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29.09.2013

A leading human rights group has called for increased monitoring of Indonesian Military (TNI) surveillance activities after the defense ministry admitted to purchasing sophisticated spying equipment from a company with a history of supplying oppressive regimes.

25.09.2013

The Asian Human Rights Commission has in a number of recent appeals and statements (AHRC-UAC-105-2013, AHRC-UAC-101-2013, AHRC-STM-108-2013) pointed to the persiste

25.09.2013

It was 20 years on September 24 since the Cambodian Constitution was first signed, marking the end of the UN transitional authority in the country (Untac). Today’s Constitution was drafted in July and August 1993 by 12 persons.

25.09.2013

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) together with lawmakers and human rights victims reiterated their call for President Aquino to form the Claims Board tasked to compensate the victims of martial law.

25.09.2013

Recant your faith or get out - that's the ultimatum issued recently to 50 Christians living in a rural community in central Laos.

On August 30, leaders of Nongdaeng village summoned representatives of 11 Christian families to the government headquarters building for an official meeting instructing them to recant their Christian faith and return to their village's traditional animist religion.

25.09.2013

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Siti Noor Laila, the chairwoman of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), has condemned the sealing of  St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bintaro, South Tangerang on Sunday, September 22, 2013. She said the sealing of places of worship in the country persisted due to the lack of law enforcement.

25.09.2013

Indonesia, with its booming population of 240 million, is facing tremendous problems. One of its programs, family planning, is undergoing serious challenges. In the lead-up to the National Family Planning Summit on Sept. 25, The Jakarta Post’s Rita A. Widiadana interviewed Terence H.Hull, professor of Demography at the Australian National University.

25.09.2013

The Cambodian government should promptly launch an independent and impartial investigation into the apparent excessive use of force by security forces against protesters that killed one person and seriously injured at least 24 others, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should publicly direct the security forces to abide by international standards on the use of force and firearms.

31.05.2013

More than 100 Vietnamese reform-seeking intellectuals signed a petition Monday calling on the government to establish an open public forum to discuss prospects for democracy in the authoritarian state.

It is the latest bid to pressure the country's Communist leaders to end one party rule which rights groups say suppresses virtually all forms of political dissent.

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