Business, Development and Human Rights

May 22, 2020

BRI: Pakistan Banning China-Critical Voices

The Pakistani government has recently banned a political party that has voiced criticism over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The initiative has brought massive Chinese investment into Pakistan through the China-Pakistan Economic Corrider (CPEC) aiming to better connect the two countries. As such, the Pakistani government has been very careful not to jeopardise the investments, which has led...

May 22, 2020

BRI: Pakistan Banning China-Critical Voices

The Pakistani government has recently banned a political party that has voiced criticism over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The initiative has brought massive Chinese investment into Pakistan...

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May 20, 2020

Tibet: UN Urges China to elease HR Defender

Experts at the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights of the UN (OHCHR) have condemned China for its imprisonment of A-Nya Sengdra, a Tibetan human rights defender, which are part of a wider...

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May 15, 2020

East Turkestan: US Senate approves Uyghur HR ...

On 14 May the US Senate approved a bill titled ‘Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020’ which condemns the Chinese Communist Party for forcibly detaining more than 2 million ethnic Muslims...

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May 15, 2020

Khmer Krom: Vietnamese Police Attack Farmers

Vietnamese police attacked Khmer Krom farmers last week to prevent them from working on farmland in the southern Mekong Delta. Witnesses claimed that 10 farmers where injured due to excessive police violence,...

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May 13, 2020

East Turkestan: US Senate Moves to Sanction China...

The US Senate is planning to bring forward legislation that would impose sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang region. Senate leaders...

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May 11, 2020

Crimean Tatars: Community Over-represented in...

Despite constituting only 11% of the population on the Crimean peninsula, Crimean Tatars are significantly over-represented in arrest and imprisonment figures in Russian-occupied Crimea. According to some...

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May 10, 2020

Tibet: Political Prisoner Dies in China after...

Former Tibetan political activist Choekyi died at his home in China’s Sichuan province after the authorities repeatedly denied him medial treatment after harsh treatment in prison. Choukyi was arrested...

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May 08, 2020

Hmong: Christians Harrased By Government

The Christian minority in Laos remains subject to harassment and discrimination by local officials, in spite of an updated law protecting religious freedoms. In Luang Prabang province, religious rights...

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