Though the Opposition has complained of the ban, the UN statement says that there has been an estimated 31 reported cases of social media and internet bans since 2012 in Jammu and Kashmir, and that this seems to be a “worrying pattern aimed at curbing protests and social unrest in the region”.
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There are currently 95 political prisoners incarcerated within Burma’s prisons with an additional 465 people awaiting trial. With the National Ceasefire Agreement anticipated to be signed in early October, it is imperative that all political, civil and ethnic activists be released so that they can be active participants in the peace talks.
Uyghurs face ban on Muslim names for children as China celebrates Xinjiang’s 60th anniversary
An international human rights group has called on Cambodia to stop treating Montagnards who claim to be fleeing persecution in Vietnam as “illegal aliens” and summarily deporting them, as four members of the Christian minority group arrived in the Cambodian capital to ask the United Nations for protection.
A group of South Korean LGBTI and human rights activists on Wednesday protested against the Gender Ministry’s recent order directing the Daejeon Metropolitan City to scrap articles that guarantee LGBTI rights in the city’s newly revised charter of gender equality, demanding an official apology and recognition of LGBTI rights as part of women’s rights.