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Stockholm: Swedish clothing icon H&M has said it will not buy raw materials from China's Xinjiang region as it suspected the use of 'forced labour'. more
Human rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report

New York: UN-appointed investigators have issued fresh warnings about ongoing rights violations and impunity in Burundi, since the death of former President Pierre Nkurunziza, who ran for ...

Pakistan must end enforced disappearance of human rights defender: UN Experts

Geneva: UN human rights experts on Friday called on the Pakistani authorities to end the secret detention of human rights defender Idris Khattak, who has not been heard from in more than ...

Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief

New York: A new UN report launched on Thursday highlights human rights violations and abuses that were committed during recent demonstrations in Iraq and calls for immediate action for ju ...

Imprisoned rights defenders in Egypt at ‘grave risk’ of COVID-19, warn UN experts

New York: A group of independent UN rights experts have raised alarm over “grave and unnecessary” risks faced by imprisoned human rights defenders in Egypt due to lengthy pre- ...

Jordan: Closing teachers’ union, detaining officials, ‘serious’ rights violations

New York: Jordan must reverse the decision to close a 140,000-strong teachers’ union and detain its leaders, independent UN human rights experts said on Wednesday, while also urging ...

Pakistan still struggling for independence: Woman Journalist

Islamabad: In a veiled attack on the Pakistan government, a prominent woman journalist of the nation said the South Asian country is still struggling for independence even after 73 years ...

Chinese govt sponsors rape of Uyghur women through forced marriage, allege activists

Hit by sex-ratio trouble, the Chinese government is allegedly getting involved in the 'forced marriage' game by advertising marriages to Uyghur women and girls to attract men into ...

Human rights report details ‘heartbreaking’ accounts of women detained in DPRK

New York: Women forcibly returned to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are subjected to torture, ill treatment, sexual abuse, and other violations, according to a rep ...

Thankful to Indian govt for bringing me back: Nidan Singh Sachdeva

New Delhi: Nidan Singh Sachdeva, the Afghan Sikh who was kidnapped a month ago and released recently, arrived in New Delhi recently and thanked the Indian government for bringing him back ...