Increasing human rights violations in the Uyghur region

Increasing human rights violations in the Uyghur region

At present, more than 1 million Uyghur Muslims are locked in horrific “re-education” camps where they are forced to forget their identities and denounce Islam. A recent story by The Independent about a Human Rights Watch report on the increasing human rights violations in the Uyghur region, revealed the horrifying levels of abuses against the Uyghur community on the part of the Chinese government.  Read More

Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Erdogan and emphasized the human rights violations in Turkey

Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Erdogan and emphasized the human rights violations in Turkey

“As we discussed this morning in detail, I am, as President of this country, concerned about German citizens who are imprisoned in Turkey for political reasons, and I am also concerned about Turkish journalists, trade unionists, lawyers, intellectuals and politicians who remain behind bars. Mr President, I trust that you will understand that we cannot simply gloss over this issue.”

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European human rights court condemns Turkey over jailed journalists

European human rights court condemns Turkey over jailed journalists

Turkey acted illegally by detaining two prominent journalists who were arrested in the wake of the military coup attempt in July 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.

It is the first judgement by the Strasbourg court relating to the situation facing journalists in the country, which imprisons more media workers than any other in the world – according to one campaign group. Read More

Turkey slams UN over human rights report

Turkey slams UN over human rights report

UN rights office calls for halt to ‘continued deterioration of human rights’ in a report described by Ankara as biased.

Turkey has slammed a United Nations report, which says the state of emergency in the country have led to profound human rights violations, as “biased” and “unacceptable”. Read More

Israel and occupied Palestinian territories

Israel and occupied Palestinian territories

June marked 50 years since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories and the start of the 11th year of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip, subjecting approximately 2 million inhabitants to collective punishment and a growing humanitarian crisis. The Israeli authorities intensified expansion of settlements and related infrastructure across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and severely restricted the freedom of movement of Palestinians.
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One year on, a million Rohingya refugees still fear for their lives

One year on, a million Rohingya refugees still fear for their lives
The people packed into the largest refugee camps in the world urgently need our help to rebuild their lives in safety
This month marks the first anniversary of the mass flight of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh following attacks carried out by the Myanmar military in which thousands were killed. It also marks the peak of the monsoon season in Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya people are now living in the largest refugee camps in the world.

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How Aung San Suu Kyi sees the Rohingya crisis

How Aung San Suu Kyi sees the Rohingya crisis

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has overseen what is said to be the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Risking death by sea or on foot, more than half a million have fled persecution in northern Rakhine state since August 2017. The government sees the Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship Read More

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