Sombath Somphone, an internationally acclaimed Lao community development worker, went missing in December under suspicious circumstances. Sixty-five civil society groups from across the region have written to the Lao government expressing grave concern.
A Letchumanan was one of six PSM activists who were detained without trial for over a month before being released. The six face charges in court in October. Fatimah Joseph tells us more about him.
More than two dozen Asian civil society groups have condemned the conviction of Sam Chankea, a Cambodian human rights defender, for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression.
P Ramakrishnan gives us a glimpse into the life and times of the late Fan Yew Teng, an extraordinary political activist who refused to be cowed or muzzled.
Wong Soak Koon pays tribute to the late lawyer’s passion for justice and fairplay, which might have seemed idealistic to those more inclined to the practical.
With her sparkle, wit, boundless energy, compassion and principled stand on human rights, Toni appeared like a star across the sky and a song in our hearts, writes Yeoh Seng Guan in a tribute.
It is high time intellectual ‘ivory towers’ are demolished and knowledge disseminated to what some may term as the ‘masses’, says Angeline Loh.