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US Senate votes to ban products from China's Xinjiang over human rights violations of Uyghur Muslims
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US Senate votes to ban products from China's Xinjiang over human rights violations of Uyghur Muslims

The measure now heads to the House of Representatives, which must pass it if it is to reach President Joe Biden's desk for his signature

In blow to human rights activists, ICC in The Hague rules out investigating China's detention of Muslims
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In blow to human rights activists, ICC in The Hague rules out investigating China's detention of Muslims

China has denied that the camps are abusive, describing them instead as job training centres aimed at countering religious extremism and terrorism

Libya: At least 74 migrants drown after boat capsizes off coast of al-Khums, says UN
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Libya: At least 74 migrants drown after boat capsizes off coast of al-Khums, says UN

The incident on Thursday is the latest in a series of at least eight shipwrecks in the Mediterranean sea since 1 October, said UN's International Organisation for Migration

US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials
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US warns China against meddling in Dalai Lama's succession, announces financial and travel sanctions against officials

Under the draft legislation, Washington would freeze any American asset and ban US travel of Chinese officials if they are found to be involved in 'identifying or installing' a Dalai Lama approved by Beijing.

Kashmir situation violates human rights, says US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; urges India to end curbs on internet, mass detention
India

Kashmir situation violates human rights, says US Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; urges India to end curbs on internet, mass detention

In the past several weeks, more than half a dozen US lawmakers have come out in support of India's position on Kashmir. Almost all of them have spoken on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'
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Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

Even though there are 35 candidates in the fray for the Sri Lanka presidential election, the election has come down to a race between two candidates — Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa

Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator
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Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator

UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against the country's Rohingya minority

Chinese authorities using mass surveillance app to investigate, detain Muslims: Report
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Chinese authorities using mass surveillance app to investigate, detain Muslims: Report

Xinjiang authorities reportedly gather info like facial-recognition data, banking records, and home visits.

Prisoner accuses Tihar jail authorities of branding 'Om' symbol on his back, denying him food
India

Prisoner accuses Tihar jail authorities of branding 'Om' symbol on his back, denying him food

Nabbir also accused the Tihar jail authorities of thrashing him and also making this symbol with hot metal and forcing him to fast.

India voices regret over UN human rights chief's remarks on Kashmir, says New Delhi's views on issue are 'abundantly clear'
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India voices regret over UN human rights chief's remarks on Kashmir, says New Delhi's views on issue are 'abundantly clear'

Bachelet, in her opening statement to the UNHRC on Monday, made a reference to Kashmir, said that the human rights situation in Kashmir "has not been followed up with meaningful improvements, or even open and serious discussions on how the grave issues raised could be addressed."

Government forces flouting SOPs to control mobs in Kashmir, allege activists; security forces reject charges
India

Government forces flouting SOPs to control mobs in Kashmir, allege activists; security forces reject charges

Human rights activists have alleged that government forces are defying standard operating procedures (SOPs) to control protesting mobs in Kashmir.

After EU sanctions, Myanmar military sacks top general Maung Maung Soe for involvement in violation of Rohingya human rights
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After EU sanctions, Myanmar military sacks top general Maung Maung Soe for involvement in violation of Rohingya human rights

Myanmar is accused of waging a crackdown in Rakhine state that forced 700,000 people to flee that the UN has said amounts to "ethnic cleansing".

UNHCR report on Kashmir is low on facts and a likely product of China-Pakistan connivance
India

UNHCR report on Kashmir is low on facts and a likely product of China-Pakistan connivance

India has also informed the UNHCR of its deep concern over individual prejudices being allowed to undermine the credibility of a UN institution

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces; move slammed by human rights activists
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Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces; move slammed by human rights activists

Denmark, on 31 May became the latest European country to ban the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces in a move slammed by human rights campaigners as "a violation of women's rights".

Mamata Banerjee equates Afrazul's killing in Rajasthan with Aadhaar linking, says both are 'human rights violations'
India

Mamata Banerjee equates Afrazul's killing in Rajasthan with Aadhaar linking, says both are 'human rights violations'

Mamata Banerjee said that both the grisly killing of Mohammad Afrazul in Rajasthan and the "forcible" linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile numbers are "gross violations of human rights"

Donald Trump unlikely to rebuke Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for drug war, extrajudicial killings
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Donald Trump unlikely to rebuke Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for drug war, extrajudicial killings

US president Donald Trump is unlikely to rebuke his Filipino counterpart Rodrigo Duterte for drug war killings

As violence escalates in Myanmar, 1,23,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh
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As violence escalates in Myanmar, 1,23,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh

At least 1,23,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state

World Food Programme suspends aid to Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic violence continues
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World Food Programme suspends aid to Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic violence continues

The World Food Programme has suspended food aid in Myanmar's violence-scorched Rakhine State, as the humanitarian situation deteriorates with a surging death toll and tens of thousands — both Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Buddhists — on the move.

50% human rights violation complaints between 2012-2016 are from Jammu and Kashmir: RTI query
India

50% human rights violation complaints between 2012-2016 are from Jammu and Kashmir: RTI query

Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 49.5 percent of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016, revealed an RTI reply.

Kashmir human shield victim calls Major Gogoi's award illegal, files complaint with SHRC
India

Kashmir human shield victim calls Major Gogoi's award illegal, files complaint with SHRC

Farooq Ahmad Dar complained to SHRC that since an investigation into Major Gogoi's 'gruesome act' was underway, why did the Indian Army award him.