A new report from Human Rights Watch called on the United Nations and foreign governments to punish Chinese officials taking part in state repression.
Journalists haven't been allowed into holding facilities in Texas, but government-shared videos show large groups of children sleeping on thin mats on the floor.
“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 […]
More than 500 cases of coronavirus have been reported in jails across three Chinese provinces. Over half of these are in prisons in Hubei, the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak. Prison officials and jail guards have lost their jobs for ineffective “prevention and control measures,” authorities say. Top investigators are […]
A Florida teacher is facing backlash after she questioned a pair of fifth-graders about whether they were in a same-sex relationship – in front of their entire class. One of the students is too “ashamed” to show her face at school and has chosen to withdraw for the rest of […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
In his blockbuster blog, Mark Zuckerberg boasted that Facebook has chosen not to store data in countries that “have a track record of violating human rights like privacy or freedom of expression.” But just months ago, Facebook announced plans to open a data center in Singapore, a country with a […]
An 18-year-old Saudi girl who claims she was abducted in transit through Bangkok airport has reportedly barricaded herself inside a hotel room. Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun is now calling for a protest from all people inside Bangkok airport as she awaits deportation to Kuwait. The BBC reports she is seeking […]
A group of 14 human-rights organisations have written an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding that Google kill plans to create a censored search engine in China. Code-named “Dragonfly,” Google’s plans to create a search engine compatible with China’s stringent laws were revealed by The Intercept in early […]
Many job ads in China openly discriminate against women according to r esearch from Human Rights Watch, which analysed 36,000 job ads from the last five years and found ads regularly list a preference for men or put unfair demands on female applicants. While many jobs state “men only” or […]
Human rights activists called on Theresa May to address China’s poor human rights record during her trade trip to the country this week. The British Prime Minister did not. Chinese state media applauded May for sidestepping the topic. China has praised UK Prime Minister Theresa May for sidestepping the thorny […]
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 […]
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