Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

Tag: Persecution

China Falsified Organ Donation Numbers

China Falsified Organ Donation Numbers

The Chinese government may have been systematically falsifying its organ donation numbers, raising renewed concerns over the use of executed prisoners and other forced donors for transplants, a new academic paper says. In 2015, China publicly promised it would no longer source organs from executed prisoners, previously almost its sole source. But

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War Crimes Court Approves Inquiry Into Violence Against Rohingya

War Crimes Court Approves Inquiry Into Violence Against Rohingya

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have authorised a full-scale investigation into allegations of mass persecution and crimes against humanity that forced at least 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh. The ruling, which sets a significant precedent in expanding the jurisdiction of the war crimes court, is the

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The World's Most Censored Countries

The World’s Most Censored Countries

Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, according to a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The list of 10 Most Censored Countries is based on CPJ’s research into the censorship tactics used by authoritarian governments, ranging from imprisonment and repressive laws to surveillance of journalists and restrictions on

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Attacks Escalate Against Afghanistan's Human Rights Defenders

Attacks Escalate Against Afghanistan’s Human Rights Defenders

Human rights defenders in Afghanistan are suffering relentless attacks, intimidation and harassment amid escalating violence, Amnesty International has warned. In a damning report castigating both the government and armed groups including the Taliban and Islamic State, Amnesty said activists and members of civil society organisations have been shot at and killed in attacks that

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Myanmar Troops' Sexual Violence Against Rohingya Shows Genocidal Intent

Myanmar Troops’ Sexual Violence Against Rohingya Shows Genocidal Intent

Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military’s genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday. The panel of independent investigators, set up by the U.N. Human Rights

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Trauma Of Child Domestic Workers In Pakistan

Trauma Of Child Domestic Workers In Pakistan

Each night, after a 12-hour shift of domestic drudgery, Neelum, 11, and Pari, 13, leave their employer’s million-dollar mansion with its manicured lawns in Karachi’s glitzy Defence neighbourhood and return to their servant lodgings. There they sleep on thin, termite-infested mattresses, under-nourished from their diet of leftovers. Behind the glistening

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Mocking Greta Thunberg's Autism Is Disgusting

Mocking Greta Thunberg’s Autism Is Disgusting

News Corp’s Andrew Bolt showed “absolute ignorance” when he mocked the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in a column for the Herald Sun, an autism awareness advocate says. The high-profile columnist for Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers and Sky News commentator attacked the 16-year-old campaigner as “deeply disturbed,” “freakishly influential” and “strange” in the

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