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Court Releases Rights Lawyer Detained for Defending Falun Gong

April 5, 2013, 5:29 pm

A human rights lawyer was detained by a Chinese court for defending an adherent of the persecuted Falun Gong meditation practice, but released early after lawyers and citizens [...]

Soho Film Festival Shines Light on Human Rights

April 4, 2013, 4:58 pm

The Soho International Film Festival is running from April 5 to 12 at the Sunshine Cinema. The festival is in its fourth year, and has expanded its social causes film category [...]

Forum: Human Rights and Canada-China Relations

March 27, 2013, 8:39 pm

Recent developments in Canada’s relations with China was the topic of a forum hosted Monday by Green party leader Elizabeth May and Rev. Majed El Shafie.

Petitioners Unite Against Illegal Detention Centers

March 26, 2013, 2:49 pm

Communist officials in Wuxi City have established a large number of illegal “black jails” to prevent petitioners from trying to seek justice in Beijing.

Jailed Chinese Democracy Activist’s Health Worsening

March 20, 2013, 3:31 pm

As Chinese dissident Wang Bingzhang languishes in solitary confinement, the communist regime continues to deny visas to his family overseas for visiting him.

Protests Over Sri Lankan-Tamils Issue Continue in India (Photos)

March 20, 2013, 11:55 am

Protests over the Sri Lankan Tamil issue continued across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry states of India. The U.N. has estimated that some 40,000 people were killed in the final [...]

Targeted Cyberattacks Hit Tibetan NGOs, Chinese Regime Suspected

March 14, 2013, 11:17 am

“I’m pretty sure this is a state-sponsored attack,” Blasco said.

Capitol Hill Panel Decries Human Rights in China, as Two Meetings Convene

March 11, 2013, 5:28 pm

On March 5 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., a panel discussion convened intending to pressure the Chinese regime’s new leadership on human rights.

Hong Kong Human Rights in Trouble, Report Says

March 8, 2013, 12:52 pm

Two Hong Kong political groups will travel to Switzerland next week and deliver a damning assessment to the United Nations on the current human rights situation in Hong Kong.

Human Rights Progress in Ukraine: ‘Spoonful of Honey in a Barrel of Tar’

March 7, 2013, 1:10 pm

As the Ukrainian government talks about meeting EU human rights standards, rights groups say its efforts are like a “spoonful of honey in a barrel of tar.”


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