Ian D'Elia

Cambodia Opposition Party Perseveres In Face Of Hun Sen Crackdown

Despite a widening crackdown on dissent by the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) persists, and with it the country’s abiding hope for democracy. For nearly three years, the CPP has been carrying out an aggressive, systematic campaign to wipe out all political opposition and […]

Kyrgyzstan Protesters Seize Parliament Over Election Results Marred By Vote-Rigging

Thousands of protestors in the Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek stormed the country’s parliament on October 5th angry over the results of an allegedly rigged election from the previous day. As the demonstration turned violent, one person died, and hundreds sustained injuries. According to Al Jazeera and the BBC, the events follow […]

The Rohingya Genocide, Three Years On

The genocide against the predominantly Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar has persisted for just over three years. Though the history of the Rohingya’s oppression under the Burmese majority spans many decades, the ongoing crisis was instigated by a military crackdown in August 2017, driven by Myanmar’s recent resurgence of […]

Activists Demand UN Investigation Of “Genocide” Against China’s Uighur Minority

Nearly two dozen activist organizations and sixteen experts on genocide from American and European universities have implored the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate China’s human rights violations against the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang. The open letter to the UN, signed by groups including the Uyghur Human […]

India Student Leader Umar Khalid Arrested Over Delhi Riots

A prominent student activist has been arrested under anti-terrorism laws for his alleged role in February’s deadly riots in Delhi. Umar Khalid, 33, was taken into custody around 11pm local time on September 13th. The law under which Khalid has been arrested, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), was amended […]