Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch Demands Probe Into Killing of Prominent Laotian Activist in Thailand

Voice of America

Bounsuan was a former member of the Free Laos group involved in several protests in front of the Lao embassy in Bangkok demanding respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.


With West Distracted by Pandemic, Vietnam Ramps Up Repression

Voice of America

“Vietnam is the world’s third-largest prison for journalists, right after autocratic regimes like Xi’s China, and junta-ruled Myanmar.”


Award-Winning Environmental Editor Arrested in Indonesia


Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson was detained in Indonesia on December 17, 2019 over an alleged issue with his business visa.


PHILIPPINES: Fear and Whispers Swirl amid HIV Epidemic

Coco Dollanganger

Public health agencies and the Catholic Church are caught in a moral battle as HIV infection rates continue to rise. Family members of the deceased, who frequently fail to get tested, are left only with questions.


Taiwan's New Southbound Push Risks Duterte Drug War Complicity

Nick Aspinwall

A Filipino fugitive awaits deportation in Taipei on drug charges, illustrating how the Tsai administration's New Southbound Policy’s fails to consider human rights.


OP-ED: Vietnam Stripping Blogger of Citizenship is Outrageous

Phil Robertson

The international community, especially aid donors to Vietnam, must tell Hanoi that this abuse cannot be allowed to stand, writes Phil Robertson.


OPINION: Police Raids are Fostering Anti-Gay Hysteria in Indonesia

Brad Adams

Law enforcement needs to protect Indonesia's LGBT people, Brad Adams says.

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