Category: Human Rights

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Dec
2020

Court In Saudi Arabia Sentences Women’s Rights Activist To Over 5 Years In PrisonCourt In Saudi Arabia Sentences Women’s Rights Activist To Over 5 Years In Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist, was reportedly sentenced Monday to nearly six years in prison for alleged violations of the nation’s counterterrorism law. Hathloul, 31, was arrested in 2018 with at least a dozen other women’s rights activists and has been held since, according to Reuters. She was charged with seeking […]

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Dec
2020

Belarusian Government Accused Of Letting COVID-19 Spread In Prisons Packed With Its President’s CriticsBelarusian Government Accused Of Letting COVID-19 Spread In Prisons Packed With Its President’s Critics

A COVID-19 wave has stormed Belarusian prisons holding several individuals jailed for protesting the country’s authoritarian president, the Associated Press reported.  Some of the incarcerated protesters allege authorities disdain and have encourage infections, the AP reported Saturday. (RELATED: Mass Protests Emerge In Ex-Soviet Republic After Suspicious Election Results) Some formerly-incarcerated activists alleged to the AP after […]

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Nov
2020

North Korea, Iran, China Among Countries Criticizing US Human Rights Record At UN MeetingNorth Korea, Iran, China Among Countries Criticizing US Human Rights Record At UN Meeting

The United States will reportedly undergo a U.N. review of its human rights record Monday. Countries like North Korea, Iran, China, Turkey and Russia are leading the criticism over issues including systemic racism and immigration policy, per the Associated Press (AP). Almost 120 countries sought to participate in America’s first review before the main U.N. […]

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Sep
2020

US To Detain Shipments Of Palm Oil From Malaysian Producer Over Forced Labor AllegationsUS To Detain Shipments Of Palm Oil From Malaysian Producer Over Forced Labor Allegations

The U.S. will detain shipments of palm oil and its products from a major producer in Malaysia after an investigation found indicators of forced child labor, physical and sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported. An official from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that a withhold release order will be effective immediately following […]

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Aug
2020

Lithuania accuses Belarus of non-observance of human rightsLithuania accuses Belarus of non-observance of human rights

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, reflected on the political crisis in Belarus, branded any possible Russian military support for Belarus as an “invasion”. “Since it’s publicly discussed I cannot say it’s not possible. So we should take that into account at least, and also send a very clear message, that it’s not tolerable to do […]

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Jul
2020

BBC Host Asks Chinese Ambassador To Explain Footage Of Prisoners Being Herded Onto TrainsBBC Host Asks Chinese Ambassador To Explain Footage Of Prisoners Being Herded Onto Trains

BBC host Andrew Marr confronted China’s ambassador to the UK with drone footage of bound and blindfolded Uighur prisoners being herded onto trains. An Associated Press investigation found that the Chinese government is engaging in “demographic genocide,” using birth control, forced abortions, and mass imprisonment against Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region. Confronted with the […]

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Jun
2020

Trump Revoked Trade Benefits For Mauritania Over Slavery — Here’s What Happened AfterTrump Revoked Trade Benefits For Mauritania Over Slavery — Here’s What Happened After

June 30, 2020 12:41 PM ET The Islamic Republic of Mauritania, located in northwest Africa, is one of the only places in the world where chattel slavery, the system of being born into forced labor as property of another person, is still practiced. Mauritania’s relationship with slavery landed the country in trouble with the U.S. […]

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Jun
2020

United Nations Human Rights Body Will Examine Police Brutality And Racism In The USUnited Nations Human Rights Body Will Examine Police Brutality And Racism In The US

The United Nations  Human Rights Council agreed Monday to debate the allegations of systemic racism and police brutality in the United States. “It is time for the United Nations to step up & act decisively to help end systemic racism against people of African descent & other minority groups.” — UN Senior African leaders on […]

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Jun
2020

Iran, Which Regularly Disappears And Tortures Its Own Citizens, Is Now Blaming Trump For ViolenceIran, Which Regularly Disappears And Tortures Its Own Citizens, Is Now Blaming Trump For Violence

June 02, 2020 12:08 PM ET Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the United States to “stop violence” against the American people Monday as the Trump administration authorized broad use of law enforcement to control violent riots in the country. Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told reporters at a news conference Monday that Iran […]

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