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Benedict Rogers
Benedict Rogers, a rights activist and journalist, is the East Asia team leader of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief. Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Hong Kong and China, his area of specialisation.

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World leaders absent without leave as Myanmar burns

World leaders absent without leave as Myanmar burns

09 August, 2021

The collective failure to tackle an issue that could unravel into a regional crisis with global implications is staggering

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Time to confront the Chinese emperor with no clothes

Time to confront the Chinese emperor with no clothes

05 August, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party is so riddled with insecurity that it is afraid of a children's book about sheep and wolves

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Remember six brave heroes of Myanmar's democracy struggle

Remember six brave heroes of Myanmar's democracy struggle

02 August, 2021

Six months on from the military coup, let us pray for true freedom, genuine peace and real justice

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Pope must not allow himself to be propaganda tool for North Korea

Pope must not allow himself to be propaganda tool for North Korea

26 July, 2021

If Pope Francis visits Pyongyang, he should try to break through the wall of isolation that surrounds Kim Jong-un’s brutal regime

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Cut junta's lifelines to prevent Myanmar's total collapse

Cut junta's lifelines to prevent Myanmar's total collapse

22 July, 2021

Only by stopping the flow of arms and money to this brutal regime can Myanmar emerge from its darkest days

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Newspaper's 'murder' marks death of press freedom in Hong Kong

Newspaper's 'murder' marks death of press freedom in Hong Kong

28 June, 2021

The persecution of Apple Daily has undermined the rule of law and must be challenged by the international community

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Church faces its moment of truth over Hong Kong's repression

Church faces its moment of truth over Hong Kong's repression

09 June, 2021

After China's clampdown on Tiananmen vigils, an opportunity exists to speak the truth in the face of persecution or compromise

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Keep the faith: Pope's message of hope for devastated Myanmar

Keep the faith: Pope's message of hope for devastated Myanmar

17 May, 2021

A true friend to Myanmar asks its suffering people not to plunge into the despair of those who no longer see a way out

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Join Cardinal Bo in praying for China

Join Cardinal Bo in praying for China

09 May, 2021

As the regime in Beijing becomes ever more repressive, never has the need to pray for that great nation been greater

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Vatican should appoint Joseph Ha as Hong Kong's new bishop

Vatican should appoint Joseph Ha as Hong Kong's new bishop

19 April, 2021

The choice may upset Beijing but the city needs someone who holds firm to values of democracy and human dignity

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Benedict Rogers

Benedict Rogers is a human rights activist and writer. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch, senior analyst for East Asia at the international human rights organization CSW, co-founder and deputy chair of the UK Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, a trustee of the China Democracy Foundation, the Chin Human Rights Organisation and the Phan Foundation, co-founder of the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea, and a member of the advisory group of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) and the Stop Uyghur Genocide Campaign.

Rogers is the author of three major books on Myanmar, including “Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads” and “Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant”, and co-author of two other books on religious persecution and a Christian approach to human rights.

He became a Catholic in Myanmar, received into the Church in St Mary’s Cathedral, Yangon, by Cardinal Charles Bo, with Lord Alton of Liverpool alongside him as his sponsor, a story which is told in his book “From Burma to Rome: A Journey into the Catholic Church”.

He is a frequent contributor to international media and a regular speaker around the world.

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