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HRW: Deteriorating Outlook for Human Rights in SE Asia

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) annual report released Thursday says Southeast Asia was marked by a deterioration in human rights, with special concerns over Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia. The rights report pointed to a tightening grip on media and communications by governments through cybercrime laws, sedition and further limits on freedom of speech. Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, said there were increasing signs of state suppression and censorship...

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