Social Issues

Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

Apr 3, 2019

Philippine Supreme Court orders government to release police documents on thousands of killings of drug suspects to two human rights groups that sought them

Proposed Hong Kong extradition law changes spark concerns

Mar 31, 2019

Business and human rights groups are expressing concern over proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law that would regularize the sending of suspects to mainland China where they say they could be subject to torture and unfair prosecution

Philippine police kill 14 men rights groups say were farmers

Mar 31, 2019

Philippine police say 14 suspected communist rebels have been killed after they opened fire during raids but rights groups countered the men were farmers and the latest victim of extrajudicial killings

China requires naturalized players to learn party history

Mar 31, 2019

Want to play football as a naturalized Chinese citizen

Journalist critical of Philippine leader arrested again

Mar 29, 2019

The head of a Philippine online news site that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte has been arrested for the second time in two months, this time over a ban on foreign ownership of news media

HRW urges New Zealand's Ardern to discuss Muslims in China

Mar 29, 2019

A rights group is urging New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to raise concerns about reported Chinese government abuses of Muslims during her visit to Beijing

UN expert: Outlook grim for victims of Laos dam collapse

Mar 29, 2019

A U.N. expert on human rights says hundreds of people displaced by the collapse of a dam in Laos are facing bleak prospects for recovering their homes and livelihoods

UN rights envoy says Laos focus on big projects hurting poor

Mar 28, 2019

United Nations human rights expert urges communist-ruled Laos to focus less on foreign-invested dam and railway contracts and devote more resources to helping its children and the poor

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway

Mar 28, 2019

Papuan independence fighters are vowing more attacks on a highway that's the Indonesian president's key development project in the troubled easternmost region

Chinese viewers balk at 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film censorship

Mar 27, 2019

Moviegoers in China say the version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" shown in Chinese theaters erases mentions of Freddie Mercury's sexuality

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