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Beijing:  A Uyghur research scientist at a Chinese university in Shanghai, who had suddenly gone silent in April after an active presence on social media, has been detained, media reports said. more
Afghanistan: 36,000 families displaced in last 4 months, says MoRR

Kabul: Amid the advances of Taliban, Afghanistan's Ministry of Repatriation and Refugees on Thursday said nearly 36,000 families have been internally displaced in the last four months ...

Human Rights Watch denounces EU court's verdict permitting ban on religious dress at work

The Human Rights Watch has criticised European Union’s highest court for its ruling that allowed employers to stop people from wearing religious dress to workplaces.

Domestic violence, forced marriage, have risen in Sudan: UN-backed study

New York: Deteriorating economic conditions since 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic have fuelled an increase in domestic violence and forced marriage in Sudan, a UN-backed study has revealed ...

Rights experts condemn ‘dramatic rise’ in attacks on so-called slaves in Mali

New York: Attacks against so-called slaves in Mali are on the rise and authorities must do more to prevent them, two independent UN human rights experts said on Monday.

Myanmar: ‘Brute force terror campaign’ targeting rights defenders, UN experts say

New York: Human rights defenders in Myanmar are being targeted under a “brute force terror campaign” by the military junta, United Nations independent experts said on Monday, ...

Boycott Beijing Winter Olympic Games: Activists protest in Tokyo

Tokyo: More than 30 people, representing oppressed groups like Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongolians, and human rights defenders from Hong Kong, Japan and China, have called upon the world com ...

China, Bangladesh underscore need for resuming tripartite talks on Rohingya repatriation; joint vaccine production

China and Bangladesh have agreed to work towards the repatriation of the Rohingya refugees to the Rakhine state in Myanmar and underscored the need for resuming tripartite talks on the is ...

Prison population surge triggers overcrowding, COVID casualties

New York: One in three prisoners around the world is being held without having stood trial or been found guilty by any court, according to a new study published on Friday by the UN Office ...

India, Bangladesh discuss expanding multifaceted cooperation, connectivity, Rohingya issues

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen discussed bilateral and regional connectivity, the vaccine situation, and expanding multifacete ...