» 05/28/2014, 00.00
Female students denied the right to take final exams because of their "Christian faith"
In Saisomboon, the village chief barred three girls, aged 14 and 15, from taking their final exams. Because of their faith, they "forfeited their right to education". School authorities are now investigating the matter. In a second incident, in a nearby village, police breaks up a prayer service (without a warrant) and seizes 53 Bibles.
Censorship, abductions and abuses: Laos is Southeast Asia's "most repressive" regime
Activists slam Laos for having a "very dictatorial, rights-repressing government" in terms of civil rights and individual liberties. Sombath Somphone's disappearance is warning to all activists and opponents of the regime. A Lao citizen confirms that no one can talk about politics or criticise the ruling Communist Party. Even religion is under tight state control.
15/11/2016 15:12:00 INDIA
Kashmir, students defy curfew and separatists: over 95% sit annual exams
Yesterday exams for the 12th grade took place. Today there will be those for the 10th. The student turnout was higher than that of last year. The Ministry of Education has determined that tests only incorporate half of the curriculum, given that the students have been unable to go to school for four months.
Streets are closed and radios only whisper . . . it must be exam time in China
A four-day exam marathon begins today in China that will decide the fate of eight million students. In some places, traffic has been stopped; in others, students take oxygen supplements to manage stress.
The Hmong ask the UN to stop their extermination
Aligned against the communists during the civil war, and allied with the Americans during the Vietnam war, they are decrying their poverty and attacks on the part of the country's army.
12/12/2016 17:33:00 LAOS
More than thousand Catholics attend the beatification of 17 Laos martyrs in Vientiane
Filipino Cardinal Quevedo led the Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral. Government officials took part in the event sitting in the front row. The authorities allowed the celebration provided it do not occur outside the church. Full of joy, the faithful celebrated with songs and dances the martyrs killed by the Communist Pathet Lao between 1954 and 1970.
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