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Johnson retracts the pardon to illegal immigrants.

Johnson retracts the pardon to illegal immigrants.

The British government has silently canceled a proposal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Johnson had previously said his proposal would help prevent another “winderush scandal”. The Prime Minister, who…

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Former Google executive criticize the giant for its human rights policies

Former Google executive criticize the giant for its human rights policies

By Victoria Hudson. A former Google executive criticized the company for its human rights policies ahead of expansion to China and elsewhere. Ross LaJeunesse, former head of global international relations, said he was “pushed aside”…

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Head of press regulator advised Kazakh regime that suppresses free speech

Head of press regulator advised Kazakh regime that suppresses free speech

The new head of the UK’s independent press regulator has been criticised for providing legal assistance to an authoritarian regime notorious for the arbitrary arrests of journalists, shutting down of newspapers and state censorship. Lord…

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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…