Rights / Gender
Human Rights
Ankara, Jul 24 (JEN): "Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive," once said late US President John F Kennedy. Turkey now relives the worst fear of the likes of Kennedy as the nation seems to be veering towards a situation where any criticism of the government by journalists are landing them behind the bar. more
Uyghurs: An unacknowledged saga of Chinese oppression

Beijing/Cairo, Jul 22 (JEN): Battered by Chinese oppression, many Uyghurs have fled the nation and have settled (read sneaked into) in Egypt, where they face another dilemma.

Blacks in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) identify them only by their skin tone: Study

Toronto, July 20 (JEN): A major study to explore the experiences of Black people staying in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) found that a majority of the blacks identified themselves by their skin ...

UN rights expert warns torture routinely used against Sri Lankan security suspects

New York, July 19(Just Earth News): Concluding a five-day visit to Sri Lanka, a United Nations independent human right expert on Tuesday noted “routine and endemic” use of torture agains ...

Libya: UN rights arm sounds alarm for safety of prisoners at imminent risk of torture

New York, July 19(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights arm on Tuesday voiced deep concern for the safety of individuals taken prisoner by members of the Libyan army after recent ...

Hundreds of choir boys abused in Germany between 1945-90, new report suggests

Berlin, Jul 19 (JEN): Over 500 members of Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and sexual abuse over a period of four and a half decades, a new report rev ...

Canada: Availability of burial ground draws Muslims and non Muslims into debate in Quebec

Montreal, Jul 19 (JEN): Recuperating from the fatal mass shooting in January, which killed six worshippers at the Quebec City Grand Mosque, the Muslim community in Saint-Apollinaire, the sec ...

UN rights group concludes evaluation of Palestinians living under occupation

New York, July 18(Just Earth News): A committee of United Nations experts has completed its annual evaluation of the situation of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hearing seri ...

Oppression against Jews and Muslims on the rise in Europe: Pew Report

Brussels, July 18 (JEN): Europe, which boasts of its multiculturalism, is witnessing growing intolerance against Jews and Muslims, the most and second most persecuted groups in the continent ...

Liu Xiaobo: Nobel laureate buried the Osama way; Is China's intolerance skyrocketing?

Beijing, July 17 (JEN): A thinker...A Nobel laureate...A human rights activist...A literature professor...A peace negotiator...Liu Xiaobo was a virtuous man to people across the globe, but, ...