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Germany Refuses to Accept Taliban as Ruling Party of Afghanistan, Conditions ‘Dire’ for Afghans
On Tuesday, June 7, Germany said it will not recognize the Taliban as the ruling party of Afghanistan amidst “dire” conditions rocking the terror-purged nation.  Since the departure of U.S. and other foreign forces from...
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Myanmar Junta Prepares to Execute Four Political Prisoners; Alarms Raised in Southeast Asia
On Tuesday, June 7, the ASEAN Parliament for Human Rights (APHR) called for Southeast Asia to stop the execution of four political prisoners by the Myanmar military junta. While the response to the pending executions...
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Half a Million May Have Perished as Ethiopian Conflict Rages on Amid Ukraine War
As the war in Ukraine rages on another conflict, that began in 2020, has received little attention from the media however, the consequences of the conflict for millions of people have been dire with experts...
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Jimmy Lai, 7 Others Sentenced for Urging Participation in Banned Tiananmen Vigil
On Monday, Dec. 13, Jimmy Lai, founder of the now-defunct pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, along with seven others was sentenced by a Hong Kong court to 13 months in prison for urging participation in last...
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Hong Kong Activist Sentenced to Over 3.5 Years in Prison for Secession and Money Laundering
On Nov. 23 Hong Kong activist, Tony Chung, former convenor of Studentlocalism, was sentenced to prison by a Hong Kong court to 3 years and 7 months for secession and money laundering. Chung, 20, is...
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Hong Kong Man Sentenced to Nearly 6 Years in Prison for Chanting Slogans, Posting Online
On Nov. 11, Ma Chun-man, also known as “Captain America 2.0” was sentenced by a Hong Kong court to five years and nine months in prison for “inciting secession” by peacefully delivering multiple pro-independence speeches...
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Amnesty International Forced to Close Hong Kong Office Citing National Security Law
By the end of 2021, global human rights movement Amnesty International (AI) is scheduled to close down its offices in Hong Kong citing pressure from the national security law enacted by the Chinese Communist Party...
Many rights of Afghan women are being significantly curtailed by the Taliban.
The Taliban Kills Pregnant Police Officer, Afghan Women’s Rights in Tatters
Taliban militants have reportedly killed a female policewoman in the capital city of Afghanistan’s Ghor province. The woman, Banu Negar, was shot dead in front of her relatives at her family’s home.  Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah...