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US to list China among worst human trafficking offenders

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to drop China to “Tier 3,” the lowest grade, putting it alongside Iran, North Korea and Syria. 

Yemen government says to investigate allegations of abuse in secret prisons

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi`s government said on Saturday it was investigating reports that forces backed by the United Arab Emirates were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture and abuse.

Pakistan's concept of Sharia has nothing to do with Islam, says rights Shiraz Ahmad

Ahmadiyas were declared non-Muslim in 1974 by the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and were further deprived through an Anti-Ahmadiya Ordinance in 1984 promulgated by then military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq.

472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: Monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. 

Baloch activist demands UN intervention to stop Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan

Hundreds of thousands have been forced to migrate from the areas along the CPEC route:  Abdul Nawaz Bugti

Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages: UN

"My team saw children as young as two whose limbs had been chopped off; many babies had machete wounds and severe burns," Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Russia to appeal against European court ruling on ''gay propaganda''

"The (Russian) Justice Ministry expresses its disagreement with the conclusions of the European Court," the ministry said in a statement.

Greece blocks EU statement on China human rights at UN

Presented three times a year, the statement gives the EU a way to highlight abuses by states around the world on issues that other countries are unwilling to raise.
 

US in no 'condition to lecture us' on human rights: Cuba to Donald Trump

In response to President Donald Trump`s announcement that he is reversing the Obama administration`s steps to thaw ties with Cuba, the Castro government has hit back strongly saying the U.S. is in no "condition to lecture us.

Human shield incident 'circumstance-based' not 'standard operating procedure': Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Human shield incident 'circumstance-based' not 'standard operating procedure': Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat assured that violence in valley would be contained as it is limited to some part of South Kashmir. 

PoK leaders slam Pakistan for human rights violations

Maqsood alleged that the people of the PoK region do not have freedom to exercise their fundamental rights.

European Parliament slams Pakistan's poor human rights record, stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav

European Parliament slams Pakistan's poor human rights record, stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav

European Parliament highlighted the case of Jadhav who was sentenced to death in April 2017 by a military court.

UN rights expert urges Myanmar to protect detained Rohingya children

Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of men detained on charges of consorting with Rohingya insurgents. 

Thai teen among latest group held for `royal insults`:Human Rights Watch

 United Nations` rights body warned Thailand`s widespread use of the law "may constitute crimes against humanity".

Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes: Monitor

US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians over the past month, a monitor said today, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.

Shelter home horror: NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt, seeks detailed reports in 4 weeks

Shelter home horror: NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt, seeks detailed reports in 4 weeks

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Delhi Police and the state government after several teenage girl inmates of a shelter home in accused some staff members of molesting and injecting them with drugs.

White House defends Trump invitation to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte despite human rights criticism

White House defends Trump invitation to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte despite human rights criticism

 The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump`s decision to invite Philippine President.

Car bombing hits Syrian evacuees, several dead: Monitor

A car bomb blast killed several people Saturday at a transit point for Syrians being transferred out of two besieged government-held towns under an evacuation deal, a monitoring group said.

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rights groups call for F1 race to be cancelled

Bahrain Grand Prix: Rights groups call for F1 race to be cancelled

Bahrain`s biggest sporting event is watched by a worldwide audience of millions and has been held since 2004, with the exception of 2011 when violent civil unrest forced its cancellation.

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 in Iraq attack

At least 33 people have reportedly killed execution-style by ISIS gunmen in eastern Syria, according to a monitoring group.