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Myanmar: Letpadaung Villagers Fear Crackdown After Compensation Deadline

Villagers opposed to the Chinese-backed Letpadaung copper mine in northern Myanmar fear a harsh government crackdown after next week’s deadline for them to accept financial compensation for giving up their land for the project, activists said. Some 400 residents from 10 villages in the Letpadaung area in Sagaing region marched...

Viet Nam: Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Prominent Activists in Hanoi

In a relentless crackdown on dissent, authorities in Vietnam arrested on Wednesday two bloggers, an activist and five others, according to one of the detainees. Police and plainclothes officers detained blogger Nguyen Tuong Thuy, his wife and daughter, and another blogger Pham Ba Hai, as well as activist Nguyen Phuong...

Burma: Continued Prosecutions of Human Rights Defenders

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 persistent pursuit and prosecution by the police and local authorities in Burma, or Myanmar, of human rights defenders under draconian legislation old and new. Despite the country's continued progress...