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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

Police arrest Reporters Sans Frontières correspondent, and obstruct justice in earlier arrests

Bangladesh: Nov. 29 - Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today strongly condemned the pre-dawn arrest of its correspondent, Saleem Samad, for having assisted two journalists working for British television's Channel-4, themselves arrested on 25 November. There has been no news of Samad since his arrest at 3 a.m. today in Dhaka. Another journalist was arrested yesterday in Chittagong for the same reason. In all, at least six persons are currently detained in this case.<

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon

Bangkok Nov. 29 : Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Rangoon last night at 11 o'clock from her 15-day trip to the Shan State. She took a short rest and attended a farewell party for an ambassador last night with the NLD spokesman U Lwin.

List of Political Prisoners released by the Burmese Junta on 21 November.

The names of all those Burmese political prisoners released is now given in this report. Out of those released on 21 November - 7 of them were females and all the others males.

Make war not love, Indian rebels told

Agartala, India (Reuters), Nov. 29: A separatist tribal guerrilla group in India's revolt-racked northeast has stopped recruiting women because too many male rebels were falling in love with them and eloping, police say.

Indias presence in SAARC can help remove mistrust with Pak

New Delhi,Friday, (PTI) November 29, 2002: Senior Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah today said India's participation in the SAARC summit in Islamabad could help open a "window of opportunity" to resolve all outstanding disputes with Pakistan and clear the atmosphere of "mistrust".

Canada - Saved my life.

Tim Naumetz - The Ottawa Citizen A Chinese woman who says she was tortured and beaten for practising Falun Gong thanked Canada yesterday for rescuing her from certain deportation back to China and more brutal treatment at the hands of Chinese officials attempting to suppress the movement.

New legislation in Bahrain allows impunity for human rights offences

Amnesty International has shown concern over the new legislation in Bahrain which allows impunity for human rights offences.

An Arab man in Oman has no political rights

By K.T.Rajasingham Oman is yet another Gulf Country situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Oman is one of the oil-rich countries in the Gulf and hereditary monarch runs the country.Unfortunately, an ordinary Arab Man in this country is denied of all the political rights.

Burma Military Junta released only 60 Prisoners and not 115 as claimed - NLD

Bangkok, Nov. 29: According to National League for Democracy, (NLD) Burmese Junta had released only 60 political prisoners were released on 21 November and not 115, as declared by the Burma’s Military regime.

Thai PM family is poorer: NCCC

Bangkok, Nov 28 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's family has a total asset of over Bt12.3 billion, a decline of about Bt2.3 billion, according to the Office of the National Commission of Counter Corruption (NCCC).

Burmese Government in exile renews pledge on the National Day, to work for Burmese Freedom.

Today is the 82nd anniversary of National Day of Burma. On this day, entire international community and the Burmese organizations for democracy inside and outside Burma urge for a genuine political talks to be held between the SPDC and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the peoples’ leader.

An Arab man in Kuwait has no political rights.

By K.T.Rajasingham Kuwait is one of the Gulf Countries situated in the Asian continent, which does not allow its Arab citizens any political rights. Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the Gulf and hereditary monarch runs the country.

UNHCR applauds court quashing deportation order for Sri Lankan refugee

By Min Lee, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News - Hong Kong , Nov. 29: The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees on Thursday praised a Hong Kong High Court decision to rescind an order to deport a Sri Lankan refugee who said he had been tortured by Sri Lankan police and military and feared returning home.

Sri Lankan government begins campaign for more autonomy in Tamil areas to end war

By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 - The government on Friday started a campaign to persuade Sri Lanka's politicians and people that the only way to permanently end the country's 19-year civil war is to grant greater autonomy to areas where the ethnic Tamil minority live.

Third meeting of the Sri Lanka Peace Talks will be held in Oslo.

By K.T.Rajasingham Third meeting of the first session of the peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is scheduled to start in Oslo from 02 to o5 December in Oslo, Norway.
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