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US State Department chides Southeast Asia in religious freedom report

From “disproportionate” restrictions on minority religious groups in Laos to unfair targeting of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the US is highly critical of religious freedom in Southeast...

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Lao Authorities on the Lookout for Facebook Friends

Authorities are looking for Facebook “friends” and other connections to three Lao citizens arrested in March for criticizing their government and ruling party via the popular social media...

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Witness Accounts of Arrest of Kem Leys Accused Murderer Raise Questions About Official Story

Several Cambodian eyewitnesses to the chase and apprehension of the man accused of killing popular political analyst Kem Ley inside a convenience store earlier this month describe the suspect as...

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Thai Authorities Arrest And Deport Thousands of Myanmar Workers

Thai authorities have arrested and deported up to 10,000 Myanmar nationals working in the country as part of a crackdown on illegal immigrants during the last 10 days, an official from a Myanmar...

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Three government critics arbitrarily arrested, detained incommunicado

(Paris) Lao authorities must immediately and unconditionally release three individuals who have been arbitrarily arrested and detained incommunicado for criticizing the government, FIDH and its...

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Disappearance Casts a Pall Over Laos as ASEAN Conference Looms

  Sombath Somphone’s shadow continues to hang over Laos, with the rural development expert’s disappearance in 2012 still haunting the country as it prepares to host the annual...

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