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Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers extradition bid [Video]

Assange's fate hangs in balance as UK court considers extradition bid

A British court will begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret..

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Julian Assange protest: Father speaks of son's 'arbitrary detention' [Video]

Julian Assange protest: Father speaks of son's 'arbitrary detention'

Julian Assange's father John Shipton joins a protest at his son's incarceration ahead of an extradition hearing. Assange is wanted in the US on 18 charges related to the alleged leaking of cables - if..

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Right on schedule, the United Nations is intervening in U.S. domestic affairs, claiming Trump has no right to defend cities against left-wing terrorists

(Natural News) The United Nations (UN) has decided to side with Antifa and intervene in U.S. domestic affairs, condemning President Donald Trump for defending American cities against left-wing.. - Published

Assume you're being spied on: How Canadian business will change in Hong Kong under security law

Drew Dorweiler is suspicious of everything and everyone each time he travels to mainland China on a business trip. The managing director of Montreal-based boutique investment bank IJW & Co. Ltd., is..
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China sanctions U.S. religious freedom ambassador over Uyghurs

CNA Staff, Jul 13, 2020 / 02:10 pm (CNA).- The Chinese government announced sanctions Monday against the U. S. ambassador for religious liberty as well as lawmakers who have repeatedly spoken out..
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US warns citizens of 'arbitrary detention' in China

The US did not say what prompted the new alert, which comes as tensions continue to rise between the two super powers.
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Australians divided over new China travel warnings

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said Australians travelling to China could face arbitrary detention.
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China dismisses Australian warning of arbitrary detention

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Chinese Embassy on Wednesday dismissed Australia’s warning to travelers of arbitrary detention in China as “ridiculous” and “disinformation” in the latest..
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Federal government warns Australians they risk arbitrary detention if travelling to China

The federal government is warning Australians that if they travel to China, they could be arbitrarily detained.
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PM Imran Khan’s ‘A-B-C’ Approach To The Uighur Crisis – OpEd

The old saying about there being no smoke without a fire stands vindicated because the continuous flow of news trickling from across the bamboo curtain regarding ongoing religious persecution of ethnic..
Eurasia Review - Published

Yemen: Aden Detainees Face Dire COVID-19 Risk, Says HRW

yemen: aden detainees face dire covid-19 risk, says hrw
Detainees at a detention facility in Yemen’s southern Aden governorate face serious health risks from the rapidly spreading Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said. Bir Ahmed is an..
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John Ivison: Ottawa cautiously considers opening Canada's doors to Hongkongers fleeing their 'Tiananmen moment'

Hong Kong has just experienced its “Tiananmen moment,” according to China watcher Margaret McCuaig-Johnston. One of the world’s great cities is having its autonomy, dynamism and creativity..
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DRC PM lashes out at 'arbitrary' detention of justice minister

As fractions within the gov't widen, the PM calls for disciplinary action against magistrate responsible for the arrest.
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U.S. senators demand release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor

EDMONTON — In a hard-hitting statement, a group of United States senators have condemned the Chinese prosecution of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, calling on China to “immediately release and..
National Post - Published

EU-China Hold Virtual Summit: Climate, COVID-19 And Economics Discussed

The European Union and China held their 22^nd bilateral Summit via videoconference on Monday. President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission, Ursula von..
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China to Canada PM: Stop 'irresponsible remarks' on spy case

BEIJING (AP) — China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his.. - Published

China Indicts 2 Detained Canadians On Espionage Charges

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Watch VideoChinese prosecutors have filed espionage charges against two detained Canadians, with the move widely seen as retribution for Canada's 2018 arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng..
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Cameroon: Journalist's Detention Contravenes African Rights Charter - Report

[ABA] Today marks Paul Chouta's 388th day in pretrial detention on speech-related charges. The American Bar Association's Center for Human Rights has been monitoring the proceedings against Mr. Chouta.. - Published

Businessman close to Maduro arrested; Venezuela slams 'arbitrary detention'

Authorities in Cape Verde have arrested a businessman close to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Saturday, a move Venezuelan authorities called a..
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El Salvador: Broad Powers Limit Accountability, Says HRW

The government of El Salvador’s decision to suspend public information requests, including for Covid-19 individual test results and quarantine conditions, is putting the health of Salvadorans at..
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China: No Justice For Tiananmen Emboldens Abuses, Says HRW

The Chinese government should accept responsibility for the massacre of an untold number of peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators around June 4, 1989, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The authorities..
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Abysmal Human Rights Situation In Balochistan – Analysis

By Nazir Ahmad Mir* On the Eid-ul-Fitr day this year, instead of celebrating and feasting, relatives of Baloch missing persons chose to assemble outside Quetta press club and stage a hunger..
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Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Issues Historic Decision On Former Guantanamo Detainee’s Case – OpEd

Almost two decades after Algerian citizen Djamel Ameziane was detained and sent to Guantanamo Bay detention center, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued its final report on the..
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Congress passes Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act

Washington D.C., May 28, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The House on Wednesday evening passed legislation to respond to the mass detention and other human rights violations against Uyghurs in the northwestern..
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Russia: 39 Trials With 87 Defendants

By Victoria Arnold For 87 Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial in 39 cases for “continuing the activities of a banned extremist organisation”, court proceedings can be lengthy. As well as the strong..
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Call For US To Free Detained Asylum Seekers In Pandemic

Nearly two dozen human rights, immigrant rights, and civil rights advocates and service providers are coming together to seek the release of immigrants and asylum-seekers in detention. In the face..
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COVID-19 Strikes South Asia’s Minorities Whose Rights Are Already Threatened

By Jaya Ramachandran A new report warns that the minorities and other marginalised communities are even more exposed to the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is hitting South Asia. It..
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Behind The Shame And Silence: A Story Shrouded In A Miasma Of Shame – OpEd

**Background of Bacha Bazi** Young boys who are between ages of ten to eighteen are forced to sell their bodies and their dancing skills to meet their families’ financial needs. These young boys..
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Indonesia: Papuan Activists Found Guilty Of Treason

By Arie Firdaus An Indonesian court sentenced six activists to prison on Friday after finding them guilty of treason for participating in a protest last year calling for a self-determination..
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Wife Of Sheikh Talal Al-Thani Accuses Qatar Of Torturing Husband

The wife of detained Qatari royal Sheikh Talal Al-Thani has made an urgent appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, alleging that her husband is being tortured and ill-treated in..
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Mexico: Free Detained Migrants Amid Pandemic, Says HRW

Mexican authorities should comply with their international obligation to urgently release migrants if they can no longer be deported to their country of origin or are being held in arbitrary..
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Call For Venezuela To Confirm Whereabouts Of Disappeared Oil Executive

Venezuelan security forces should immediately stop arbitrarily detaining and forcibly disappearing people, no matter how long the disappearance, Human Rights Watch said today. International pressure..
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‘Outrageous, unjustified:’ Lawyers take journalist’s imprisonment to the UN

Last month, lawyers for Sossou filed a complaint against the Government of Benin with the United Nations’ working group on arbitrary detention. The post ‘Outrageous, unjustified:’ Lawyers take..
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Human rights group accuses Saudi forces in Yemen of abuses

human rights group accuses saudi forces in yemen of abuses
Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi Arabia of committing grave abuses against civilians in an eastern province of Yemen over the past year, including torture, forced disappearances and arbitrary..
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Egypt: Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children, Say Human Rights Groups

Egyptian police, National Security Agency, and military officials arbitrarily arrested, forcibly disappeared, and tortured children as young as 12 while prosecutors and judges turned a blind eye,..
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Rights Violations Beyond CAA – OpEd

Even though United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet Jeria’s decision to move the Supreme Court of India on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) clearly amounts to..
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State Department releases annual human rights report

Washington D.C., Mar 12, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The State Department released its annual human rights report on Wednesday, offering the administration’s summary of the situation in nearly 200..
CNA - Published | Coronavirus shines spotlight on human rights abuses in China

Rights groups concerned about arbitrary detention, crackdown on freedom of speech and lack of access to information.
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How the coronavirus has deepened human rights abuses in China

Rights groups concerned about arbitrary detention, crackdown on freedom of speech and lack of access to information.
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Labor Rights Group Alleges Uyghur Muslims Made Lacoste Gloves In Internment Camps

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New report recommends targeted sanctions to protect journalists

new report recommends targeted sanctions to protect journalists
The report came in response to "a decade-long decline in media freedom through systemic censorship and attacks on journalists ranging from harassment, arbitrary detention and extrajudicial..
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