"The normal religious lives of believers have been violated and obstructed, causing serious emotional harm and damage to their sense of patriotism, as well as causing social conflict," the statement read, according to Radio Free Asia.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
… During a conflict, "China’s substantial commercial base, its access to ports, and its military-to-military contacts in the Caribbean might prove useful," Ellis told Radio Free Asia.
BURMA NEWS INTERNATIONAL
… “The government will take necessary action to maintain security. All parties need to understand that,” according to the Radio Free Asia March 21 report.
March 26 “German lawmakers visiting North Korea”
In addition, eight members of the German-Korean Parliamentary Friendship Group, including Katharina Landgraf, a member of the ruling Christian Democratic Union, are also planning to visit North Korea in late May, according to the Korean service of Radio Free Asia, a U.S. funded broadcaster.
… "Groups of North Korean workers are seen returning home practically every day," one Chinese source told Radio Free Asia this month.
… A slew of independent radio stations have also been shuttered, silencing crucial voices and forcing Radio Free Asia to abandon its operations in the country.
… In an interview with Radio Free Asia on Wednesday, former opposition politician Eng Chhai Eang accused the nine of “betraying” the party and the will of the Cambodian people.
INTER PRESS SERVICE
… A day later, when Zhang returned to the detention center, authorities blocked him again without providing a reason and told him that his law firm was no longer handling the case, according to Radio Free Asia and Zhang’s statement on Minsheng Guancha.
… According to several media reports, including from Radio Free Asia (RFA), where Nhat published a regular blog, Nhat’s friends and family have recently been able to confirm his detention in Hanoi’s T-16 jail, although they have not yet been able to visit him.
BURMA NEWS INTERNATIONAL
… News outlet like Radio Free Asia, Voice of America, BBC, The Irrawaddy and other local media inquiries confirmed that the incidence has been a one-sided shooting spree of the Tatmadaw.
… Radio Free Asia reported that the committee will be reviewing how UN member states have been implementing the sanctions on the regime, as well as looking at the expert panel reports submitted last week.
… Meanwhile, Namibia has expelled all North Korean laborers despite its long-standing ties with Pyongyang, Radio Free Asia reported that day.
… Rushan Abbas, who had been a reporter for Radio Free Asia in Washington and who subsequently spent months in Guantánamo as the interpreter for the Uighurs, told me that Major General Michael E. Dunlavey, the commander of the task force responsible for interrogating the prisoners in Guantánamo’s early days, had said to her that he’d felt the Uighurs were being detained in error.
“Since this [arrest] comes on direct order from Hun Sen, I think it relates mostly to power politics than it does to fighting drug [trafficking],” Kim Sok told Radio Free Asia, while noting that no other nightclub or known drug-dealing site were raided at the same time.
March 19 “US sticks to dialogue with NK”
… The Congress Research Service, a Washington-based think tank, said in a report that North Korea is suspected of continuing to partner with Iran in nuclear and missile development, according to Radio Free Asia.
… In September, Radio Free Asia reported that Halmurat Ghopur, the former president of Xinjiang Medical University Hospital, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve.
… In 2017, Raxit told Radio Free Asia that Uighurs were ordered to hand in "any Islam related item" and authorities confiscated all Korans printed after 2012.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
March 14 “Vietnam: 6 Activists Headed to Prison”
… A family member told a reporter at Radio Free Asia that 10 days after the trial, three cellmates beat Nguyen Van Duc Do severely and that prison guards did nothing to stop the beating.
… Radio Free Asia reported that Liu discovered he was blacklisted because he hadn’t officially apologized to a person who sued him for copyright infringement.
… Most Uighurs came to the area in the 1980s, with longtime residents pointing to the greater ease of asylum processing by being closer to the capital as well as the proximity to Radio Free Asia, a source of employment.
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
… According to those interviewed by Radio Free Asia, he died from strikes to the head with a blunt object, according to the report.
COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
… A day later, when Zhang returned to the detention center, authorities blocked him again without providing a reason and told him that his law firm was no longer handling the case, according to Radio Free Asia and Zhang's statement on Minsheng Guancha.
… According to Radio Free Asia, Brownback argued that China’s concentration camps were “created to wipe out the cultural and religious identity” of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, who hold “strong religious views” and “politically incorrect” ideas.
… According to a Radio Free Asia report, a Guangdong company, Bell New Vision Co., claims to have developed Sharp Eyes’ platform systems using home televisions and smartphones to push video surveillance into people’s homes.
March 12 “PM slams leadership criticism”
… Heng Kimhong, programme officer with the People Center for Development and Peace, in an interview with Radio Free Asia on Saturday said Mr Hun Sen should instead pay more attention in order to prevent the suspension of EBA.
TIMES OF CENTRAL ASIA
… Throughout 2018, the government has even conducted a broad campaign of demolishing mosques, on the flimsy pretext of protecting the public from the dangers of dilapidated buildings (Gulf News, August 11 2018; Radio Free Asia, September 7 2018).
… The pace of apartment sales is slowing in North Korean cities like Pyongyang and Sinuiju, where prices are in sharp decline, a North Korean source temporarily visiting China said, according to Radio Free Asia on Tuesday.
… Reporters from Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and Radio Free Asia (RFA) were present at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club to cover Brownback’s speech, as well as local media journalists from South China Morning Post, Oriental Daily, and Local Press.
… Radio Free Asia reports that the scene was dramatic, with lines of police dressed in full riot gear facing off against elderly men carrying sticks and banners with Communist symbols on them.
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR TIBET
… The Tibetan service Radio Free Asia reported that prior to March 10 and 14: “They are also being asked to keep their mobile phones switched on at all times.
WISCONSIN MUSLIM JOURNAL
… Radio Free Asia’s Uyghur Service was the first to break the news about the thousands of Uighurs in re-education camps in Xinjiang.
NEW YORK TIMES
… A video of the protest outside the government building was first published by Radio Free Asia.
March 7 “Cambodia: the case for freeing Kem Sokha”
… In the Supreme Court’s ruling on the CNRP’s dissolution, prosecutors claimed that US Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia was an “assistant” and independent local election monitoring outfit Comfrel a “colluder” in the CNRP’s supposed revolutionary plan.
NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW
… News of an unproductive summit is spreading rapidly throughout North Korea, Radio Free Asia reported Monday, citing sources in North Pyongan Province, which borders China.
FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Most recently, Radio Free Asia reported that, to reduce the overflow in Xinjiang’s “re-education camps,” inmates are being sent to prisons in several other provinces.
… Radio Free Asia reported ordinary North Koreans are exchanging news about the summit, and that the meeting is secretly being evaluated as a "failure" among members of the relatively isolated population.
… In 2015, Radio Free Asia reported that hundreds of children in China’s Henan province fell ill after being administered expired vaccines, with another case of unrefrigerated vaccines killing four children in Shanxi province in 2010, reports The Guardian.
March 2 “Behind North Korea’s YouTube Ambitions”
…. At that time, a YouTube spokesperson told Radio Free Asia that the channel “repeatedly” violated the community guidelines, without elaborating further.
… Speaking to Radio Free Asia, Ven. Long noted that many young people attended the ceremony and that he hoped these youths would encourage and educate their friends so that more people would become involved in protecting the trees from damage, destruction, and deforestation.