Human rights

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Senior Tory urges Liz Truss to explain deletion of abortion rights from statement
Exclusive: Equalities committee chair Caroline Nokes joins international outcry after UK dilutes commitment to women’s rights without consultation

Lizzy Davies

27, Jul, 2022 @12:40 PM

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‘It’s 2022 and we live in caves’: herders besieged by settlers on West Bank but still clinging to hope
Images of pastoralist communities living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank and the impact of the attacks by settlers on the Palestinian shepherds’ lifestyle and livelihoods

Manal Massalha

27, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Françafrique is back: Macron’s visit to Cameroon signals Colonisation 2.0
The French president sees himself as a break from old colonial ways. But his visit to the despot Paul Biya tells a different story

Vava Tampa

26, Jul, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Kenyan police officers found guilty of murder of three including human rights lawyer
Four found guilty by a Nairobi court six years after murders of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwenda and Joseph Muiruri prompted protests in Kenya

Sarah Johnson

22, Jul, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Sudan woman faces death by stoning for adultery in first case for a decade
Campaigners say sentence amounts to torture amid fears that country’s new regime is rolling back women’s rights

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

13, Jul, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Visa delays leave UK families with adopted babies stranded in Pakistan
Home Office accused of leaving mothers and traumatised children stranded for months while priority is given to Ukraine refugees

Harriet Grant

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘Frankly quite stupid’: rights groups condemn Biden’s Saudi Arabia visit
Critics question value of US president’s visit, raising fears it will endanger dissidents and legitimise regime’s human rights stance

Ruth Michaelson

17, Jun, 2022 @10:44 AM

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West demands publication of UN’s long-awaited Xinjiang report
Michelle Bachelet’s report on alleged rights abuses in China’s Uyghur region remains under wraps despite recent six-day tour

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

01, Jun, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Twenty-five ethnic Pamiris killed by security forces in Tajikistan protests
Escalating tensions erupt into regime-backed violence against the minority group in the autonomous region of Gorno-Badakhshan

Lorenzo Tondo

19, May, 2022 @1:13 PM

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‘I am sure they will change’: Taliban swap guns for pens to learn about human rights
Young men who have spent most of their lives in combat are learning how to behave with civilians as the Taliban transitions from fighting to governing

Elise Blanchard in Kandahar

03, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Risking it all: migrants brave Darién Gap in pursuit of the American dream
Last year a record 133,000 people risked their lives on a perilous trek through a lawless jungle – and the numbers keep rising

Laurence Blair in Capurganá, Colombia

28, Apr, 2022 @11:32 AM

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‘Scared for our lives’: grave concerns over safety of refugees detained by Ukraine
Campaigners are calling for the release of all foreign nationals being held, as conditions deteriorate after the Russian invasion

Jessie Williams

12, Apr, 2022 @3:03 PM

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