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Leading Marcos Critic Arrested On Cyber-Libel Charges
August 09, 2022

Leading Marcos Critic Arrested On Cyber-Libel Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
Walden Bello's arrest is an indication that the Philippines remains on the same downward human rights trajectory under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll
August 09, 2022

Majority Want Thai PM to Leave Office This Month: Poll

By Sebastian Strangio
Two-thirds of respondents agreed with the Thai opposition's argument that the leader's time as military junta chief should count toward his constitutional term limit.
Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election
August 08, 2022

Facebook, Instagram Purged Millions of Posts During Philippine Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The scale of Meta's content removals points to the sheer deluge of hate speech and disinformation that is flowing through the country's social media networks.

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos
August 08, 2022

What Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Can Learn from Fidel Ramos

By Mong Palatino
The late president's political legacy offers a blueprint for what the Marcos administration should do – and what it should avoid.

A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time
August 05, 2022

A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time

By Catherine Putz
The timing of an August 3 briefing on a months-old separatism case in Petropavl was no coincidence.

South Koreans Question President Yoon’s Decision to Skip Meeting with Pelosi
August 04, 2022

South Koreans Question President Yoon’s Decision to Skip Meeting with Pelosi

By Mitch Shin
Pelosi met her South Korean counterpart on Thursday, but could not meet South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol because of his summer vacation in Seoul. 

Indonesian FM Raises Trafficking Concerns During Cambodia Trip
August 04, 2022

Indonesian FM Raises Trafficking Concerns During Cambodia Trip

By Sebastian Strangio
Retno Marsudi's talks with the Cambodian police chief came days after 62 trafficked Indonesian nationals were freed from an online scam operation in Sihanoukville.
Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan
August 03, 2022

Pair of Pamiri Activists Disappear From Russia and Reappear in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Prominent Pamiri activists and figures have been pursued by the authorities through a variety of means, with those in Russia seemingly at the greatest risk of extradition or rendition.

Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office
August 03, 2022

Thai Opposition Seeks to Curtail PM Prayut’s Term in Office

By Sebastian Strangio
The Pheu Thai Party claims that the leader's time as the head of Thailand's junta should count toward his eight-year constitutional term limit.

Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency by Six Months
August 02, 2022

Myanmar Junta Extends State of Emergency by Six Months

By Sebastian Strangio
In a nationally televised speech, coup leader Min Aung Hlaing blamed "terrorists" for delaying the country's return to normalcy.

Bangkok’s New Governor is Sending Shockwaves Through Thailand’s Political Landscape
August 02, 2022

Bangkok’s New Governor is Sending Shockwaves Through Thailand’s Political Landscape

By Pattharapong Rattanasevee
The landslide victory and energetic governing style of Chadchart Sittipunt have implications for politics at the national level.
Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says
August 02, 2022

Philippines Will Not Rejoin International Criminal Court, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came after the Hague-based ICC sought to restart its investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

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