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Human Rights Group Prevented by Police and Anti-Communist Mob From Commemorating 1965 Massacre in Indonesia

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:35:26 +0000

"The complete inaction of the police to stop this violence, contributes to the erosion of democracy and violations of the rights to freedom of expression and assembly in Indonesia."

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Sentenced to One Year in Prison for ‘Inciting Protest,’ a Moroccan Journalist Goes on Hunger Strike

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:40:27 +0000

Several journalists have been arrested by Moroccan authorities over their coverage of the unrest in the Rif region.

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The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:40:19 +0000

The latest conflict in Ethiopia killed at least dozens of people and displaced thousands. The cause of the violence again was scarce water and land resources.

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Thousands of Indians Take to Streets Seeking Justice for Murdered Journalist Gauri Lankesh

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:32:56 +0000

"There has rarely been a period of such constructed, deliberate terror and hatred. We are up against the largest machine of hate."

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What's the Value of Human Rights? According to the Philippines House of Representatives, $20.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:15:56 +0000

The lower house voted to slash the Commission on Human Rights' budget to just 1,000 pesos, accusing the body of protecting "criminals" over victims in the country's war on drugs.

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Teen Killings Show How Vulnerable Communities Suffer the Brunt of the Philippine Government's ‘War on Drugs’

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:29:16 +0000

"This could happen to anyone as Duterte continually encourages the police to kill without due process, plant evidence, and cover up in the course of his bloody 'war on drugs'."

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Twitter Tells Kashmiri Journalists and Activists That They Will Be Censored at Indian Government's Request

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:58:42 +0000

"It is an attempt at intimidating those who post the truth that will never be shown by Indian media."

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Journalist Faces Defamation Probe for Comparing Indonesia’s Treatment of West Papua with Myanmar's Rohingya

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:59:13 +0000

Dandhy posted his comments on Facebook following a rally condemning the Myanmar government for its treatment of Rohingya refugees.

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Singaporeans Face Police Investigation After Holding Candlelight Vigil for Executed Migrant Worker

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:34:19 +0000

When a nonviolent vigil for a man about to be hanged is deemed 'illegal assembly' worthy of a police investigation, it's time to rethink public order and freedom of assembly.

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The Stories Behind DACA, the Now-Ended Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the US

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:46:26 +0000

"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."

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At Twitter's Tokyo Office, Protesters Stomp on Hateful Tweets

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:22:48 +0000

About one hundred demonstrators gathered outside Twitter Japan's Tokyo headquarters to demand that the company do more to rein in harassment and hate speech on its network.

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Muslims in the Former Soviet Union Rally Behind Myanmar's Besieged Rohingya

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:50:38 +0000

"They are experiencing what we cannot even imagine! #Rohingyawearewithyou"

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Cambodia Daily Closes Down After Government Threatened It with Hefty Tax Bill

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 17:48:56 +0000

"Cambodia lost a significant aspect of its media diversity. It lost a training ground for a generation of Khmer journalists. It lost a beacon of free speech."

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The King's ‘Throne Day’ Speech Leaves Many in Morocco Unimpressed

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:28:44 +0000

"The King is very much concerned about his image. Nothing is left to coincidence, everything is calculated."

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Scenes From the Bangladesh-Myanmar Border, Where Rohingya Refugees Are Seeking Refuge From Violence

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:35:36 +0000

" least few more hours of walk[ing] before they can rest and maybe one kind villager will show up and offer them some food and some water."

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