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Human rights groups are pleading with Mexico’s top health official to pressure the release of detained migrants at risk of contracting COVID-19

“Shamefully, the Mexican government has willingly cooperated with the United States in the implementation of policies that harm and endanger migrants and asylum-seekers,” Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA, told Business Insider. Amnesty International is now appealing to Mexico’s top doctor in charge of the […]
Human rights groups are pleading with Mexico’s top health official to pressure the release of detained migrants at risk of contracting COVID-19
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Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds

The Rohingya are a minority Muslim group in Myanmar. More than 740,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 2017, when a military-led ethnic cleansing campaign began, according to the Human Rights Watch. Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in November accusing the country of genocide, […]
Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds
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China uses an intrusive surveillance app to track its Muslim minority, with technology that could be exported to the rest of the world. Here’s how it works.

China is waging an unprecedented, high-tech crackdown in the Xinjiang region, home to a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority called the Uighurs. Officials there use an intrusive app where they are prompted to log extremely personal information like political views, use of birth control, and use of electricity at home. Human Rights […]
China uses an intrusive surveillance app to track its Muslim minority, with technology that could be exported to the rest of the world. Here’s how it works.
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Facebook could be fined if it doesn’t suffocate freedom of speech in Singapore

Facebook has raised concerns about sweeping new fake new laws in Singapore. A bill, targeting “online falsehoods and manipulation,” grants the government powers to demand that internet “intermediaries” like Facebook block information they deem to be fake news. If Facebook fails to comply, it could get hit with numerous fines. […]
Facebook could be fined if it doesn’t suffocate freedom of speech in Singapore
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A Chinese province is collecting DNA and iris scans from all its residents

Authorities in one Chinese province are collecting DNA, iris scans, fingerprints and blood types from residents. The biometric data collection appears to be mandatory. This province also monitors residents with facial-recognition cameras, surveillance apps, and voice-recognition technology. Authorities in the Chinese province of Xinjiang have begun collecting DNA and biometrics […]
A Chinese province is collecting DNA and iris scans from all its residents
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