Human Rights

Controversial 'muezzin ban bill' was passed during the first reading in Israel's Knesset session

Israeli lawmakers infuriated Palestinians late Wednesday after approving an initial reading of a bill that will limit calls to prayer from places of worship, viewed as a targeted law against Muslim communities.


Chinese officials said on Thursday around 20,000 people from Myanmar have flooded into border camps in neighboring China, seeking refuge in awake of clashes between minority groups and security forces in the country's northern areas.


US President Donald Trump signs a new executive immigration order on Monday banning citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, but removing Iraq from the original list.


The Mayor of Calais has reportedly banned the distribution of food to migrants in a bid to prevent a new refugee camp from forming in the area, just months after the Jungle was demolished.


US says it is considering ending its participation in the UN Human Rights Council over the inter-governmental body's "bias" and "obsession" with Israel.


Germany deported 80,000 refugees last year: Official

A top German official says Berlin has deported a record 80,000 refugees denied asylum last year and will set another record high in deportations in 2017.


Police in Paris teargassing and 'stealing blankets from migrants', charity warns

Refugees sleeping on the streets in freezing conditions in Paris are having their blankets and sleeping bags stolen by police while being "violently" forced to move on.


An aerial view of Refugee Camp in Dadaab, Kenya

Kenyan court has stopped the closure of world's largest refugee camp by Kenyan government, which is home to more than 250,000 Somali refugees.


New York Police Department (NYPD) police officers

A Muslim woman police officer has claimed she was harassed and bullied by fellow members of New York Police Department (NYPD) because of her decision to wear a hijab.


Philippine’s police have been targeting anybody remotely suspected of using or selling drugs:Amnesty

Philippine's police may have committed crimes against humanity by killing thousands of alleged drug offenders or sellers as part of President Duterte's promise to eradicate drugs in society, Amnesty International reported on Wednesday.


A police officer takes Burin Indin away from Phaya Thai Police Station (27 April, 2016)

Opponent of Thai junta sentenced to 11 years in prison for internet postings

Thai citizen was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his Facebook post deemed insulting Thailand's kingdom.


Saudi Arabia jails anti-regime Tweeter for 7 years

A Saudi citizen has been sentenced to 7 years in prison and also received other punitive measures for his Twitter post deemed "insulting" to the ruling Al Saud family.


Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, Myanmar have fled a military operation launched after attacks on police posts

The Arakan National Party (ANP) has refused to meet the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar probing reports of abuse against Rohingya Muslims under military crackdown.


People take photos of a 'comfort woman' statue set up in front of the Japanese consulate building in Busan, South Korea

Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga calls 'comfort women' statue installment "extremely regrettable" and says Tokyo is temporarily recalling its ambassador to South Korea, which Seoul expressed it "strong regret" over the move taken by Japanese officials.


Turkish authorities are investigating at least 10,000 social media users

Turkish authorities are investigating some 10,000 people on suspicion of using social media to support terrorism, the interior ministry said on Saturday, part of a wide crackdown that has alarmed rights groups and some Western allies.


Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it helped make possible the "impossible dream" of ending his country's half-century-long civil war.


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