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2019/08/28 | Mehk Chakraborty

In the Silenced Kashmir, Dissidents Are Protesting With Artful Expressions

Artists, poets, visual journalists are expressing their dissent and preserving Kashmir through various forms of artistic expression.

2017/01/27 | Daniel P Sullivan

The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance

Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.

2016/12/28 | Edward White

Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.

2017/04/12 | ZiQing Low

Wife of Missing Taiwan Activist Told that Local Security Officials Mistakenly Detained Husband

Guangdong security bureau needed to show performance results under China’s new NGO laws, Lee Ming-che's wife told.

2019/08/30 | TIME

Multiple Hong Kong Activists Attacked and Arrested Within Two Days

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were arrested today, facing possible charges. A few other protest organizers were attacked in various locations in the past 30 hours.

2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle

Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark

Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.

2017/05/10 | Phil Robertson

OPINION: New President Must Tackle Rights Across Korean Peninsula and the Region

The new South Korean government should tell Beijing that returning North Koreans back into the clutches of Pyongyang is unacceptable because it condemns those refugees to certain torture, imprisonment and in some cases, death, argues Phil Robertson.

2016/09/07 | Olivia Yang

Fears of Censorship Overshadow US-ASEAN Laos Meeting

An international human rights organization says reports by foreign media 'will have to be approved by a censor before publication' during the three-day summit in Vientiane.

2020/02/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Sentences Swedish Publisher to 10 Years In Prison

A Chinese court sentenced Swedish citizen and bookseller Gui Minhai to 10 years, after having spent two years in prison. Minhai disappeared in 2015 while on holiday in Thailand.

2017/01/13 | TNL Staff

The Rise of Demagogues and the Risk of a Dark Age Extends to Asia

A tour around the worsening human rights situation facing many countries in Asia.

2021/02/03 | Dr. Bonny Ling

The EU-China Investment Agreement Is a Missed Opportunity To Advance Business and Human Rights

There should be no illusion that the EU or China concerned themselves with improving fundamental rights at work and human rights.

2021/05/11 | Dr. Bonny Ling

A Watershed for Human Rights in Taiwan’s Fishery Sector

The labor abuses and exploitation in Taiwan’s fishing fleet were recently the subject of recommendations by the government’s oversight body. Much remains to be seen, but this could be a watershed in the protection of migrant rights in Taiwan.

2016/10/07 | Brian Hioe

OP-ED: Joshua Wong's Detention in Thailand May Not Be The Last of Its Kind

Countries like Thailand which already share with China a record of poor human rights and are ruled by authoritarian governments are probably more likely to cooperate with China on extraterritorial detentions because such regimes have less to lose from international condemnation.

2016/10/12 | Edward White

Indonesian LGBT Activists Wary on Gay Sex Ban Court Decision

The anti-LGBT sentiment that swept through Indonesia earlier this year appears to have mellowed somewhat in recent months. But efforts by conservative religious groups to marginalize the LGBT community continue.