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Indian PM refuses to intervene in Jesuit priest’s case

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells church leaders outcome of case can only come from investigating agencies

Tibetan monk dies from beating in custody

Monk had briefly distributed leaflets and shouted slogans calling for Tibetan independence outside govt office, rights group says

US declares genocide being committed in China’s Xinjiang

I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uyghurs by the Chinese party-state, says US Secretary of State

North Korea cracks down on foreign media, speaking styles

Measures include up to 15 years in a prison camp for those caught with media from South Korea

‘Chilling effect’: Hong Kong civil servants told to take pro-govt oath

The whole environment for civil servants will change because of this, academic says

Vietnam steps up ‘chilling’ crackdown on dissent ahead of key Communist...

Public criticism of the party is not tolerated and groups which promote democratization are targeted by the authorities

US commission says China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims

US genocide declaration would mean countries would have to think hard about allowing companies to do business with Xinjiang

North Korea still tops countries where Christians face most persecution

‘Being discovered as a Christian in North Korea is a death sentence,’ says Open Doors report

Rights violations intensify in Vietnam, group says

Govt frequently punishes people for criticizing its authority, Human Rights Watch says

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

‘Another devastating blow’ for people who’ve ‘endured unspeakable hardship for years’

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