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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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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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Myanmar's tragic Way of the Cross

Myanmar's tragic Way of the Cross

28 March, 2021

As the military slaughters innocent people on the streets, we should not just weep. We must pray and we must act

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Myanmar needs our prayers and robust action by world leaders

Myanmar needs our prayers and robust action by world leaders

15 March, 2021

Cardinal Bo says the coup and ensuing crackdown have plunged Myanmar into 'yet another chapter of darkness, bloodshed and repression'

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Shahbaz Bhatti: The legacy of Pakistan's modern-day martyr

Shahbaz Bhatti: The legacy of Pakistan's modern-day martyr

02 March, 2021

The best way to honor the Catholic activist is to renew our efforts to defend everyone's right to live freely and in peace

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Words are not enough to stop Myanmar's carnage

Words are not enough to stop Myanmar's carnage

01 March, 2021

Suspension from ASEAN, sanctions and an arms embargo are needed to make the trigger-happy generals think again

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Hong Kong and Myanmar: two coups and tyrants without shame

Hong Kong and Myanmar: two coups and tyrants without shame

24 February, 2021

There are disturbing similarities between China's attack on Hong Kong's freedoms and the Myanmar military's power grab

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The free world must match the courage of Myanmar's people

The free world must match the courage of Myanmar's people

22 February, 2021

The generals, though they may be stunned by the way the people have responded, show no signs of backing down

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Coup plunges Myanmar further into a climate of religious nationalism

Coup plunges Myanmar further into a climate of religious nationalism

03 February, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi has been betrayed after defending the generals against charges of genocide

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A silent massacre of Hong Kong's freedoms

A silent massacre of Hong Kong's freedoms

22 January, 2021

As church leaders stand on the wrong side of history, we must hope that Catholics keep their soul and values intact

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Pope Francis' shameful silence on the Uyghur genocide

Pope Francis' shameful silence on the Uyghur genocide

27 December, 2020

Ignoring one of the biggest human tragedies of our time suggests the Chinese regime has bought the pope's silence

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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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