Civil liberties - international

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Democracy does not always go hand in hand with liberalism – that is the problem | Letter
Letter: From Putin to Erdoğan, democratically elected leaders are routinely ignoring constitutional limits on their powers, writes Piergiuseppe Fortunato

03, Feb, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Racial profiling fears raised as Queensland seeks to expand police search powers
Bill allows officers in certain locations to search people for weapons without having reasonable suspicion

Eden Gillespie

30, Jan, 2023 @6:37 AM

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Italy home to 11 of 100-plus unofficial Chinese ‘police stations’
Civil rights group claims outposts are used to monitor Chinese population abroad and force dissidents to return

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

05, Dec, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Iran condemns two women to death for ‘corruption’ over LGBTQ+ media links
Outcry over show trial, which follows Zahra Seddiqi Hamedani talking to BBC about abuse of gay people in Iran’s Kurdish region

Weronika Strzyżyńska

08, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Erasing our existence’: Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill blamed for rise in attacks
Draft bill would criminalise identifying as gay and could see intersex people compelled to undergo surgery

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Prominent lawyer among dozens jailed for treason in Cambodia
Theary Seng receives six-year sentence in ongoing mass trial of government critics in Phnom Penh

Fiona Kelliher

14, Jun, 2022 @11:52 AM

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The Friday wives: how a quiet picket grew to push for change in Cambodia
After years facing arrest and violence as they fought for their loved ones, a group of women became a rare voice of defiance

Fiona Kelliher

02, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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A no-fly list for unruly passengers? I have a better – and crueller – idea | Arwa Mahdawi
Air rage is out of control – but Delta Air Lines’ suggestion is not the way to tackle it. What we really need is a small child with a recorder

Arwa Mahdawi

09, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How 9/11 led the US to forever wars, eroded rights – and insurrection
The legal carte blanche signed days after the 2001 attacks is still used to authorise military action – just one way US society has been shaped, or corroded, by its backlash to terror

Julian Borger in Washington

10, Sep, 2021 @9:15 AM

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France extends Covid health pass after fourth weekend of protests
Pass sanitaire allows people to visit restaurants, hospitals and take long train trips but backlash continues

Kim Willsher in Paris

09, Aug, 2021 @10:10 AM

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Belarus regime steps up ‘purge’ of activists and media
Alexander Lukashenko leading ‘vicious operation to eviscerate critical voices’ and civil society, rights groups warn

Sarah Johnson

09, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Outcry after Nigerian TV stations told to curb reporting of security issues
Regulator’s move comes amid fears that limited press freedoms are being eroded by the government

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

19, Jul, 2021 @5:45 PM

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