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New York: Iran must halt any planned execution of Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali, who has not been given a fair trial and was forced to confess under torture, two experts advising the UN Human Rights Council said on Wednesday. more
'Deplorable' killing of Afro-Brazilian man shows need to address racism, discrimination

New York: The killing of an Afro-Brazilian man, and the widespread outrage it has sparked, underscores the urgent need for the Government to tackle racism and racial discrimination in Sou ...

Next generation will lose their language: Uyghur activist slams China

Washington: A key Uyghur activist feels that kids belonging to the community in China are indoctrinated 24 hours a day in communist ideology and Chinese culture.

Pope Francis describes Uighurs of China as 'persecuted' people

Rome: Putting more pressure on China, Pope Francis has described the Uighur people as “persecuted” people.

Families of Chinese detained Hong Kongers receive letters, but doubtful about content

Hong Kong: Family members of 12 Hong Kongers, who were  detained by Chinese authorities while trying to flee the crackdown in their home city, have received letters recently narratin ...

UN rights experts call for release of Saudi activist championing women’s right to drive

New York: The deteriorating health of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul is “deeply alarming”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Wednesday, ...

Dozens displaced in largest demolition in years in the West Bank, reports UN relief office

New York: Seventy-three people, including 41 children have been displaced after Israeli authorities demolished their homes and other structures, and destroyed belongings in the Palestinia ...

South Sudan rape convictions reaffirm commitment to zero tolerance

The top UN official working to end rape during wartime said she was encouraged by recent “positive steps” taken by the South Sudanese army to bring perpetrators to justice, th ...

End Uyghur forced labour: IndustriALL Global Union

Geneva: The Chinese government continues to hold members of the Uyghur minority group in forced labour camps. Goods produced by these enslaved workers – particularly cotton – ...

Sexual exploitation: Pakistani-origin Lord Ahmed retires from House of Lords days before expulsion

London: Pakistani-origin Lord Nazir Ahmed, who in 1998 made history by becoming the first Muslim to be appointed a peer in Britain's House of Lords, has retired from Parliament after ...