Pro-independence protestor Edward Leung (C) prepares to appear before Hong Kong's High Court, which sentenced him to six years in jail for his part in the February 2016 'fishball riots,' June 11, 2018.

Germany Grants Political Asylum to Two Hong Kong Independence Activists

The move shows that international governments are losing faith in the city's human rights protections, politicians say.

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North Korean Women “Uniquely Vulnerable” to Sex Trafficking in China: Report

North Korean regime cracks down on women learning Chinese, accusing them of preparing to defect.

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UN Rights Group Expresses Concern Over Targeting of Cambodia Opposition

OHCHR cites its country expert’s call for changes to the political culture and protections for expression.

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Chinese Clam Ships Back in Disputed South China Sea Waters: Think-tank

Filipino fishermen say the Chinese presence is encroaching on their livelihood.

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Lao Villager Dies After 8 Years in Jail Over Land Grab Protest

Sy Phong had been held in jail without trial as one of two suspected ringleaders of a protest over village land given to a Vietnamese company.

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Xinjiang Re-education Camp Detainees Appointed ‘Crying Time’ Every Two Weeks

Officials grant the sessions ‘because they know we are suffering,’ a former detainee says.

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Timber Company in Cambodia Continues to Collect Wood From Protected Forest Areas

Bribery and lies enable Oeun Sovann Company to avoid reproach for illegal logging.

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Girl Killed, Villagers Hurt by Myanmar Army Gunfire in Rakhine State

The Arakan Army says the government military was firing indiscriminately, but local villagers say the army was hit earlier by a mine attack.

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Five From China Charged Over Illegal Banana Plantation in Myanmar Protected Forest

Kachin state struggles with chemical pollution and the destruction of natural habitats by banana growers.

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