Cambodian Court Issues Second Warrant to Arrest Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy

A court in Cambodia has issued a new warrant for the arrest of acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy for insulting the King,…

Global Freedom Declines as Chinese, Russian Info Control Practices Spread, Says Study

Chinese and Russian technology and practices in surveillance, censorship and other forms of information control are spreading and being copied around the world, mostly in authoritarian states but also in…

Uyghur Businessman Remains Jailed Eight Months After ‘Terrorism’ Conviction Reversed on Appeal

One of the wealthiest Uyghur businessmen in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) city, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), remains jailed in poor health more than eight months after…

Lao Authorities Arrest Woman for Criticizing Flood Relief Efforts on Facebook

A woman in Laos was arrested last week on charges of defaming the country after she posted criticism on Facebook of the slow government response to severe floods in the…

Cambodia Opposition to Pay Would-Be Armed Forces Defectors Ahead of Sam Rainsy Return

Cambodia’s banned opposition party has earmarked a budget to support members of the armed forces who defect from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime and offer protection to its acting president…

Thai Government May Beat Legal Threats, But Flagging Economy Looms

BANGKOK – Less than two months into its term, Thailand’s post-junta government is fending off a series of challenges to its very existence, including a brewing political storm over the…

Marine Park Off Southern Thailand Likely To Be Named ASEAN Heritage Park

BANGKOK, A marine national park on Angthong islands, off southern Thailand, will likely be named an ASEAN heritage park later this year, a government official said.Angthong marine park, off Surat…

Rival Protesters Clash at Hong Kong Rallies

Clashes erupted Saturday between rival groups in Hong Kong in the latest round of demonstrations that began with calls for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.The skirmishes broke out…

Rival Protesters Clash at Hong Kong Rallies

Clashes erupted Saturday between rival groups in Hong Kong in the latest round of demonstrations that began with calls for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.The skirmishes broke out…