» 11/27/2015, 00.00
CHINA - THAILAND
Two Chinese dissidents forcibly repatriated and arrested
The activist Dong Guangping and political cartoonist Jiang Yefei were arrested by Thai police for illegal immigration. Both had received refugee status by the UN, however, the status is not recognized by Bangkok. The Thai police handed them over to Beijing, who immediately arrested them. The two have been targeted by the Chinese authorities for years, subjected to arrest and torture.
UN committee: Beijing should apologize to Tiananmen victims
The committee against torture calls upon China to ask forgiveness for the massacre of students, and to provide information on the people still in prison. It also expresses the hope for "full and impartial" investigations to clarify the affair and punish the guilty. The UN also calls for an end to torture.
China-US dialogue: restrictions on dissidents until June 4
Lawyers, intellectuals, writers deprived of their liberty for fear that they meet with people or contact media. The presence of international political figures (currently from U.S., soon from the EU) increases pressures, controls, forced removals from Beijing.
28/02/2012 KOREA - CHINA
Seoul, Parliament urges China to stop the forced repatriation of North Koreans
A resolution approved by 154 votes to stop the Chinese policy on political refugees who flee the Pyongyang regime. An MP on hunger strike in front of the Beijing embassy: "Or they change their policy or I die. I'm not going to stop. "
28/03/2008 THAILAND - MYANMAR
Burmese democratic forces for the "no" to the constitutional referendum
A mass mobilization to vote "no" on the charter of the generals is the initiative launched yesterday at the end of a meeting among the leading Burmese activists in exile, and also supported by the Italian Labour Unions Confederation.
17/05/2016 10:02:00 LAOS
Three dissidents "disappear" after arrest
Somphone Phimmasone and Lod Thammasong work in Thailand. They were stopped by the authorities on returning home to renew their passport and are being detained in an unknown location. They had reported on human rights abuses in Vientiane. Soukane Chaitad has disappeared into thin air after returning to Laos: in Bangkok he had taken part in a protest outside the embassy of his country.
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®