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Glitch on Saudi activist's iPhone key to uncovering global hacking
A software glitch on a mobile phone belonging to a women's rights activist uncovered one of the world's biggest hacking scandals.
Myanmar military executed villagers on Christmas Eve, reports claim
More than 30 villagers, some of which are women and children, are said to have been rounded up and shot in another alleged crime against civilians by the Myanmar military.
Rights groups in Serbia fear workers at Chinese factory were trafficked
Vietnamese workers at the first Chinese car tyre factory in Europe are shivering in barracks without heat, going hungry and have no money.
Myanmar's military systematically torture its detainees: AP
An estimated 1,200 people have been killed by security forces, including around 131 tortured to death, AP reported.
Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse
After publicly promising to crack down, Facebook acknowledged in internal documents obtained by The Associated Press that it was "under-enforcing on confirmed abusive activity" that saw Filipina maids complaining on the social media site of being abused.
Death and deforestation: The dirty palm oil companies supplying the EU
An undercover investigation by Global Witness has linked the use of child labour on oil palm plantations to household brands.
Human rights report denounces French police 'abuse' of Calais migrants
The report accuses the police of mass evictions, harassment, and restricting access to humanitarian assistance for migrants on the northern French coast.
Belarus leader Lukashenko meets Russian counterpart Putin in Moscow
Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow today to discuss integrating the two countries and upcoming joint military exercises.
Kremlin critic Navalny urges court to halt 'torture' checks in prison
“I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at nighttime,” jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told a judge on Monday.
Giulio Regeni: Italy awaits court hearing on student's murder case
Italy is investigating four high-ranking Egyptian security officials in the 2016 kidnapping, torture and killing of an Italian student doing doctoral research in Cairo.
Myanmar could spiral into 'full-blown conflict' like Syria, UN warns
Michelle Bachelet said the repression in Myanmar "clearly echoes" the situation in Syria in 2011 because "there too, we saw peaceful protests met with unnecessary and clearly disproportionate force."
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Published author and academic Mukoma Wa Ngugi recounts the process of becoming a man in Kenya in a feminist household.
China and Russia win seats on UN rights council while Saudis lose
Russia and Cuba were running unopposed, but China and Saudi Arabia were in a five-way race in the only contested race for seats on the Human Rights Council.
Belarus: Evidence of abuses grows as protesters march on government
Hundreds of protesters have been released from detention in Belarus but many have described how they were beaten, abused and tortured in captivity. On Friday many protesters marched to the government building in the capital, Minsk.
Belarus: Detained protesters 'repeatedly beaten' in state crackdown
Euronews has heard evidence of physical abuse and inhumane conditions in Belarusian detention centres where thousands of protesters have been held.
Trump’s ICC attack shows his contempt for the rule of law ǀ View
In the face of a blatant attempt at interference by Donald Trump, the ICC should guard its independence and push on with its probes into alleged war crimes committed by the US in Afghanistan and Israeli forces in Palestine.
How to keep global superpowers China and the US from riding roughshod over human rights ǀ View
Despite their differences, China's Xi Jinping and US president, Donald Trump have in common their dislike of any global effort to hold them accountable for their behaviour, including on human rights.
Charities fear rise in modern slavery as UK lockdown eases
Campaigners fear the easing of coronavirus lockdowns could spark a rise in exploitation, as businesses scramble to recruit low-paid workers.
Amnesty slams alleged police brutality in French lockdown enforcement
The warning comes after violent clashes in France’s poorer suburbs, where residents have accused authorities of heavy-handed tactics.
The “Buyukada 10” are falsely accused on terror charges. Justice in Turkey must prevail ǀ View
This week, I will be in Istanbul for the verdict in the case of Taner and the “Buyukada 10.” If found guilty of “membership of a terrorist organisation,” they could face up to 15 years behind bars.