Armed Thai soldiers dragged a group of Lao Hmong asylum-seekers from a crowded holding camp here onto trucks to deport them and sent dogs after two who jumped from a moving truck to avoid repatriation, witnesses said.
A Vietnamese appeals court has upheld the sentences of four men convicted of collecting complaints against the government and sharing them with Western news organizations, including Radio Free Asia (RFA).
Small groups of Chinese migrant workers in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are challenging the might of oil powers and paramilitary farming and mining concerns in a bid to win back money they say is owed to them.
Government troops in Laos have been ordered to shoot to kill ethnic Hmong insurgents in the country's northern jungle regions, with cash rewards offered for every "enemy" killed.
Chinese curbs on the traditional Muslim culture of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are creating a social crisis among Uyghur youth, according to experts and Uyghurs at home and overseas.