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Dec 19, 2017
Rohingya refugees to start returning to Myanmar from January, say officialsBangladesh and Myanmar on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees from January, despite rights groups warning that their safety is still not assured should they return.
Dec 15, 2017
Iraq hangs 38 Islamic State, Al-Qaeda operatives in mass execution; human rights groups express concernIraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday in the southern city of Nasiriyah
Dec 13, 2017
China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions in Uighur Muslim majority Xinjiang regionXinjiang has long been subject to tight controls and is home to over 11 million Uighurs, a Muslim Turkic minority. Heavily armed troops in the region are a common sight.
Nov 30, 2017
Pope Francis ends Myanmar visit, heads to Bangladesh, as shadow of Rohingya crisis hangs overheadPope Francis wrapped up his visit to Myanmar before heading to neighbouring Bangladesh where the Muslim Rohingya refugee crisis was expected to take centre stage.
Nov 24, 2017
Human Rights Watch dismisses 'laughable' Myanmar-Bangladesh pact on Rohingya repatriationHuman Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday dismissed an agreement signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya refugees, calling it "laughable".
Nov 20, 2017
Human Rights Watch urges China to stop building the 'Police Cloud' data policing platformThe "Police Cloud" was designed to track and predict the activities of activists, dissidents and ethnic minorities.
Nov 18, 2017
UN Panel moves ahead with talks to set limits on killer robotsAdvocacy groups warned about the threats posed by such “killer robots” and aired a chilling video illustrating their possible uses on the sidelines.
Nov 17, 2017
Human rights worsening in China under Xi Jinping; secret detentions and closed-door trials new norm, say watchdogsWith global influence on the rise, Xi Jinping is more than ever convinced that China requires a highly authoritarian and one-party system
Nov 16, 2017
Rohingya crisis: Mounting evidence of genocide and sexual violence against minority group, say watchdogsMyanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya, burned victims alive, and gang-raped women and girls
Oct 21, 2017
Robert Mugabe becomes 'goodwill ambassador': WHO announcement shocks human rights groupsShock and condemnation continued on Saturday after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was named a "goodwill ambassador" for the World Health Organization by the agency's first African leader.