Rights watch

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

U.S. imposes sanctions on China over human rights abuses of Uighurs | PBS NewsHour

The Commerce Department is targeting China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences and its 11 research institutes that focus on using biotechnology to support the Chinese military.

How India stifled dissent on the United Nations’ ‘Human Rights Day’ - Modern Diplomacy

Each year, on 10th December, the United Nations observes international human rights day. When the General Assembly adopted the Universal.

Six UNSC members call for North’s human rights issues to be addressed

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should address the human rights issues of North Korea in an open session, said Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, representative of the United States to the United Nations.

Photojournalist in Myanmar dies in military custody a week after arrest | Myanmar | The Guardian

Soe Naing was arrested in Yangon while taking photos of a ‘silent strike’ protest against military rule.

New wave of abuses alleged in Ethiopia’s Tigray

New witness accounts allege that thousands of ethnic Tigrayans have been forcibly expelled, detained or killed in Ethiopia, a statement by rights groups said.

‘Very worrying’: is a far-right radical about to take over in Chile? | The Guardian

As election run-off looms, José Antonio Kast’s opponents sound the alarm.

Amnesty International Criticises Controversial Gag Laws In Spain | Spanish News Today

Human rights group Amnesty International has criticised Spain’s reform of the Citizen Security Law, claiming that the so-called gag law doesn’t go quite far enough in repealing the most controversial articles on the rights of assembly and freedom of expression.

Human rights breaches in Russia, Cuba and Serbia | Atualidade | Parlamento Europeu

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the respective human rights situations in Russia, Cuba and Serbia.

UN Says Afghanistan Facing Profound Human Rights Crisis

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warns that failure by the Taliban rulers to uphold the rights of their people will lead to further turmoil and hinder the country’s development.

Scholz wants dialogue with Moscow but warns of ‘high price’ for attacking Ukraine – POLITICO

In first speech to parliament as chancellor, Social Democrat vows common EU approach on Russia.

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