Brad Adams

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Name: Brad Adams
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Thailand: Prominent Activist Feared ‘Disappeared’

(New York) – The Thai authorities should urgently provide information about a prominent ethnic Karen activist who is believed to have been forcibly disappeared, Human Rights Watch said today. Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, known as “Billy,” was reportedly arrested ... [Published Human Rights Watch - 18 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Several East TN runners choosing to run this year's Boston Marathon after 2013 attack

By 6 News ReporterKNOXVILLE (WATE) - One year ago, tragedy hit during the Boston marathon, two bombs exploded near the finish line killing three people and wounding more than 200. While it still leaves many of us shaken, some East Tennessee runners say ... [Published WATE - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Aust journalist faces 7 years in Thai jail

AN Australian journalist accused of defaming the Royal Thai Navy remains defiant, saying the case against him risks Thailand's reputation as a democracy.Alan Morison, 66, formerly of Melbourne, and local reporter Chutima Sidasathien, face prison terms ... [Published Weekly Times Now - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Vietnam jails second blogger in a fortnight

HANOI, VIETNAM: Vietnam has jailed a prominent blogger for 15 months on a charge of anti-state activity, the second such sentencing in a fortnight in a nation where perceived dissent is severely punished.Pham Viet Dao has been jailed in Vietnam for expressing ... [Published Biz Community - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

International rights bodies take exception to TRC Bill

KATHMANDU: International human rights organisations today called on the Legislature-Parliament and other concerns to reject the Bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances, which was recently registered in the ... [Published Himalayan Times - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Aust journalist faces 7 years in Thai jail

AN Australian journalist and a Thai reporter have faced court in Phuket on charges of defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report which alleged security forces were involved in people smuggling.Alan Morison, 66, formerly of Melbourne, and local ... [Published Townsville Bulletin - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 4 reports

Cambodia convicts 13 of plot to oust govt

PHNOM PENH - A Cambodian court has sentenced 13 people to up to nine years in prison on treason charges denounced by rights campaigners as a "concocted" smear campaign against the opposition.The accused, including a refugee in Denmark, were convicted ... [Published Asiaone - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 7 reports

Govt facing battle over anti-terror bill

ISLAMABAD: The government is facing a battle to enact a tough anti-terror law rights activists and opposition parties have attacked as repressive.The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance allows security forces to detain suspects for up to 90 days without ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 7 reports

Tibetan refugees abused in Nepal, says rights body

KATHMANDU: Tibetan refugees living in Nepal face tighter curbs on freedom of expression and assembly as the tiny Himalayan nation succumbs to pressure from neighbour China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said yesterday.Nepal is home to more than 20,000 Tibetans ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 3 reports

Burma: Postpone Flawed Census To Avert Violence, Says HRW

Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international ... [Published Eurasia Review - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 2 reports

Rights Group Slams Proposed Curbs on Interfaith Marriage in Myanmar

Global advocacy group Human Rights Watch has slammed a proposed Myanmar law restricting interfaith marriage as “discriminatory,” warning it would deepen sectarian divides in the Buddhist-majority country as well as threaten religious freedom and women’s ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 2 reports

Human rights body denounces Taliban

:Human Rights Watch Tuesday denounced the Taliban for attacking a hotel here that killed an AFP correspondent, his wife and two of their children. The US group said in a statement that it extended its "deepest sympathies to the Afghan journalist community ... [Published ProKerala.com - Mar 25 2014]

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"be thinking about all the people that were injured and being thankful for the opportunity to be apart of the even" added Adams
"the vietnamese authorities are shaming themselves before domestic and international public opinion by staging yet another political trial of a peaceful critic" said Brad Adams, HRW's Asia director
washingtonpost.com The trial of Phuketwan's journalists is "unjustified and constitutes a dark stain on thailand's record for respecting media freedom" Brad Adams, the Asia director of New York-based Human Right Watch, said in an email
The navy "should have debated these journalists publicly if they had concerns with the story rather than insisting on their prosecution under the draconian computer crimes act and criminal libel statutes" Mr Adams said

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Thailand: Prominent Activist Feared ‘Disappeared’ [Published Human Rights Watch - 18 hours ago]
Several East TN runners choosing to run this ye... [Published WATE - Apr 19 2014]
Vietnam jails second blogger in a fortnight [Published Biz Community - Apr 18 2014]
Journalists In Thai Navy Defamation Case ‘Disap... [Published Eurasia Review - Apr 18 2014]
PhuketWATCH Heartbreak of Lost Ferry Kids; Navy... [Published Phuket Wan - Apr 18 2014]
International rights bodies take exception to T... [Published Himalayan Times - Apr 17 2014]
Aust journalist faces 7 years in Thai jail [Published Weekly Times Now - Apr 17 2014]
Two journalists charged with defaming Thai navy [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 17 2014]
Phuket Reporters Held in Cells for Five Hours O... [Published Phuket Wan - Apr 17 2014]
Pulitzer prize, Reuters, Rohingya, the Thai Nav... [Published Asian Correspondent - Apr 17 2014]
Thailand charges reporters over Pulitzer-winnin... [Published Malaysia Edge - Apr 17 2014]
Australian journalist Alan Morison spends time ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 17 2014]
Human rights groups ask Nepal to reject draft T... [Published DNA India - Apr 17 2014]
Aust journalist faces 7 years in Thai jail [Published Townsville Bulletin - Apr 17 2014]
News duo face prison [Published Bangkok Post - Apr 17 2014]
Int'l human rights bodies say amnesty provision... [Published Nepalnews.com - Apr 17 2014]
Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 17 2014]
Journalists Face Jail Time For Republishing Reu... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 16 2014]
Time For Reuters to Speak Up on Media Freedom, ... [Published Phuket Wan - Apr 16 2014]
Journalists to face court over reporting [Published WDSU New Orleans - Apr 15 2014]
House of Lord's hearing on Bangladesh [Published Human Rights Watch - Apr 14 2014]
Cambodia convicts 13 of plot to oust govt [Published Asiaone - Apr 12 2014]
Phuket Expats Say They Support a Street Protest... [Published Phuket Wan - Apr 12 2014]
Cambodia convicts 13 over treason plot [Published The Gulf Today - Apr 12 2014]
Cambodian Court Convicts 13 Over 'Plot to Toppl... [Published Radio Free Asia - Apr 12 2014]
Govt facing battle over anti-terror bill [Published Qatar Peninsula - Apr 11 2014]
New Mexico collegiate bullrider killed in rodeo... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 11 2014]
Govt faces fight over tough anti-terror law [Published Pakistan Today - Apr 11 2014]
Pakistan Government Faces Fight over Tough Anti... [Published Naharnet - Apr 11 2014]
Cambodia sends 13 to prison for insurrection plot [Published EveningSun.com - Apr 11 2014]
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Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Nepal Proposed Measure Contravenes International Law (New York) – Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) bill introduced in parliament on ...
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Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Thailand Burning, Beheadings of Bodies Mark Renewed Terror Campaign (New York) – Separatist groups in Thailand’s southern border provinces have killed at least five Thai Buddhist women, mutilating three of their bodies, ...
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