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Asylum seekers “treated inhumanely” as UK homeless charities call for suspension of evictions

UK homeless charities are calling on the government to suspend evictions of asylum seekers, as more and more are being made destitute this winter. During the first lockdown, the government’s “everyone in” scheme provided temporary accommodation and testing for COVID-19, but this stopped in September. The Home Office then restarted evictions, leaving many in a vulnerable situation and heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. … Read more →

Myanmar must ensure free and fair elections

Myanmar’s second democratic election, after decades of military rule, is scheduled to be held on 8 November 2020, but many have questioned whether the election will be free, fair, and ultimately reflect the will of the people. The current reigning political party, the National League for … Read more →

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: new charges, but not returned to jail

The detained British-Iranian dual national, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been given new charges as of 2 November 2020. After being taken to Judge Salavati’s Revolutionary Court, she was charged with spreading propaganda against the Iranian regime. Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been arbitrarily … Read more →

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