Human Rights

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.


Is adopting austerity measures will open the chaos of "Arab Spring" to the Persian Gulf and will tremble the palaces of Gulf kings and princes?


Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky,leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN)

Nigeria's fedral court on Friday ruled that Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), should be released unconditionally


Malaysian premier Najib Razak has urged foreign countries to stop 'genocide' of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar army


The ruling means that hundreds of protesters arrested during massive anti-al-Sisi demonstrations will remain in prison under the law was passed in 2013


Rights groups say Myanmar's military has used the attack on police border posts last month as an excuse for a relentless crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.


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