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2016/08/29 | Edward White

Repression in Laos Goes Under the Spotlight

A senior human rights advocate has slammed Laos’ communist government for being a 'regional leader' in repression.

2016/08/25 | Edward White

UPDATE: Amos Yee Pleads Guilty to Three Charges of ‘Wounding Religious Feelings’

'Prosecutor said I didn't have to wound religious feelings to have intended to wound religious feelings.'

2016/08/24 | Edward White

‘That’s a Couple of Weeks in Jail’ – Singaporean Blogger Tweets During Trial

Controversial blogger Amos Yee has pleaded guilty to two lighter charges, but still faces up to three years behind bars after turning down a plea bargain to charges of offending religious beliefs of Singaporeans.

2016/08/17 | Edward White

U.N. Backs Singaporean Blogger as More Jail Time Looms

The United Nations has slammed the Singaporean government as a 17-year-old blogger faces more time behind bars for 'wounding' religious feelings.

2016/08/17 | Malaysiakini

Cambodian Maids Claim Fatal Abuses at Malaysian Immigration Center

Fresh claims have emerged of serious human rights abuses at Malaysia’s notorious Juru detention center.

2016/08/16 | J. Michael Cole

Watchdog Accuses HK, Taiwan Media of Complicity in China’s Show Trials

Through ‘confessions’ and TV trials, the CCP is seeking to discredit human rights activists and lawyers. Sadly, some media outlets in Taiwan and Hong Kong have no compunction in spreading the message.

2016/08/16 | Edward White

Singapore’s Controversial New Contempt of Court Bill Passes amid Growing Concern

The daughter of Singapore’s founding father says she is amazed more Singaporeans have not protested the new contempt of court laws.

2016/08/16 | Edward White

Chinese Courts and Technology: For Better or Worse

Social media platforms, judgment databases and search engines and the introduction of live video are transforming China’s courts. But are the changes all for the better?

2016/08/15 | Mo Tz-pin

Taiwan University Fined NT$1 Million for Expelling HIV-Positive Student

In what is considered a landmark case for Taiwan, a university has been fined for expelling an HIV-positive student in 2013.

2016/08/11 | Edward White

Report Slams Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Stance as Court Mulls Criminalizing Gay Sex

As Indonesia’s Constitutional Court considers criminalizing homosexuality, a new report bemoans the proliferation of the anti-gay movement across the archipelago.

2016/08/08 | Edward White

Pressure Mounts on China to End 'Show Trials’ Ahead of G20 Summit

After a week of televised ‘confessions’ and convictions, fears are mounting for China’s remaining incarcerated human rights activists and one NGO is trying to get world leaders to take notice.

2016/08/04 | TNL Staff

ANALYSIS: Singapore’s New Justice Law has Far-Reaching Implications

A new bill, which will undergo a second reading on Aug. 15, could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Singapore and abroad.

2016/08/04 | Edward White

Thailand Referendum a ‘Vote at the Barrel of a Gun'

Politicians from around Southeast Asia have hit out at the constitutional referendum taking place in Thailand on Sunday.

2016/08/02 | Edward White

Beijing Gains ‘Confession’, Guilty Plea from Human Rights Lawyers

Two key lawyers detained in Beijing’s massive crackdown on human rights activists last year may avoid more jail time after admitting guilt.

2016/07/22 | Olivia Yang

Torture of Vietnamese Prisoners of Conscience Exposed

'They told me that I would die in prison, that I would die in that cell and my family would never know.'

2016/07/20 | Edward White

FEATURE: ‘Are We Still Living in a Democracy’? Philippine Opposition Fights Back

President Duterte’s alleged extrajudicial killing spree looks set to be investigated by the Senate, but public sentiment in the Philippines is still overwhelmingly with the new president.

2016/07/14 | ZiQing Low

Human Rights Must be Enshrined in Taiwan's New Southbound Policy: Experts

Rights advocates argue that if Taiwanese businesses continue to use legal loopholes in Southeast Asia, President Tsai's New southbound policy will be no more than a catchword for 'economic colonization.'