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Crackdown on Buddhist Youth Movement’s Summer Camp in Huế

Entrance to the Buddhist Youth Movement’s summer camp

PARIS, 21st July 2017 (VCHR - IBIB) – Police and local authorities in Huế harassed, intimidated and intercepted members of the Buddhist Youth Movement (BYM - Gia Đình Phật tử Việt Nam) as they organized the movement’s annual Summer Camp in Huế...Read more at >> Religious

UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

Protest in Pakistan

Geneva Switzerland July 21, 2017: There has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN...Read more at >> Campaign

President of AAPI delivering inaugural address

Dr. Gautam Samadder,

Atlantic City, NJ - June 27, 2017: Working with his dedicated executive committee, Dr. Gautam Samadder, the President of President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), wants that “our voices must be heard by the people making the laws...Read more at >> America

The July 7 Memorial Day Campaign

A protest at Myanmar Embassy in Seoul

Here is a statement made by Executive Committee of Hostel Social & Reading Association (1963-64). They also upload photos on facebook. The main purpose of this small booklet “Historical Photos of 7 July Accident” is to reveals the account of student rights struggle...See more photos>> Photo Gallery

At G20 Summit: VCHR calls on Vietnamese Prime Minister to release prisoners of conscience Thích Quảng Độ, Nguyễn Văn Đài and Đỗ Thị Hồng

At G20 Summit

PARIS, 6th July 2017 (VCHR) – As Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc arrives in Hamburg for the 12th meeting of the G20 Summit from 7-8 July, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) and over 40 personalities and civil society organizations from all over the world call on Vietnam Read more at >> Europe

Emerge Diagnostic conducts media clinic

Special Contribution
By NJ Thakuria

OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club

Guwahati: The city based Emerge Diagnostic under the guidance of Dr Dhrubajyoti Gogoi on Saturday conducted the evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) for the benefit of its members along with their dependants. The 17 June health camp,...Read more at >> Sport & Health

Burma: A Reality Check

Special Contribution
By Roland Watson(dictatorwatch)
Jun 11, 2017

Wa Army

Burma has now had its third peace conference. The first, in January 2016, was organized by former President Thein Sein, who to this day is also a top general in the country’s military dictatorship....Read more at >> Asia-Pacific

PM names China bordering bridge after Bhupen Hazarika

Special Contribution
By Nava Thakuria

Guwahati: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26 May inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge in far eastern region and gave a nomenclature to the project over Lohit river, a major tributary of mighty Brahmaputra....Read more at >> Diplomatic

Lengthy jail sentences for two dissidents upheld as crackdown continues

Vietnamese activist

PARIS, 29 May 2017 (FIDH & VCHR) - Vietnam must end the ongoing crackdown on dissidents, repeal its repressive laws, and immediately release all political prisoners, FIDH and its member organization Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) said today...Read more at >> Opinion

Miryang Arirang Festival

At Miryang Festival

Miryang Arirang Festival held from May 18 to 21, 2017 at Areas of Yeongnamru Pavilion and Miryang riverside, in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. Miryang Arirang Festival celebrates this important intangible heritage,...Read more at >> Travel and Hotel

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated information on journalists killing to UNESCO

Annie Game(R)

KARACHI, May 20: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017...Read more at >> Diplomatic

Buddhist Youth Leader Lê Công Cầu goes on hunger strike to protest ban on visiting critically-ill UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ

Hanoi has detained Thích Quảng Độ

PARIS, 15h May 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) strongly protests the inhumane attitude of the Vietnamese government regarding Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, 89 year-old Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV)...Read more at >> Press Release

Marking ADB’s 50 years, Protest Actions to take place in over 100 places in India this week.

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Ex-students congregate at Makhibaha School

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The Observatory: Viet Nam: Arbitrary detention of labour and land rights defender Ms. Tran Thi Nga

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Decline of Human Rights Protection Regime

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Interview with Korean National Commission for UNESCO Dr. Park Eun-kyung

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The Global Digest 2015 (English) Special Issue is available now.

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