Human rights

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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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Syria’s $1.5bn seizure of protesters’ property ‘akin to scare tactic’
Human rights group accuses Assad regime of profiting from detainees forced to sign away their rights, some while blindfolded

Ruth Michaelson

08, Apr, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Tigray has been the scene of ‘ethnic cleansing’, say human rights groups
Human Rights Watch-Amnesty report accuses Ethiopian paramilitaries of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Kaamil Ahmed

06, Apr, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Britain hands billions to projects linked to labour abuse and climate damage
UK Export Finance used £5.24bn of taxpayer money to fund overseas energy and infrastructure ventures – despite its own review raising concerns

Katie McQue

31, Mar, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Polish woman is first activist to face trial for violating strict abortion law
Justyna Wydrzyńska, who gave a woman experiencing domestic violence miscarriage-inducing pills, could be jailed for three years

Weronika Strzyżyńska

28, Mar, 2022 @12:07 PM

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‘It’s a kind of revenge’: Damascus suburb demolished as Assad builds a ‘new Syria’
Investigation reveals former rebel-held areas are being levelled under the guise of mine clearance to make way for high-end developments – leaving refugees nothing to return to

Kaamil Ahmed, Mais Katt, Mohammad Bassiki and Bashar Deeb

23, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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