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NEWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES WORLDWIDE

UN: Over a million Uyghur people held in Chinese detention centres

A UN human rights panel reported on 10 August that more than one million Uyghur people are being held in mass detention centres in China. The detentions are being described as a method to combat religious extremism but seem to actually be a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.” Gay McDougall, a member … Read more →

Will Geneva talks solve Yemen’s crisis

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has called for peace talks in Geneva. Speaking at the Security Council last week, he announced that talks will take place on the 6 September in Geneva. Mr Griffiths is aiming to create a framework for peace talks and confidence-building measures amongst all parties. This is … Read more →

US sanctions on Iran cause economic meltdown

Protests have been sparked across Iran over the last few days following the upcoming imposition of US sanctions. The immense impact they will have on the already drowning Iranian economy has caused thousands of Iranians to take to the streets in the last few days. The US is re-imposing sanctions on Iran, a second shocking … Read more →

Danish ‘Burqa’ Law Sparks Protests

Danish ‘Burqa’ law Denmark has pushed forward and finalised a new law that will forbid women from wearing niqab or burqas. The law bans people from wearing any garment that covers the face. The bill was voted in by a 75 to 30 majority, with a large section of Danish MP’s abstaining, 74 in total, … Read more →

Ahed Tamimi Released from Israel’s Prison

Hundreds of Children Remain Behind Bars Ahed’s example Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager whose case reached the world stage earlier this year, has now been released after eight months of imprisonment in an Israeli detention centre. Ahed was detained for slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, near her home in Nabi Saleh. … Read more →

UK Poverty Crisis

A third of UK children are living in poverty A new report by the Resolution Foundation, a leading think-tank that focuses on UK society, reveals that the UK poverty crisis is deepening. Resolution Foundation Report The report findings show that the current level of poverty in the UK has not been as poor since 1988, … Read more →

Turkey: Draft law preserves abusive powers

“The end of Turkey’s state of emergency should have been a good sign for human rights, but the draft law makes clear that the government’s plan is to end it in name only,” Hugh Williamson, Human Rights Watch   Turkey finally ending its 2-year state of emergency last week was a move that should have … Read more →

Hundreds of Syrian ‘White Helmet’ Rescuers Evacuated

“They saved over 115,00 lives in Syria.” Jeremy Hunt, UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Israel has evacuated a number of White Helmet rescuers from Syria to safety in Jordan through the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Around 422 Syrians were transported, including 98  White Helmet volunteers and their family members. Why are they being evacuated? … Read more →

Refugee children in Greece

Denied basic right to education Refugee children stranded in camps in Greece are being denied the right to an education. Despite Greek laws that insist on the right of migrant and asylum-seeking children to an education, severe policies and unfulfilled promises made by the government mean many are missing out on education, with some children … Read more →

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