Burma formed a committee Wednesday to look atthe remaining political prisoners serving their terms in prisons throughout the country so as to grant them liberty, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported this week. Government of Burma has been granting amnesty to prisoners of conscience serving their terms in prisons across the nation, though some...
Following the launch of the Community Placement Network (CPN) today, about 5000 asylum seekers will be able to experience a decent life in a homestay program. The 6-week refugee homestay, an initial scheme to ease overcrowded detention centres, is expected to kick off two weeks from now. CPN is designed to accommodate asylum seekers released from...
Amnesty International has assembled a collection of photos and video testimony regarding the gulag of prison camps in North Korea. There’s a press release for the videos, which contains links to the various components at the bottom....
Long before Australia signed the deal with Malaysia to swap asylum seekers in exchange for the intake of recognized refugees, the Australian Greens have repeatedly condemned the Malaysian Solution, calling it inhumane. Now that the deal was officially announced Monday, all hopes of finding homes for 800 asylum seekers looking to be settled in Australia are...
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are increasingly resorting to attacks and secret detentions in a crackdown on activist lawyers that has worsened this year amid government efforts to prevent the growth of an Arab-style protest movement, a rights group said Thursday. Amnesty International said the government also has suspended or revoked lawyers’ licenses to stop...
Burma imposes 2-child limit on Rohingya Muslims
Sun, May 26, 2013 12:46PM UTC
Suspected Kashmiri rebels kill 4 Indian soldiers
Sat, May 25, 2013 3:38PM UTC
Foreign preacher takes rare turn on Vietnam stage
Sat, May 25, 2013 3:25PM UTC
Monk sets self on fire to protest cattle slaughter
Sat, May 25, 2013 3:17PM UTC
China to seal free trade deal with Switzerland, first with a western economy
Sat, May 25, 2013 2:32PM UTC
NKorean envoy delivers letter to China’s president
Sat, May 25, 2013 2:02PM UTC
Abe on 1st trip to Burma by Japan PM in 36 years
Fri, May 24, 2013 5:20PM UTC