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New York: A new Iranian law that raises the prospect of the death penalty for abortion has been condemned by independent human rights experts, who have declared that is in “clear contravention of international law”. more
Ethiopia: Mass arbitrary arrests target Tigrayans, says UN rights office

New York: Over the past week, mass arrests of people reportedly of Tigrayan origin have continued in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and elsewhere, the UN rights office said on Tuesd ...

Beijing Olympics boycott: Tibetan community members to demonstrate in Washington

Tibetan community members are scheduled to demonstrate in Washington on Monday to press their demond to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games over human rights issues in China.

Uyghurs, including girls, displaced from Xinjiang to different corners of China

Beijing: A Chinese job placement company has transferred over 3000 Uyghur workers from Xinjiang to different factories located in various corners of China, media reports said.

Uyghur Atrocities: Protest held outside Chinese Embassy in London

A large number of people demonstrated outside the Chinese Embassy in London on Saturday to protest against Beijing's treatment towards Uyghur community members.

Under Chinese rule, Tibet's culture, religion is at risk: Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Speaker

Deputy Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Dolma Tsering, has said that under Chinese rule Tibet's  culture, religion and way of life is at risk.

Kandahar girls open art centre in their home after school shut down

Kabul: Hit by the closure of their school, two girls in Afghanistan's capital city  Kandahar have opened a painting and drawing center in their homes.

Conviction of US journalist symbolic of media repression in Myanmar: UN rights chief

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged authorities in Myanmar to immediately release all journalists who have been jailed for practicing their profession.

Afghanistan: Girls at increasing risk of child marriage

New York:The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received credible reports of families in Afghanistan offering daughters as young as 20 days old for future marriage in retur ...

Myanmar: Journalist Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in prison

A Myanmar court has sentenced American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison, his lawyer said on Friday, CNN reported.