Vietnam

Jailed Vietnamese climate activist to start hunger strike on Friday

The EU needs to raise such cases in bilateral rights dialogue, Human Rights Watch says.

Cambodia

Cambodia’s leader tells garment workers that opposition is pushing for sanctions

If next month’s election isn’t free, the E.U. could raise tariffs – a move that could cause factory closures.

Cambodia

Hun Sen says he’s no longer concerned Cambodian workers will be forced from Thailand

Earlier this week, the Cambodian leader worried that the new Thai government would target migrant workers.

North Korea

North Korea punishes ‘anti-socialist’ behavior with forced farm labor

Minor offenses result in a 5-day stint pulling weeds or planting rice.

Uyghur

Uyghur university student serving 13-year sentence for using VPN

Computer science major was arrested in 2017 for trying to evade censors and obtain ‘illegal information.’

Laos

Laos to proceed with seventh Mekong dam despite impact concerns

Affected residents of Laos and Thailand have had little say in the planning process.

Uyghur

Uyghur university student serving 13-year sentence for using VPN

Computer science major was arrested in 2017 for trying to evade censors and obtain ‘illegal information.’

“Villagers don’t need the dam,” Thai citizen living downstream from a planned Mekong River hydropower project in Laos