Amnesty International

China testing facial-recognition surveillance system in Xinjiang – report

System alerts authorities when suspects on watchlist stray from their home or workplace<p>Chinese surveillance chiefs are testing a facial-recognition system that alerts authorities when targets stray more than 300 metres from their home or workplace, as part of a surveillance push that critics say …

Surveillance

Teen fighting deportation to Afghanistan: 'This is our last hope'

For 18-year-old Taibah Abbasi, Thursday's vote in parliament will almost certainly be another blow in a losing battle with the Norwegian government …

Immigration

Chechen Leader Kadyrov Says Human Rights Work ‘Won’t Fly’ in His Region

The leader spoke days after an arson attack on a human rights office in a nearby region.

Russia

US senator says Duterte among world leaders attacking news media

US President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake —AFP<p>A United States senator from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Wednesday …

Propaganda

Italy to send troops to Niger to tackle people trafficking

"This is a training mission in response to a request from Niger, not a combat mission," said Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti, elaborating on …

Italy

Museveni to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Kampala — Uganda's president said Thursday he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African …

Africa

How an Accenture star faced her technology fears on the way up

Shaheen Sayed’s route into management consulting was unconventional. The 44-year-old, who is a managing director in the technology business at …

Accenture

We Cannot Take This Government's Word That Our Rights Will Be Protected Through Brexit

The Prime Minister is all talk and no action - but Labour will not give up the fight<p>Barcroft Media via Getty Images<p>The Government’s decision to vote …

Rights & Freedoms

Teenage Palestinian girl who slapped Israeli soldiers is denied bail ahead of military trial

An Israeli military court has denied bail to a 16-year-old Palestinian girl ahead of her trial for slapping and pushing two soldiers.<p>The ruling in …

Ahed Tamimi

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

Burayu — Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to …

Africa

Canadian firms behaving badly abroad? A new ombudsperson is going after you

Canadian companies that behave badly abroad are getting a new overseer tasked with cracking down on unethical corporate behaviour.<p>International Trade …

Canada

LGBTQI charity GiveOut given official charity status as it fights against violence globally

Brand-new London based LGBTQI charity GiveOut has been given official charity status.<p>GiveOut aims to create a global environment where members of the …

LGBTQ

Cancer Research hopes to reap rewards from embracing GDPR changes early

Cancer Research UK has embraced the looming GDPR regulation early as it looks to turn what could be a threat to fundraising into an opportunity to …

Branding

Concerns over 'premature' plan to repatriate Rohingya refugees

<b>(CNN) —</b> Concerns are mounting over a joint plan from Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine State last year.<p>The repatriation program is expected to begin Tuesday, Myanmar state media reported. The two countries …

Asia

Museum Shows Everyday Clothes Sexual Assault Survivors Wore When Assaulted

On the heels of the Time's Up Now and #MeToo movements, a museum in Brussels, Belgium, is combatting the myth that a woman's clothing incites or …

My Little Pony

WA youth detention 'torture' claims: Amnesty calls for action as state gov denies allegations

Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when …

Indigenous Australians

Western Australia's Corrective Services Boss Denies Teens Were Subjected To Solitary Confinement

"We actually don't torture people in corrections in this state," Western Australia's corrective services commissioner said.<p>The human rights organisation has called for the unit's closure because, it claims, three young people were held there in solitary confinement for at least two weeks at a time …

Australia

MEPs target exports of cyber surveillance tech

German companies are said to be among Europe's biggest exporters, with clients in places like Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.<p>Klaus …

European News

Yemen rebels free journalist held since August - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Yemeni rebels have freed a journalist they had been holding in the capital Sanaa since August but others remain in arbitrary detention, Amnesty …

Middle East

Philippines revokes licence of leading news website Rappler

Ruling denounced by critics as an ‘alarming attempt to silence independent journalism’ and latest blow to free press in country<p>The Philippine government has revoked the operating licence of leading news website Rappler, officials said on Monday in a ruling denounced by President Rodrigo Duterte’s …

Rodrigo Duterte

Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

From Paul Craig Roberts Website<p>Amnesty International<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: Amnesty International Taiwan) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>…

Liberal View

Talks held in Myanmar to 'settle issues' on Rohingya repatriation

Talks were held Monday to "settle issues" over the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, Bangladeshi officials told AFP, as doubts linger …

Asia

Sent home to a deadly nightmare by Trump’s America

<i>Josefina Salomón is a journalist based in Mexico.</i><p>MEXICO CITY — Cristel woke up on the freezing floor of a tiny room in a detention center in San Diego. She was alone, dirty, hungry and exhausted. It was April. Eight days earlier, she had been arrested on the American side of the border crossing at …

Opinion

Iranian Regime Targets the Arts and Social Gatherings in Recent Arrests

For the Iranian people, expressing themselves and their #<b>culture</b> through the <b>arts</b>, including acting, painting, writing, song, and dance, has been …

Iran

Myanmar: Rebel group says bodies found in mass grave not militants

A Rohingya rebel group says 10 Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave in December were not its members. The Myanmar military has admitted to killing …

World News

Iran's new drug law may spare thousands from execution

Playing with his friends in a dusty alley of a remote village somewhere in the central province of Isfahan, Iran, 6-year-old Reza finally had a …

Iran

Kate Middleton Makes Surprise Visit To Amnesty International, Joins Mental Health Conference

Kate Middleton is not slowing down when it comes to her royal duties.<p>On Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to Amnesty …

Royal Family

A call to action for Canada

This year, the foundational document known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70.<p>The document famously decrees that “all human beings …

Rights & Freedoms

24matins.uk

World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Arab Spring

Reasons.London 2018

Marina Willer is a Pentagram partner and creative director with a background in graphic design, branding and filmmaking. She has led the design of …