About 300 Uyghurs from China's restive Xinjiang region are being held in several detention centers in Thailand since they began arriving more than a year ago. Some of them, claiming they had fled repression in their homeland, have been living in deplorable conditions in the centers, resulting in illnesses and deaths, according to eyewitnesses. RFA received photos taken by a listener in December showing conditions in some of the centers.
Villagers refusing to leave their homes for the expansion of the Chinese-backed Letpadaung copper mine in northwestern Myanmar remained in a tense standoff with security forces for a second straight day Tuesday, with two reported wounded. These photos were taken at Tone village on Dec. 23. Photos: RFA
After a court ruling, Hong Kong police move in to remove the Umbrella Movement’s last remaining protesters.