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    Leaked photos of Papua New Guinea prison reveal ‘torture’ of 18 asylum seekers cut off from world

    Leaked photos of Papua New Guinea prison reveal ‘torture’ of 18 asylum seekers cut off from world

    Leaked pictures from inside Papua New Guinea’s Bomana immigration detention centre have given a glimpse of where up to 20 asylum seekers still remain locked up by PNG authorities, despite widespread concerns for their health,…

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    Turkish Parliament to introduce ‘marry-your-rapist’ bill. Is it an easy pass for rapists?

    Turkish Parliament to introduce ‘marry-your-rapist’ bill. Is it an easy pass for rapists?

    Turkey’s newly proposed ‘marry-your-rapist’ legislation, has triggered protests all across the nation. The bill is due to be formally introduced in the Turkish parliament at the end of January. The bill, which allows the accused…

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    Protests in Greek islands and the sad reality of economic migrants

    Protests in Greek islands and the sad reality of economic migrants

    LESBOS – The Greek islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios organized a general protest, closing public services, with street demonstrations scheduled later in the day, to request the immediate removal of thousands of migrants hosted…

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    Human rights court dismisses MI6 informant Wang Yam’s appeal

    Human rights court dismisses MI6 informant Wang Yam’s appeal

    The European court of human rights has dismissed the appeal by the former Chinese dissident and MI6 informant Wang Yam that he had not had a fair trial because his defence evidence was held in…

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    Jailed writer wins freedom of expression prize

    Jailed writer wins freedom of expression prize

    The Ugandan academic, writer and feminist activist Dr Stella Nyanzi, imprisoned for criticising the country’s president, has been awarded the Oxfam Novib/PEN International award for freedom of expression. Nyanzi has been in Luzira women’s prison…

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    Stripped of citizenship, Australian mother leaving two children potentially stateless

    Stripped of citizenship, Australian mother leaving two children potentially stateless

    An Australian mother of five held in the deteriorating al-Hawl camp of northern Syria has been stripped of her citizenship retroactive by three years – leaving two of her children potentially stateless and potentially permanently…

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    In Qatar, 1,400 builders from Nepal were killed at facilities for the World Cup 2022

    In Qatar, 1,400 builders from Nepal were killed at facilities for the World Cup 2022

    At least 1,400 workers from Nepal were killed in the construction and preparation of football stadiums in Qatar for the World Cup in 2022.  The information has  been confirmed by the Nepalese government. It became…

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    Labor Rights Are Human Rights — It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

    Labor Rights Are Human Rights — It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution

    The US used to tell the world that strong unions were a bulwark against fascism. We should take our own advice and enshrine the right to organize. Democratic presidential contenders are renewing their acquaintance with…

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    Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

    Workers are on the move, often into uncertain and potentially exploitative labor

    Shifts in demographic and economic patterns are pushing workers to cross borders for jobs in ever increasing numbers. Migrants often leave their home communities due to extreme poverty and face exploitation as they search for…

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    Bridges must condemn human rights abuses in the Philippines

    Bridges must condemn human rights abuses in the Philippines

    Bridges must condemn extra-judicial killings and other human rights abuses in the Philippines. The current Simon Bridges led National Party delegation to the Philippines will be a failure if it does not raise the issue…