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Environmental Defenders Under Pressure Across Southeast Asia

A lack of U.S. engagement is contributing to a “declining, dictatorial and more dangerous environment” in Southeast Asia, where the abuse of fundamental rights is increasing alongside the killing of land activists, Human Rights Watch says.

Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch Asia division Phil Robertson was speaking at a forum held in Thailand late last month to discuss strategy and security in the face of a “global crackdown” against “environmental defenders.”

Read more at The Diplomat

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