Human Rights

China lashes out after New Zealand Parliament makes Uighur declaration over ‘severe human rights abuses’ – NZ Herald
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China has lashed out after New Zealand’s Parliament declared “severe human rights abuses” are occurring there against the Uighur minority, saying it will “harm the mutual trust” between the countries. Parliament yesterday unanimously supported a motion to declare it was “gravely concerned about the severe human rights abuses taking place against Uighurs and other ethnic […]

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RTHK’s Yuen Long doc and BBC’s Xinjiang reporting win Human Rights Press Awards
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Hong Kong’s embattled public broadcaster RTHK won a Human Rights Press Award on Thursday with its documentary on the 2019 Yuen Long mob attacks, even though the government-run station had tried to withdraw its entries from the competition and vowed not to accept any prize. One of the documentary’s producers Bao Choy was last month […]

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House Rep. on former Trump administration advisor Stephen Miller: He should be in jail for heinous human rights violations
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A former Trump advisor is again in the news, as Texas Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobar declared that top Trump administration advisor Stephen Miller should be jailed over his numerous “heinous human rights violations,” according to a report in Salon. “File:Stephen miller june 2016 cropped corrected.jpg” by Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons […]

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Egypt to buy Rafale fighter jets worth $4.5bn from France | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera
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Egypt has signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets in a deal that investigative website Disclose said was worth $4.5bn. Egypt’s defence ministry revealed the deal in a statement early on Tuesday. President Emmanuel Macron said in December he would not make the sale of weapons to Egypt conditional on a […]

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‘NYT’ coverage of the Human Rights Watch ‘Apartheid’ report is a game-changer – Mondoweiss
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Having grown up in a secular liberal Jewish family in and around New York City, I’ve been reading the New York Times daily since I was a kid – take it from me, that’s a long time. Since I started speaking out about the Israeli oppression of Palestinians after Operation Protective Edge in 2014, I’ve come […]

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Human Rights Activists Urge Biden to Join 2022 Beijing Olympics Boycott
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A coalition of human rights advocates representing groups repressed by the Chinese Communist Party — including members of the Tibetan, Uyghur, Inner Mongolian, and Hong Kong communities — issued a call Thursday for the world to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, set to take place in Beijing. The groups urged the government of the […]

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Arthur Blank donates $17M to National Center for Civil and Human Rights
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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights just got a major grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. (Marco Correa, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons) (Marco Correa, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons) ATLANTA – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is giving downtown Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human […]

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‘A bloody outrage’: Leaving Aussies stranded a breach of human rights, says Alexander Downer
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“What it says is that the public don’t care about Australians who are stranded overseas — it’s not a priority for them — they’re scared that they’re all going to get COVID and die,” he said. “The only things that matters is not protecting the vulnerable in society but stopping anybody under any circumstance getting […]

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