HUMAN RIGHTS

China’s Pivot From a One Child Policy Forces Fertility by Means Fair or Foul
On September 27, China's State Council issued the Outline for the Development of Chinese Women (2021-2030), which mentions the need to “reduce the number of non-medically necessary abortions.”  The number of abortions in China has...
Uyghur Mother Quietly Detained and Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison While Daughter Kept Searching
Ziba Murat is an Uyghur American who last saw her mother, Dr. Gulshan Abbas, at the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport in 2016. At that time, she implored her mother not to return to Xinjiang...
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Summit Discusses Forced Organ Harvesting: A ‘Vision of the World That We Are All Fighting Against’
The first half of the six-part World Summit on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, held online, concluded on Sept. 19, drawing a large audience with over 200,000 view, brought together professionals from around the...
In this photo illustration ABC News reports on Facebook's news ban on Australian and International content on February 18, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Facebook has banned publishers and users in Australia from posting it sharing news content as the Australian government prepares to pass laws that will require social media companies to pay news publishers for sharing using content on their platforms. On Sept. 8, additional restrictions have been imposed on Facebook and other media companies.
Australian Online Free Speech in Danger as High Court Rules Social Media Sites Liable for Malicious Content
On Sept. 8, a court ruling by Australia’s High Court determined that media companies and other account holders are legally responsible for any comments on posts made by users. This includes Facebook posts made by...
Authorities Issue Eviction Orders Against Members of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China
In Chengdu, China, officials and community enforcers have issued eviction notices against members of the now-banned Early Rain Covenant Church — an unofficial Protestant group — amidst a continuing crackdown on religion by Chinese authorities,...
China Aims to Vaccinate 1.1 Billion People by October to ‘Win People’s War’
An official with the Chinese government has announced plans to administer vaccinations to 1.1 billion Chinese citizens by the end of October this year. The aggressive target was reportedly set by Chinese leader Xi Jinping,...
A man holds a banner reading "Freedom" atop a tram stop during an anti-lockdown protest on August 21, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne police under Chinese Communist Party Belt and Road signatory Premier Daniel Andrews, fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and pepper spray against citizens who have suffered more than 200 days of lockdown since the pandemic began in 2020.
Australian Police Use Tear Gas, Pepper Spray, Rubber Bullets Against Melbourne Protests After 200+ Days in Lockdown
Australian law enforcement utilized pepper spray, rubber bullets, and tear gas against thousands of angry citizens who participated in a large scale protest in Melbourne in the State of Victoria on August 21 after being...
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Taliban Murdering Afghans Caught With Bibles on Their Phones
After seizing control of Afghanistan on Aug. 15, the Taliban is reportedly killing people found possessing copies of the Bible in their phones. Before being repulsed by armed forces of the United States in 2001,...
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Chinese Exile Chen Guangcheng: If US and Allies Apply Pressure, Imprisoned Dissidents Could Be Free
Aug. 13 marked the fourth year since Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, lauded as “China’s Conscience,” disappeared for the last time into the custody of the communist regime’s security apparatus.  In an interview with...