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24.07.2014
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The European Union and the United Nations have welcomed the political agreement reached between Cambodia's two main political parties, which was followed by the release of opposition party members arrested last week.

24.07.2014
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The new U.N. human rights envoy to Myanmar Yanghee Lee on Wednesday visited Mandalay city, the latest flashpoint in the country’s deadly communal violence, on the sixth day of her 10-day fact-finding visit, officials said.

24.07.2014
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Myanmar companies still have a poor record on human rights and measures to fight corruption, said a report published by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business on July 22.

24.07.2014
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KUALA LUMPUR - Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is in favour of Malaysia joining a list of countries which have outlawed the mandatory death penalty, especially on drug traffickers.

24.07.2014
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MANILA, Philippines–It has been seven years since Edita Burgos’ son, farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, was abducted in Quezon City, and despite losing hope that she will find justice under the Aquino administration, she continues to draw strength from family and friends.

24.07.2014
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Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo must deliver on campaign promises to improve Indonesia’s dire human rights situation, Amnesty International said.

22.07.2014
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(New York) – The Thai military junta should immediately revoke rights-abusing martial law powers, end censorship, and stop persecuting dissidents and critics, Human Rights Watch said today. The junta should urgently restore democratic, civilian rule.

22.07.2014
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During the three year period of new Myanmar Government, new political reforms have been taking place. The authorities stopped censoring the media in June 2012 and also allowed private news media groups to print newspapers in April 2013.