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  • China writer goes on trial for media censorship protest after long delay

    The long-awaited trial of a prominent Chinese writer and activist resumed in southern China on Friday, more than two months after his lawyers boycotted an earlier hearing with Beijing showing little sign of easing its clampdown against rights campaigners.
  • In Afghanistan, women face entrenched harassment

     In Afghanistan, women face entrenched harassment
    Twenty-nine-year-old Masouma was walking down a street in Kabul one day recently when a boy no older than 5 tried to grab her. She moved to avoid him, but what he did next, she recalled, spoke volumes about attitudes toward women and girls in the Afghan...

    Thai election pushed back to 2016: deputy PM

    A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May, had previously hinted...

    Thai court sentences five to death in war-torn south

    A Thai court sentenced to death five suspected Muslim separatists convicted of killing four soldiers, prompting Human Rights Watch to accuse the government of applying "double standards" in the turbulent south. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist but...

    Jordan sending refugees back into Syria, Human Rights Watch says

    Jordan has sent Syrian refugees, including wounded civilians and unaccompanied minors, back across the border in violation of international responsibilities, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The New York-based monitor issued a statement accusing Jordan...