Published by Asia Time
By Adam Boutzan
Successful rebellions are inherently unpredictable. The middle-class revolt that recently toppled the Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali regime in Tunisia can only be explained in retrospect; hardly anyone, apparently, saw it coming.
Analysts now are pointing to the combustible mix of too many educated young people and too few jobs, a "kleptocratic elite", and the failure of the state security apparatus to defend the regime when the chips were down.
Saigon (Prey Nokor) City, Mekong Delta
February 14, 2011
A local Khmer-Krom, named Mr. Lam Huol has been wrongly jailed at the “Ba` Lai” prison in Saigon City (renamed Ho Chi Minh City), due to the corruption scheme inside the police force.
Mr. Lam Huol was born in Gia Rai district, Bac Lieu province, the Mekong Delta (south Vietnam). He has moved to Saigon City to find work.
UNPO PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 2, 2011
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UNPO Celebrates 20 Years of Nonviolent Struggle
The Peace Palace in The Hague, seat of the International Court of Justice, plays host to Vice President of Zanzibar and Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Republic of Abkhazia during commemorative activities marking 20th anniversary of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization.
25 January 2011
Posted on UN Human Rights
Ban Ki-moon Says Special Procedures Allow Human Rights Council to Shine Light on Abuses Everywhere
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Human Rights Council this afternoon at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, saying that for the Council to fulfil its mandate it had to be seen as impartial and fair and it could not be seen as being ruled by special interests.
Posted by NewAmericaMedia.org Jan 25, 2011.
The Vietnam government intensified its repression of activists and dissidents during 2010, and cracked down harshly on freedom of expression, association, and assembly, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2011.
The 649-page report, Human Rights Watch’s 21st annual review of human rights practices around the globe, summarizes major human rights developments in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. In Vietnam, bloggers, human rights defenders, workers rights activists, and democracy and anti-corruption campaigners faced intimidation, arrest, torture, and imprisonment, Human Rights Watch said.
Reported by VOA NEWS
The U.S. State Department says it has lodged a strong protest with the Vietnamese government after police in the city of Hue roughed up a U.S. diplomat and slammed a car door on his legs.
On December 23, 2010, VOKK broadcasted an interview between the VOKK’s reporter and Venerable Thach Thuol who has been summoned many times by the Vietnamese authorities regarding to his connection with Venerable Kim Muol. Venerable Kim Muol used to be imprisoned by the Vietnamese government because of involving with the peaceful demonstration to demand for religious freedom in Kampuchea-Krom. Ven. Kim Muol is currently living in Sweden as a political asylum seeker.
[Updated: Mr. Chau Hen is now currently imprisoned at Tri Ton's Police prison]
According to a trusted source from Chau Lang village, Triton district, An Giang province, around 1 pm, December 17, 2010, Mr. Chau Hen and His wife went back home after two years seeking for refugee status in Bangkok.
December 16, 2010
Published by UNPFII - Headline News
The United States has announced that it endorses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Richard J. Brennan | Ottawa Bureau
Published by thestar.com
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper has offered to sit down with Canada’s native leaders to discuss problems plaguing aboriginal communities across the country.
Harper’s Dec. 8 letter was made public at the end of a three-day Assembly of First Nations conference in Gatineau, Que., which put the spotlight on several issues, including the need for education, health care, housing and potable water.