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US border agents engaged in ‘shocking abuses’ against asylum seekers, il rapporto trova

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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. Il ...

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...

UK considers clothing trade adjudicator to tackle labour abuses

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The UK government is considering the introduction of a clothing trade adjudicator, who would monitor large retailers’ relationships with their suppliers. The idea was put forward as one of several possible ways to imp...

Posta del mattino: vaccine rollout ‘too slow’, Facebook abuses loophole, autumn recipes

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Buongiorno. The slow Covid vaccination program has left many Australians unimpressed, judging by the latest Guardian Essential Poll. More than half of Australians think the Covid vaccine rollout is too slow, accord...

China fines Alibaba billions for alleged market abuses

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Chinese regulators have hit e-commerce company Alibaba with a fine of 18.2bn yuan (US$2.78bn) over practices deemed to be an abuse of its dominant market position, according to state-run media. The Xinhua news agency ...

Myanmar coup: ousted MPs accuse military of human rights abuses

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A group representing Myanmar’s ousted elected government has said it has gathered 180,000 pieces of evidence showing human rights abuses by the military, including hundreds of extrajudicial executions, torture and ill...

Russian mercenaries accused of human rights abuses in CAR

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Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group, a private military contractor, have committed human rights abuses in the Central African Republic while fighting alongside government forces, according to a group of independ...

Australia threatens to take China to WTO and backs Boris Johnson’s stance on Uighur abuses

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Australia’s trade minister threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization on Saturday over its “unjustifiable” decision to increase duties on Australian wine imports for up to five years. In the latest salv...