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Tesla criticised for opening showroom in Xinjiang despite human rights abuses

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Tesla has opened a new showroom in the capital of Xinjiang, a region at the heart of years-long campaign by Chinese authorities of repression and assimilation against the Uyghur people. Tesla announced the opening in ...

Who will stop human rights abuses if the government puts itself above the law?

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Today Dominic Raab, the justice secretary, announced plans to “overhaul” the Human Rights Act, bring in a new British bill of rights and, as he put it, “restore common sense” to our laws. In reality, he is making real...

Australia joins Beijing Winter Olympics diplomatic boycott over China’s human rights abuses

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Scott Morrison has confirmed that Australian officials will not attend the Beijing Winter Olympics, joining the United States in a diplomatic boycott of next year’s Games. Morrison told reporters in Sydney it was “no...

F1 under pressure to speak out against Saudi human right abuses

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Human rights organisations have demanded that Formula One act to mitigate human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia as the sport prepares to race there for the first time this weekend. F1 is accused of being complicit in sp...

Pride and poverty: Qatar’s World Cup fever tempered by legacy of labour abuses

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When asked if he’s looking forward to the World Cup, Mohamed, an Indian salesman, grins as he casts his fishing line off the promenade in the heart of Qatar’s capital, Doha. “Very much,” he says. “I love cricket!” Wit...

No 10 accused of failing to act against states accused of NSO spyware abuses

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Boris Johnson’s government has been accused by MPs of prioritising trade agreements over national security in its handling of surveillance abuses on British soil by governments using spyware made by the Israeli compan...

US border agents engaged in ‘shocking abuses’ against asylum seekers, report finds

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Shocking instances of sexual and physical abuse of asylum seekers at the southern US border by federal officers have been uncovered by Human Rights Watch, after a years-long battle to wrestle the information from the ...

Disturbing review of California sheriff’s department finds serious abuses

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Over the past year, as employees of the scandal-plagued Orange county sheriff’s department received their official use-of-force training, independent investigators from the county were sitting in. Their goal was to id...

Canada: pressure on Catholic church to compensate victims of residential schools abuses

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The Catholic church in Canada has come under growing pressure to compensate victims of the country’s residential school system after the scale of its assets were revealed in a string of media investigations. As part o...

Unesco urged not to give heritage status to Thai park amid claims of Indigenous abuses

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UN human rights experts have urged Unesco not to grant World Heritage Site status to a national park in Thailand, where they said Indigenous people are being arrested and evicted from their traditional lands. The UN e...

US Senate votes to ban products from China’s Xinjiang over Uyghur abuses

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The US Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to ban the import of products from China’s Xinjiang region, the latest effort in Washington to punish Beijing for what US officials say is an ongoing genocide against Uygh...

EU votes for diplomats to boycott China Winter Olympics over rights abuses

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The European parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on diplomatic officials to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in response to continuing human rights abuses by the Chinese government. In es...

Pope Francis to meet Indigenous survivors of Canadian schools abuses

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Pope Francis has agreed to meet Indigenous survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools in December, amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of childre...

Biden accused of U-turn over Egypt’s human rights abuses

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“It’s a hostage negotiation and it has been all along,” said Sherif Mansour, describing the arrest of his cousin Reda Abdel-Rahman by Egyptian security forces last August as an attempt to intimidate Mansour into silen...

Belarus: US draws up sanctions for ‘ongoing abuses’ after plane incident

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The Biden administration has said it is drawing up a list of targeted sanctions against key members of the Belarusian government which forced the landing of a passenger jet and had a journalist on board arrested. The ...

Tesco admits labour abuses found in India garment supply chain

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Tesco says it has found labour abuses in its garment supply chain in southern India after receiving evidence of widespread forced labour of migrant women in cotton spinning-mills across Tamil Nadu. The supermarket cha...

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