Many find the work too hard, though, and shirk their jobs or find other ways to be of help.
A lawmaker says he fears that their abrupt departure will weaken the rule of law in Myebon township.
UHRP says China hopes to eradicate the historical significance of the ‘cradle of Uyghur culture.’
Detained dissident Xu Zhiyong is also honored on the 31st anniversary of the June 4 crackdown with an award by American PEN.
The dam's operations will affect water flows on the Mekong, negatively impacting communities in both countries, the groups say.
Wong Keung has fled Hong Kong after being placed under police surveillance for his role in last year's protest movement.
Operation Yellowbird successfully enabled 400 pro-democracy Chinese activists to escape to free countries through Hong between 1989 and 1997, when Beijing assumed sovereignty over the British colony.
The graveyard is the latest of dozens in the region that have been razed in recent years.
The main, military-backed opposition believes the ruling party can gain advantage from delaying the start of campaigning.
Mother Nature activists had planned to petition the government to give an island protected status.