Indonesia

Activists: Indonesia’s attempt to address past rights abuses risks perpetuating impunity

The president announced the establishment of a team to get to the truth about past human rights excesses.

Bangladesh

UN high commissioner calls for impartial, transparent probe into alleged Bangladesh abuses

Michelle Bachelet discussed allegations of enforced disappearances involving elite police unit, secret prison.

Philippines

US lawmakers can’t talk to former Philippine senator jailed on drug charges

Congressional delegation visiting Manila must not interact with Leila de Lima at detention center, national police say.

Malaysia

Drama at Najib’s final hearing as lead lawyer asks to be excused

However, the Federal Court denied the lead counsel’s request.

Thailand

Thai court dismisses Mekong River activists’ case against Xayaburi Dam in Laos

The Thai Supreme Administrative Court rejected claims that buying power from the dam would cause environmental damage.

Bangladesh

UN high commissioner calls for impartial, transparent probe into alleged Bangladesh abuses

Michelle Bachelet discussed allegations of enforced disappearances involving elite police unit, secret prison.

Despair deepens for Bangladesh's climate migrants