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Friday, December 13, 2019
Civil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances, reveal fate of Sombath Somphone and Od Sayavong Expand Sombath Somphone is still missing five years after he was forcibly disappeared in Vientiane, Laos.   © 2013 Stephen Sautter 15 December 2019: On the seventh anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, urge the Lao and Thai governments to investigate enforced disappearances, and demand Vientiane finally reveal Sombath’s whereabouts and ensure justice for him and his family.… (Full Story)
Friday, December 13, 2019
Expand Students march to the Parliament House to demand the release of fellow students arrested for sedition, New Delhi, India, March 15, 2016. © 2016 AP Photo The fable of the emperor with no clothes is telling in these times of scared silence. Hans Christian Andersen never did say what happened to the boy that shouted the truth. But in India, today, we know that the boy would have been swiftly hushed.  An entrenched culture of dissent in India is hard to stamp down. So, whether it is the decision to revoke the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, or to bring in the discriminatory… (Full Story)
Friday, December 13, 2019
Expand Flooded streets in Haadhaal Kulhudhuffushi, Maldives on December 1, 2019. © 2019 Adam Isham To most of the world, the Maldives are a tempting tourist destination, with over 1,192 islands of coral reefs and pristine beaches. But the Maldivian government has long ignored its own environmental regulations and the needs of communities in developing these precarious, low-lying islands. Foreigners generally only see the luxury resorts, not the islands where most Maldivians live. During a torrential downpour this month while I was on Kulhudhufushi, the island flooded within hours. Residents… (Full Story)
Friday, December 13, 2019
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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities in Iquitos, the capital of northeastern Peru’s Loreto region, to quickly shed light on the murder of Sonia Alvarado Huayunga, a journalist whose body was found in the province of Datem del Marañón, one of this Amazonian region’s six provinces, on Tuesday the 10th of December, three days after she went missing. The body bore the marks of blows and strangulation. Aged 28, Alvarado was a presenter on Radio Láser, a local radio station, and worked for the public relations department of Datem del Marañón. (Full Story)
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Expand Anti-Balaka fighter in Gambo, Mboumou province, Central African Republic, on August 16, 2017.  © 2017 Alexis Huguet On December 11, the International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for Central African Republic militia leaders Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona and Alfred Yekatom. While they can appeal the charges, as it stands, they will be the highest ranking anti-balaka leaders to face trial for crimes committed during the country’s most recent conflict. Beginning in 2013, fighting between the Seleka, a brutal rebel coalition of mostly Muslims… (Full Story)
Friday, December 13, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Central African Republic’s authorities to punish the policeman who shot a journalist in the leg during a wreath-laying ceremony in the western city of Bouar on 30 November, the eve of the CAR’s national holiday. The incident occurred when Bruno Makilo, a journalist with Radio Maigaro, one of the city’s two radio stations, asked a group of men not to make a noise during the nationa (Full Story)
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