Human Rights

Over 10,000 people appealed to President Ma of Taiwan to put his promise of taxation reform into practice.


UN refugee agency calls on Thailand not to forcibly return Myanmar nationals

Two women refugees and their children in one of the camps on the Thailand-Myanmar border

Congresswoman Judy Chu Appeals for Asian-Americans’ Rights Voice out to President Ma for justice in taxation system

Dr. Judy (second from right) Chu was the special guests for 2005 World Summit of Love and Peace (From left, to right Mayor Benjamin “Frank” Venti of the Monterey Park City; Dr. Hong Tao-Tze; Mayor Wen P. Chang of Diamond Bar City)

After 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Is Repealed, What's Next?

Tuesday: Former U.S. Air Force Major Michael D. Almy (L) hugs House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, after she signed legislation repealing "don't ask, don't tell." It's now on the president's desk, awaiting his signature today.

United States’ backing for indigenous rights treaty hailed at UN

Colombian indigenous children in jungle settlements in Panama

Afghanistan: a people trapped between sides

The main conflict-related challenges faced by Afghans in 2010 will persist in 2011, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today.

INDONESIA: NGOs allege government impunity in Papua

Papuans remain among Indonesia's poorest, despite the province's natural wealth

Puerto Rico Student Strike 2010

Students offer flowers to police officers. Photo by Ricardo Alcaraz of Diálogo. Republished under a CC License.

Clarification relating to the appeal for pardon for Rizana Nafeek

The campaign to seek pardon for Rizana Nafeek needs to be continued as there has been no change in her situation. Her file is now pending before His Royal Highness the King of Saudi Arabia who can make one of the following three decisions:

• To pardon and release her,

• To reconfirm the death sentence, in which case the execution will be imminent,

• To leave the file without a decision.

Dallas Man, Associated with Local Street Gang, Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison, Without Parole, For Shooting a Federal Agent

Defendant Also Pleads Guilty to Drug and Firearm Offenses

Gary Montgomery, a/k/a “G-Bone,” 39, pleaded guilty this morning, before Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater, to assaulting a federal officer, distributing crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Montgomery, and other members/associates of violent local street gangs who allegedly ran a drug distribution conspiracy in the Highland Hills and Pleasant Grove areas in Dallas, were arrested on September 2, 2010. Montgomery is associated with the Highland Hills Posse street gang.