Human Rights/Free Speech/Media
Washington/Xinjiang: A top American newspaper has shown how Xinjiang region, a place where Uyghur Muslims stay in large numbers, have turned into an open-air prison camp by the Chinese Communist Party, media reports said. more
Rights experts urge Israel to cease eviction and demolition of Bedouin village

New York: Israel must halt plans to demolish a Bedouin village in the Naqab desert that will forcibly displace hundreds of residents in a bid to expand Jewish-only settlements, two expert ...

China: No justice 33 years after Tiananmen Massacre, says HRW

Chinese authorities have over the past year stepped up the harassment and persecution of activists for commemorating the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, Human Rights Watch said today.

‘We must not turn our backs’ on migrants stranded in Yemen

New York: With some 27,800 migrants having crossed from the Horn of Africa into war-torn Yemen this year, the UN migration agency, IOM, expressed concern on Tuesday over the safety and we ...

Chinese authorities detained Uyghur athletic trainer in 2017: Reports

Xinjiang: Chinese authorities in 2017 had arrested a Uyghur athletic trainer who worked at a university in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region, media reports said on Monday.

Ukrainian refugees arrive in Poland ‘in a state of distress and anxiety’

New York: With more than 3.5 million people having fled to Poland since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, continues to scale up its operations ...

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents suppress women's protest in Kabul

Kabul: The Taliban rulers of Afghanistan on Thursday suppressed a demonstration by women in Kabul city, media reports said on Friday.

Activist raises alarm over curb of free speech in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: A Hong Kong activist has raised alarm over the curb of free speech in Hong Kong at the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF).

17 Rohingya feared dead amid storm off Myanmar coast: UNHCR

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said it is shocked and saddened by reports that more than a dozen Rohingya – including children – have perished at sea off the coas ...

UNHCR: A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

New York: The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 m ...