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Police in China charged Chen Pin Lin, director of documentary “Not the Foreign Force,” with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” according to Chinese human rights news watchdogs Weiquanwang and Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch. The Thursday charges come after Chen’s arrest in January 2024. He has been in detention for more than a month. In [...]

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Chinese authorities arrested former Communist Party of China (CPC) Guizhou Provincial Committee secretary Sun Zhigang over alleged bribe-taking, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced Thursday. According to the National Supervisory Commission (NSC), the investigation into allegations of Sun’s corruption started in August 2023. In February, the NSC concluded that Sun engaged in nepotism, sought special [...]

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The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday called for the Myanmar government to investigate the killing of journalist Myat Thu Tan and prosecute the perpetrators. The journalist’s body was reportedly found buried in a bomb shelter in a Rakhine State military camp. His body, bearing signs of torture, was found along with six other political detainees. Since [...]

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The Junta-led governments of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger announced Thursday plans to proceed with the establishment of a confederation following a meeting among the Ministers of the Alliance of Sahel States (AOSS), a defense pact formed by the three juntas. The statement, released by the Malian Foreign Ministry, praises the pooling of resources and [...]

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