Vietnam

Wife of Vietnamese lecturer says she doesn’t believe he refused a defense lawyer

Other political prisoners had similar experiences, Dang Dang Phuoc’s wife says.

Myanmar

Myanmar junta transfers dozens of political prisoners to notorious detention center

Tharyarwaddy Prison is difficult for relatives to visit and known for brutal conditions.

North Korea

North Korea comes up short again on having enough food to feed its people

Economic constraints and a reduced harvest are to blame, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Myanmar

At least 145 deaths in custody since Myanmar coup

Observers note many victims are NLD members and liken such deaths to ‘war crimes.’

China

Minister: Solomons signed US-Pacific pact after indirect China references removed

The Solomon Islands government has tilted toward China under Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

China

Chinese activists hail Richard Liu rape case settlement as victory for #MeToo

Feminist campaigners and lawyers say the independence of U.S. courts was a key factor in the outcome.

China

Minister: Solomons signed US-Pacific pact after indirect China references removed

The Solomon Islands government has tilted toward China under Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

At least one dead, 19 missing after boat carrying Chinese passengers sinks near Sihanoukville