CPJ expressed alarm that the government's plan, which includes amassing recordsof thousands of foreign journalists seeking Olympics accreditation, is apretext to block critical reporters from covering the Games.
The way we treat our two million migrant workers is absolutely appalling! We treat them as we see them. We don't seem to see them as human beings with human rights, or as important (even essential) contributors to the Thai economy.
A Woman Detainee Suffered from Heart Attack, Two NLD Leaders Sentenced , Recent arrests of monk, NLD-members and Karenni villagers.
Burma's rubies and jade are prized for their beauty but the ugly truth is that the trade in these stones supports human rights abuses. The sale of these gems gives Burma's military rulers quick cash to stay in power.
Journalists in Pakistan have set up coordinating committees in citiesacross the country to maintain their opposition to emergency decrees issuedby President Pervez Musharraf on 3 November.
"We used the Computer Crime Act, because we didn't want to use a more serious law," said Pol Col Yanapol Yangyeun, Commander of the IT Crime Office of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) under the Ministry of Justice, during a seminar on Thailand's relatively new computer crime law on Nov 8, 2007.
Thousands of Malaysians joined a peaceful rally on 10 November 2007organised by BERSIH, the coalition of 67 civil society groups andfive opposition political parties, to demand for electoral reforms.
This connection between social change and dealing with repression is a more acute problem in countries outside those that are called developed countries. In that part of the world called developed countries social revolutions have taken place to deal with forms of repression which maintain the type of inequalities that are prominent in their countries.
A Joint Statement from a group of NGOs that attended the seventh International Colloquium on Human Rights in Sao Paolo, Brazil, organised by NGO Conectas
The Pakistan government should immediately release thousands of lawyers and opposition activists detained across the country in a crackdown.
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