Democrat Boot

The Democrats have become the party of lies, tyranny, and sedition. Today’s Democrats represent global corporations, central banks, the global elite, and the Military Industrial Complex. They represent socialism. They represent gun control, open borders and abortion. They represent Silicon Valley and blatant censorship. They represent big government, higher taxes, and tyranny. They represent the destruction of the United States. The Democratic Party doesn’t care about the middle class or if people have jobs. They want a ‘Green New Deal and ‘climate change’ action, which means the mass destruction of energy jobs. “Lunch Bucket” Joe Biden told coal miners that he would shut down their jobs and that they should ‘learn to code.’ The Democrats want universal basic income. It’s a pittance designed to keep desperate serfs dependent on Lord Big Government. They want a cashless society to further control their serfs. We’ve already lost a lot of our rights. Thanks to rogue agencies such as the NSA, CIA, and FBI, our privacy and Fourth Amendment are gone. Thanks to the social media barons, our First Amendment is being obliterated. Google, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube obey China, not our Constitution. If China Joe is elected, he will attack our Second Amendment. The Democrats are now running their ‘pandemic’ game plan. Bill Gates and his medical goon, Dr. Fauci, made sure the Wuhan virus lab was fully funded. Masks are required just because Democrat mayors and governors say so. It’s about compliance, not safety. It’s a scam. Very few have died from the coronavirus. They quarantined and locked down millions of Americans who weren’t sick. Next the medical tyrants will demand we all get jabbed with their mandatory, DNA-altering vaccine that comes with tracking technology. It’s the mark of the beast. Tired of Patreon’s Censorship? You have a new choice! GrrrGraphics is Now on SubscribeStar, A free speech supporting alternative to Patreon, Support us there! Click to Join Hydroxychloroquine? It works, but according to corporate news and Silicon Valley media, we must ignore that and pay attention only to the global health “authorities.’ Obey Bill Gates, who has successfully purchased ’science’ and scientists for his own ends. Masks and vaccines are not about keeping us well. They’re about making us slaves. Dementia Joe Biden wants to make social distancing and masks a law. Wearing a dehumanizing mask will become a permanent requirement for the slaves. The slave masters won’t have to wear them. We’ve already seen Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Fauci pull theirs down when they thought they were off camera. Join the Fight against Fake News! Support Cartoons that shred the Democrat Narrative! Click to Donate If they can’t beat Trump fair and square, the Democrats will engineer a coup. It will be supported by massive amounts of propaganda and lies. Nancy Pelosi has already condemned Trump and the GOP as ‘domestic enemies.’ Obama’s generals and Deep State functionaries have also railed against Trump. They say he is “dangerous.” The Democrats have become the party of lies, tyranny, and sedition. —Ben Garrison ORANGE MAN GOOD Book- Your Favorite Trump Cartoons! Order Today Note: We are an Amazon Associate. Your purchases on Amazon via our links will support Ben and Tina’s cartoons- At no extra cost to you! Please click and send some love! Amazon Home Page More Cartoons

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Myanmar Parties Say Electoral Body Censored Their Campaign Speeches for Public TV

Two small political parties in Myanmar have accused the country’s election commission of censoring their campaign speeches to be aired on state broadcast media before general elections in November, in what rights activists say is a violation of freedom of speech in the nascent democracy. The Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS) and the Dawei Nationalities Party (DNP) said Tuesday that the Union Election Commission (UEC) edited policy criticism from campaign speeches to be broadcast on Myanmar state television (MRTV) and radio. The DPNS cancelled its government-allotted broadcast. The presidentially appointed UEC is responsible for organizing and overseeing the country’s elections and for vetting parliamentary candidates. Campaign broadcast rules require that political parties submit scripts of their speeches to the UEC for approval. All parties are given 15 minutes of airtime on state TV and radio to present their platforms to voters during the election campaign period from Sept. 8 to Nov. 6. State-owned MRTV and radio channels are broadcasting the campaign speeches on a rotational basis, with fewer than 30 of the country’s 90 parties taking part so far. DPNS candidates are vying for parliamentary sets in 16 electoral districts, while DNP candidates are contesting for eight seats in the 28-member regional parliament in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region. The DPNS, a political party associated with the country’s broader democracy movement, cancelled its broadcasts scheduled to be aired on Tuesday because the UEC cut the mention of controversial topics from its speech, said party chairman Aung Moe Zaw. The deleted topics included the Letpadaung copper mining project in Sagaing region, disputes over farmland in a village in Ayeyarwady region, and a cement factory project opposed by residents of Aungthabyae village in Mandalay region, he said. The UEC also deleted part of the campaign speech that quoted a UNICEF report to highlight the impoverished conditions of children in Myanmar and a reference to young people as an “oppressed” class who shun government employment because of discrimination, Aung Moe Zaw said. “Parties have the right to express their visions and statements freely, [but] now the UEC is limiting what they can say in their campaign speeches,” he told RFA’s Myanmar Service. “This is problematic.” “Limiting the contents of campaign messages is not good,” he added. “I don’t think the UEC has the authority to limit our campaign speeches.” ‘An abuse of power’ Similarly, Thurein Hlaing, secretary of the DNP, said the UEC removed parts of his campaign speech on the rights of the Dawei (Tavoy) ethnic people and the higher cost of electricity in Tanintharyi region. “We are touching on issues about socioeconomic conditions,” he told RFA. “We are also speaking out about the rights of our ethnic group — our lack of self-determination and rights as a minority group.” The party’s speech addressed inequities in power rates with Tanintharyi residents having to pay 200-1,000 kyats (U.S. $0.15-0.75) more per kilowatt per hour of electricity than people in other parts of Myanmar, and questioned whether they were considered second-class citizens. The DNP also contended in the speech that ethnic Dawei groups had been incorrectly classified as one of the ethnically predominant Bamar groups, leading to losses of rights as a minority group and a lack of self-determination in their region. Thurein Hlaing said he sees no reason why the election commission cut parts of the speech because the DNP had not violated rules on hate speech, or disregarded the sovereignty of the state or the unity of the people. “They don’t have the right to do it. It is an abuse of their power,” he said. RFA contacted the UEC for comment, but no one responded as of publication time. Myo Nyunt, spokesman of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, said he was not aware of the cases, and had no control over the UEC. The party is fielding more than 1,000 candidates in the Nov. 8 vote, about 80 percent of whom are seeking reelection to their parliamentary seats. ‘Violating right to free speech’ Rights activists criticized the UEC’s move as an infringement on free speech and blasted the election commission for abusing its authority. Maung Saungkha, executive director of Athan, an activist organization he founded to promote the right to freedom of expression in Myanmar, said censoring campaign speeches is a violation of freedom of expression. “The commission should evaluate the content on the basis of whether it is discriminatory or defamatory,” he told RFA. “I found that the censored speeches did not fall into either category,” he said. “They were just touching on the issues of politically persecuted groups and the hardships of ordinary people.” “The UEC is not only abusing its authority, but also violating the right to free speech,” Maung Saungkha added. Aye Kyaw, executive director of Open Myanmar Initiative, said censoring campaign speeches is not appropriate in terms of international standards and that the UEC doesn’t have the right to do it. In August, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the UEC to change its rules governing political parties’ access to state-owned broadcast media to ensure that all parties could present their positions without undue interference. The UEC stipulated in a July announcement that it would pre-approve all political broadcasts “under overly broad and vague restrictions on what political parties can say,” thereby violating international standards for the protection of freedom of speech, according to HRW. “The UEC’s regulations hamstring the political opposition by effectively prohibiting any criticism of the government, existing laws, and the military,” said Linda Lakhdhir, HRW’s Asia legal adviser, in a printed statement. “Doing so strikes at the heart of political speech and campaigning, and seriously undermines the fairness of the electoral process,” she said. International standards call for a transparent and independent body that is separate from the UEC to set and regulate broadcast content during elections without prior approval or undue limitation on topics, HRW said. Nearly 7,000 candidates from more than 90 parties, as well as independents, are vying during the elections for 1,171 seats available in both houses of the national parliament and in state and regional legislatures. Reported by Kyaw Lwin Oo for RFA’s Myanmar Service. Translated by Ye Kaung Myint Maung. Written in English by Roseanne Gerin.

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Hong Kong Journalists Condemn Police Controls on Press Passes

Journalists' associations in Hong Kong on Tuesday hit out at changes to regulations enabling the city's police force to decide who is an accredited journalist.Amendments to the Hong Kong Police Force General Orders -- which were brought in without consulting with press associations -- will mean that the authorities decide who is and is not a reporter, an open letter from the Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) and seven other press associations said."[This] fundamentally changes the existing system in Hong Kong," the statement, which was posted to the HKJA's website on Tuesday, said."It will be no different to an official accreditation system, which will seriously impede press freedom in Hong Kong, leading the city toward authoritarian rule," the association said.The statement came after the police wrote to four media associations warning them that press accreditation issued by the HKJA and the Hong Kong Press Photographers' Association would no longer be recognized by the police when deciding who is to be allowed to cover an event.Instead, only those working for media outlets registered with the Hong Kong government, or "renowned and well-known" non-local outlets will be regarded as accredited, a designation that can protect journalists from police violence and arrest when covering breaking news.The police claimed that the move followed an "exchange of views" with the media, but the HKJA statement said its requests for meetings with the police had been repeatedly turned down."We simply cannot understand the police’s statement that they have heeded our views," the statement said.Broken promisesHong Kong was promised continued press freedom under its mini-constitution, the Basic Law, and once operated a freewheeling approach to journalists from any media outlet, ranking highly in global indexes of press freedom.The changes to the police rules will mean that freelance reporters and media outlets not registered with the government are unable to cover events with a police presence without risking being treated as troublesome bystanders."The police must not use administrative means to censor the media and in doing so, harm the rights of Hongkongers," the HKJA statement said.It said the police claim to have discovered "fake reporters" covering events in Hong Kong who "obstructed and attacked" police officers were unfounded, and that no concrete evidence had been offered to support it.The HKJA said it had issued 99 press passes under a strict vetting process since January 2020, in accordance with its constitution.It said the police had failed to provide any evidence that the HKJA's vetting and accreditation process was being abused in any way.HKJA deputy chairman Ronson Chan said the ruling would affect reporters trying to cover front-line news, such as protests, with a strong police presence."It means that journalists who have a press pass issued by the HKJA will still not be allowed to carry out front-line reporting assignments," Chan told RFA. "This is a huge obstacle to press freedom.""The police are effectively slashing the numbers of journalists ... who will be permitted to report from the scene of breaking news stories," he said.Citizen journalists will largely also be prevented from operating on such assignments.Pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui said citizen journalists were largely responsible for ensuring that the public got to know about a police raid on Prince Edward MTR station on Aug. 31, 2019."The scenes of police beating up Hongkongers on Aug. 31 were made available by citizen journalists," Hui told RFA. "That was pretty important, right -- don't we think that the public had a right to know about that?""What right do the police have to abuse their powers by forcing such requirements on online journalists and citizen reporters?" Hui said.Threat of screening banMeanwhile, Hong Kong's Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration (OFNAA) has told the producers of two documentaries about last year's protest movement that they must add a disclaimer to their films or face a screening ban in the city.Ying E Chi Cinema, producers of “Taking Back the Legislature" and "Inside the Red Brick Wall" about the storming of Hong Kong's Legislative Council and the police siege of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, said Hong Kong officials had tried to "coerce" the films' directors into making statements against their will.In a statement on its Facebook page, Ying E Chi said OFNAA had insisted on editing the film to protect the government's official line on the protest movement, and insisted that the films carry unsourced disclaimers that they depicted "criminal actions."In the case of "Taking Back the Legislature," the disclaimer reads: "This film records the serious incident of the storming of the Legislative Council Complex on 1 July 2019. Some of those depictions or acts may constitute criminal offences under prevailing laws."A similar disclaimer was required for “Inside the Red Brick Wall," with an additional warning that "some of the contents or commentaries in the film may be unverified or misleading."Ying E Chi said they were initially contacted about editing changes to the films and the disclaimers around one month after the ruling Chinese Communist Party imposed a draconian national security law on Hong Kong, which includes clauses banning speech that could promote a poor image of the Hong Kong or Chinese authorities."We would hate to have the truth buried by the Hong Kong government or to let those in power rewrite history," the company said, urging others to make the story known.Reported by Tseng Yat-yiu and Gigi Lee for RFA's Mandarin and Cantonese Services. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

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Is Rumble Ready to Rumble?

Please respect our republishing guidelines - Click Here Is it possible that conservative content producers can get out from under the censorious boot on their necks? After years of being throttled on social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, right-leaning figures soon might be allowed to express their views without punishment. Conservative radio host and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino has taken a significant step in promoting another means of mass communication for the right. He recently announced that he acquired an equity stake in Rumble, an online video-sharing site similar to YouTube and Vimeo. His objective is to compete with these other companies by pushing a platform that supports free speech. Bongino Takes the Plunge In an exclusive interview with The Washington Examiner, Bongino explained his reasons for buying into Rumble. “We need a home,” he said. “We need somewhere to go where conservative views won’t be discriminated against.” Dan Bongino The radio host stated that YouTube demonetized about 80% of “The Dan Bongino Show” because it contains right-leaning content. “I’m sick of it, and I wanted to do something about it.” On Sept. 21, Bongino posted “The Dan Bongino Show” to Rumble before uploading it to his YouTube channel. “YouTube is crushing conservative voices. I’m not going to sit around and take their bullshit anymore,” Bongino said on Sept. 16. “They think alienating & discriminating against major content producers is a long-term business plan. It’s not. I’ll have a big announcement about this fight on my show … ” This isn’t the first time Bongino has aligned himself with platforms that respect free speech. In June, he declared that he was partnering with Parler, a social media platform, in reaction to widespread censorship of conservatives on Twitter. Is Rumble the Solution Conservatives Need? The censoring of conservative voices on social media developed into a significant issue over the past four years. While companies deny the accusations that they unfairly target right-leaning voices, it has become apparent that most conservatives are not buying their protestations. Alternative media have given conservatives an effective way to subvert the influence of the corporate press. Video content, in particular, has proven highly effective at reaching new audiences and showing the American public a competing view. It has allowed the right to use media other than talk radio to push back against the narratives that progressive media promote. Companies like Rumble will likely not cause much financial damage to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms. But it could be the ultimate solution for conservative content creators who have lost money after being censored or even de-platformed. If conservatives have a video platform that offers the ability to earn money for creating content, it means that progressive-leaning companies lose a certain amount of leverage. No longer will conservatives fear losing their source of income due to the capricious nature of the companies that host their material. Perhaps this type of shift is what’s needed. Not only that, but this could also inspire conservatives to more boldly express their views. If it works the way it’s intended, the machinations of the online left may backfire. By attempting to squelch free speech, they may end up ultimately promoting it. ~ Read more from Jeff Charles.

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Chinese Lawyer Who Reported From Wuhan Detained, 'in Good Health'

Chinese lawyer-turned-citizen journalist Chen Qiushi, who was detained after reporting from the front line of the coronavirus epidemic in the central city of Wuhan, remains "under the supervision" of the authorities, a close friend has said.Chen's friend and mixed martial arts (MMA) star Xu Xiaodong said via a statement on YouTube that Chen is in good health, but has yet to return home."[Chen] Qiushi is still under the supervision of a certain agency and hasn't come home yet," Xu said."According to sources in China, Hong Kong and Japan, he has no money ... and never incited anyone [to subversion]," Xu said. "He has never been in touch with any opposition groups overseas.""For the time being, there will be no prosecution or trial."Taiwan's Central News Agency also quoted friends of Chen's as saying he remains under incommunicado detention.Chen was taken away by police on Feb. 6 after he started livestreaming from hospitals in Wuhan.Similar treatment was meted out to rights activist and citizen journalist Fang Bin, who was detained on Feb. 9, and to a former anchor with state broadcaster CCTV, Li Zehua, who was detained on Feb. 26.One of Chen's last broadcasts was from the newly built prefabricated hospital in Wuhan, which he had reached on a borrowed electric motor scooter, and which he described as "not fit to house infectious disease patients, as it was obviously designed to be a battlefield hospital."'I will carry on reporting'In a video posted about the events of Jan. 29, Chen had already expressed concerns that the authorities were on his trail."I have the coronavirus in my face, and the entire law enforcement system of China on my tail," he said. "But I will carry on reporting from Wuhan for as long as I am still alive.""If I'm not afraid to die, why would I fear the Communist Party?"Meanwhile, authorities in Beijing have denied an application for bail for former Tsinghua University professor Geng Xiaonan and her husband, who were detained after she spoke out on behalf of a number of prominent Chinese dissidents, including Chen Qiushi.A Sept. 16 notice issued by the Beijing police depart rejected Geng's lawyer's bail application.Geng and her husband were detained earlier this month on suspicion of "illegal business activities" linked to the publishing company they run together.The U.S. State Department has expressed concern about their detention.U.S.-based lawyer Chen Jiangang said China's legal system has no concept of rule of law, and functions simply to further the interests of the ruling Chinese Communist Party."China does not have the rule of law, only the rule of man," Chen Jiangang told RFA in a recent interview."The law is only applied to limit and suppress, and is of no use when it comes to ensure that the authorities govern according to law," he said, adding that the problem has worsened under the rule of general secretary Xi Jinping.He said defense attorneys are of little use, because China's party-controlled judicial system limits what they can do.Reported by Mia Ping-Chieh Chen for RFA's Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

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Cambodian Rappers Are Denied Help by Government Lawyers, NGOs Move to Assist

Two Cambodian rappers charged with ‘inciting’ public discontent over the 35-year rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen are ineligible for assistance from a legal team set up by the government to defend the poor, Cambodian sources told RFA Thursday.Rappers Kea Sokun and Long Puthera were arrested this month in Siem Reap province after releasing songs criticizing the Cambodian government’s handling of its border dispute with Vietnam and suggesting that Hun Sen’s lack of leadership had led to Cambodia’s economic decline.They are now being held awaiting trial on charges of “incitement to commit a felony or cause social unrest” under Article 495 of Cambodia’s Penal Code, Siem Reap Provincial Court spokesman Chhuon Sophana told RFA on Tuesday.Cambodian NGOs have now sent or requested lawyers to defend the pair, with Am Sam Ath—deputy director of the rights group Licadho—saying the two rappers had only voiced their views and had not committed any crime.“They had simply expressed their views through music, which was not a case of incitement. Their arrest is a violation of their basic rights,” he said.Licadho is sending a lawyer to defend Kea Sokun, while the group Legal Aid of Cambodia will represent Long Puthera. Chan Chamroeun, Siem Reap provincial coordinator for the rights group Adhoc, said that he has also asked for lawyers who will request the pair be freed on bail.Phum Bunphann, a Siem Reap lawyer working for Hun Sen’s team of legal volunteers, meanwhile told RFA on Thursday that he cannot defend the pair, saying he can provide services only “to the poor, to vulnerable women, and to women facing issues with the law.”“We help the poor, but we can’t help everyone. Clients must meet certain criteria,” he said.Flu spreads in prisonsThe rappers’ arrests—part of a sweep against youth activists, labor unionists, and environmentalists—come as Cambodian NGOs have voiced concern over inmates’ health amid a severe influenza outbreak in the country’s overcrowded prisons, with Adhoc member and former prisoner Ny Sokha urging Cambodia’s Ministry of Health to take immediate action to stop the further spread of the disease.“The Prison Department should distance inmates from each other according to instructions from the Ministry of Health.  When I was in prison, we had skin diseases and could easily spread infections from one person to another,” he said.Ministry of Health spokesman Ly Sovann confirmed to RFA that severe influenza is spreading rapidly in the prisons, while a Ministry statement on Sept. 16 said the flu is spreading in jails, pagodas, and villages in the provinces of Takeo, Preah Vihear, Koh Kong, Battambang, and Banteay Meanchey.Though many monks fell ill last week, none tested positive for COVID-19, Sy Lovann said, adding that the flu is now spreading more quickly during the rainy season.Nuth Savana, spokesman for the Prison Department, meanwhile said outbreaks have occurred in three prisons in Koh Kong, Kampong Chama and Preah Vihear. He provided no details on how many inmates are now infected, but said that the department is working closely with health officials to prevent a further spread.“We are handling this with the same procedures that we use for Covid-19. We have also given the prisoners pills, and they are getting better,” he said.New wave of arrestsThe Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said last week that it had documented the arrest of 24 human rights campaigners since popular labor leader Rong Chhun, the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, was taken into custody July 31, including eight in September alone.The wave of arrests come three years after opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha’s September 2017 arrest over an alleged plot to overthrow the government with the help of Washington. Cambodia’s Supreme Court banned his party in November that year for its supposed role in the scheme.The move to dissolve the CNRP marked the beginning of a wider crackdown by Hun Sen on the political opposition, NGOs, and the independent media that paved the way for his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to win all 125 seats in parliament in the country’s July 2018 general election.Reported by RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Richard Finney.

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‘Cancelled’ demonstrates how cancel culture has gotten out of hand

Cancel Culture has gotten out of hand, and we are seeing the results of it out in the streets now in 2020. The Black Lives Matter riots, the Antifa criminal activity and the overall focus on cancelling anyone we disagree with has become standard procedure in today’s day of extreme polarization. We need to put an end to this attack strategy, and the lineup for Cancelled: Enough is Enough! is doing everything they can to make sure that we Cancel Cancel Culture! I had the honor of getting to interview each of these defenders of Free Speech, most of whom have been on the receiving end of getting cancelled. Nick Searcy is a Hollywood actor featured in a long list of feature films and hit television shows, including The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Justified and Fried Green Tomatoes. One of his big concerns with Cancel Culture is that Hollywood is controlling storytelling, taking away the voice of writers, directors and actors. Storytelling is getting ruined by the authoritarian control, only allowing particular narratives to be included in any of the content being put out by the major studios. He is currently working with Creado Studios to create a platform to give the power of storytelling back to creators, all without the censorship off Hollywood. Michelle Shocked is a Grammy Award Nominated musician who has been on the receiving end of multiple attempts to cancel her. Although she is quite progressive, loves Black Lives Matter and strong support of AOC, she also sees the danger of Cancel Culture and is doing what she can to end it. In 2013, she was launching a three month tour that got cancelled after the first night due to the outrage mob who took something that she said out of context, took to social media and then pressured the concert promoters to cancel her entire tour. During this conversation, we discuss the difference between boycotting and cancelling, and that’s an important distinction. Michelle also points out the role that Social Media and Big Tech have played in the development of Cancel Culture. Dr Robert Oscar Lopez, aka Bobby Lopez, was fired from his position at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary simply for discussing how sex abuse plays into LGBTQ issues, sharing his experience of coming out of the homosexual lifestyle. There’s also a larger problem within academia in general that has led to the complete rooting out of conservative voices, even among Evangelical colleges and seminaries. Bobby exposed the problem of money and influence within the education system, and then dove into what we can do to fix these problems, which included eliminating tenure and governmental oversight to protect conservatives being persecuted within the academic world. Denise McAllister brings the event to a close, refocusing all of our attention onto the root problem: a lack of objective truth. Truth has now become something subjective in today’s post-modern world. 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Rights Groups Call For Release of Lao Blogger ‘Mouay’ On Anniversary of Arrest

Rights groups called on Laos this week to free a Lao blogger arrested a year ago and jailed for five years for criticizing the government’s handling of floods in a Facebook post, saying she did not deserve punishment for expressing her opinions online. Houayheuang Xayabouly, 30, also known by her nickname Mouay, was arrested Sept. 12, 2019, a week after she voiced her concern about the government response to flooding in the country’s southern Champassak and Salavan provinces in a Facebook Live video. The delayed government response had left many Lao villagers stranded and cut off from help, she said in the video, which was viewed more than 150,000 times. When she was sentenced in November to five years under Article 117 of Laos’ Criminal Code, state media reported she confessed to her crime in detention. A Champassak official told RFA at the time that Mouay was "guilty of campaigning against, defaming, and attempting to overthrow the party, state, and government." “Lao authorities should release Mouay and apologize to her and her family for jailing her,” Phil Robertson—deputy director of the Asia-Pacific region for Human Rights Watch—told RFA’s Lao Service Monday. “She did nothing to deserve her punishment. She only expressed her opinion, and the Lao government should have listened and responded to this, and not jailed her,” Robertson said, adding that he is concerned about Mouay’s health and living conditions the Champassak provincial jail, where she is being held. Bounthone Chanthavong-Wiese, president of the Germany-based Alliance for Democracy in Laos, noted that Mouay has already been in jail for a year. “I want to demand that the Lao [People’s Democratic Republic] government free Mouay immediately, because she did nothing that would have harmed the country.” Also speaking to RFA, former Thai Human Rights Commission member Angkana Nilapaijit said all that Mouay did “was to exercise her rights as a human being and exercise her freedom,” while a Thai-based Lao activist noted that anyone convicted of a political crime in Laos “will be punished forever.” “Even after being released, you will never be totally free. You will be held under house arrest and closely monitored,” the activist said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Attempts by RFA to reach Mouay’s family members and the Champassak Police Department for comment met with no response. Others also held Other Lao Facebook users have been detained and jailed on similar charges, including three young Lao workers who criticized the Lao government in Facebook postings while living in Thailand. Somphone Phimmasone, Lod Thammavong, and Soukan Chaithad disappeared in March 2016 after returning to Laos to renew their passports. Charged with criticizing the Lao government online while working abroad, the three were sentenced in a secret trial to terms ranging from 12 to 20 years in rulings described as harsh and unjust by rights groups worldwide. Last month, Sangkhane Phachanvanthong became the latest known victim of a government that locks up citizens who post popular gripes and mild criticism on Facebook about graft and abuses in the impoverished one-party state. Sangkhane “Thitsy” Phachanthavong was arrested at his home in southern Laos on Aug. 26 and is being questioned in jail about links to “an anti-government group of overseas Laotians,” police sources told RFA. The arrest on Aug. 26 of was condemned by human rights groups. In June 2019, a Lao resident of Poland named Bounthanh Thammavong was released from prison after serving a four-year term for saying on Facebook that there was no press freedom in Laos. In an annual survey of press freedom released in April, Laos was ranked 172 out of 180 countries for 2019 by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which said the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary Party “exercises total control over the media.” Reported by RFA’s Lao Service. Translated by Max Avary. Written in English by Richard Finney.

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