Blogger released in mass amnesty in Burma

Bangkok, October 12, 2011 – The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today’s release of Burmese blogger and comedian Maung Thura, but  reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of at least 12 other  journalists on CPJ’s imprisoned list. Continue reading



The United Nations human rights office today said it is deeply distressed by the recent execution in Saudi Arabia of 10 men, eight of whom were foreign migrant workers, and called on the country to establish a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. The eight Bangladeshi migrant workers were beheaded in public in the capital, Riyadh, Continue reading