingluck Shinawatra: Using Courts to Punish Political Opponents

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra failed to show Friday for the verdict in her show trial by the military junta which seized power three years ago. The Supreme Court postponed its...

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FEMALE ACTIVIST SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON

Labour and land rights activist Trần Thị Nga was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on 25 July 2017 for “conducting propaganda” against the state under Article 88 of the...

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Myanmar Military Files Second Lawsuit Against Yangon Editor And Columnist

Myanmar’s military on Friday filed a lawsuit in Yangon against the editor and columnist of an independent newspaper under the country’s Media Law in the first such case in which...

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More Chinese-Owned Banana Plantations to Close in Laos

Lao government orders closing down environmentally destructive Chinese banana farms, first reported in January in Bokeo province, are now in force in six other provinces in the Southeast Asian...

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Chinese Marriage Proposals Become Prostitution Nightmares for Some Lao Girls

Lao high school girls are being lured into China with promises of rich husbands only to find they have been sold to a brothel or forced into street prostitution, RFA’s Lao Service has...

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