Human rights

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Denmark could face legal action over attempts to return Syrian refugees
Rights groups say other European countries could follow, as Danish authorities use a report that deems Damascus safe to deny residency status

Bethan McKernan, Rosie Swash and Annie Kelly

29, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Israel and Hamas attacks in May could be war crimes, says rights body
HRW report focuses on three Israeli strikes that killed civilians during Gaza war

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

28, Jul, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Fifty-two prisoners in close supervision units ‘that may amount to torture’
FoI request reveals number of inmates in England and Wales kept in conditions criticised by UN expert

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

26, Jul, 2021 @2:03 PM

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‘Complete removal of hope’: an inmate on life in a close supervision centre
Case study: Kevan Thakrar says the high suicide and self-harm rates in CSCs are no surprise

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

26, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Foreign Office is ‘complicit in British man’s Somalia torture’
‘David Taylor’ claims hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding was to persuade him to cooperate with the CIA

Mark Townsend

25, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Belarus NGOs condemn government crackdown after ‘black week’ of raids
Human rights groups say latest series of arrests and searches are part of ‘a total purge on civil society’

Andrew Roth in Moscow

23, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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For eight years, Australia has been taking refugees as hostages. It’s time to ask: who has benefited? | Behrouz Boochani
The government needs our bodies for political power, while the detention industry needs us to fuel its money-making torture machine. But what has Australia truly gained?

Behrouz Boochani

21, Jul, 2021 @2:14 AM

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‘Torturous’: Australian family fights to free refugee held for eight years without charge
Loghman Sawari was 17 when he was placed in a men-only centre on Manus Island. Nearly a decade on, and another child refugee wants to know why he’s still in detention

Ben Doherty

19, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Pegasus project: spyware leak suggests lawyers and activists at risk across globe
Leaked records show dissidents and those who help them prominent among those under threat from NSO spyware

Shaun Walker, Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Nina Lakhani and Michael Safi

19, Jul, 2021 @7:25 AM

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Sexual harassment more than ‘a few bad blokes’ and preventive measures needed, Kate Jenkins says
Sex discrimination commissioner says sexual harassment ‘almost thrives in some workplaces’ and government should mandate positive duty for employers

Katharine Murphy Political editor

19, Jul, 2021 @5:26 AM

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Turkey says EU headscarf ruling ‘grants legitimacy to racism’
Allowing businesses to ban item of clothing at work will exclude Muslim women and encourage Islamophobia, critics say

Priya Elan

18, Jul, 2021 @5:34 PM

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‘Tell those stories’: Kurds call for torture prison to be turned into place of healing
Plans to turn Diyarbakır prison into a ‘cultural centre’ spark fears of whitewashing Kurdish struggle

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

18, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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