Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps

A YouTube video of Xinjiang detention facilities has rekindled concern over China’s crackdown on ethnic minorities. Researchers say the videos offer new evidence, but many fear for the vlogger’s safety. A 20-minute video featuring more than a dozen detention facilities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has offered fresh evidence and renewed the discussion around China’s large-scaleContinue reading “Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps”

Residential Schools: Pope to visit Canada, meet with Indigenous leaders – CBC News

Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada ‘in the context of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples,’ the Vatican said on Wednesday.

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a so-called “black site” beyond its borders. The woman, 26-year-old Wu Huan, was on the run to avoid extraditionContinue reading “Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs”

Olympic Chief’s Deep Ties to Uyghur Slave Labor Revealed

A top Olympics official who said he’s “dead serious” about human rights has allowed his sports charity to take wads of cash from a Chinese sportswear company using Xinjiang cotton made by slave laborers. Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs, the chairman of the IOC’s coordination commission for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, also runs the Samaranch Foundation,Continue reading “Olympic Chief’s Deep Ties to Uyghur Slave Labor Revealed”

Peru: Fujimori cries electoral fraud – and unleashes torrent of racism

Claims of rightwing candidate, trailing Pedro Castillo in the polls, emboldens far right, who have vowed not to accept result The prospect of the son of illiterate Andean peasants becoming president as his rival cries fraud has shaken Peru’s entrenched class system and its fragile democracy, letting loose a torrent of racism in the bicentennialContinue reading “Peru: Fujimori cries electoral fraud – and unleashes torrent of racism”

G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations staked their claim Sunday to leading the world out of the coronavirus pandemic and crisis, pledging more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer nations, vowing to help developing countries grow while fighting climate change and backing a minimum tax on multinational firms. At the group’sContinue reading “G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations”

‘Uyghur Tribunal’ opens with testimony of alleged rape, torture

Dozens are giving their accounts to a people’s tribunal in London, which China has dismissed as a ‘clumsy public opinion show’. A London-based people’s tribunal is investigating whether China’s alleged persecution of its Uighur minority amounts to genocide, with witness testimony detailing mass torture, rape and a range of other abuses. The “Uyghur Tribunal” hasContinue reading “‘Uyghur Tribunal’ opens with testimony of alleged rape, torture”

Czech bill to compensate forcibly sterilized Roma passes

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has approved legislation to compensate Roma women sterilized against their will The lower house of the Czech Parliament approved legislation on Friday to compensate Roma women who were sterilized against their will. Human rights groups believe hundreds of Roma women were sterilized without their informed consent. Up to 400 womenContinue reading “Czech bill to compensate forcibly sterilized Roma passes”

Uyghur exiles describe forced abortions, torture in Xinjiang

Three Uyghurs who fled from China to Turkey have described forced abortions and torture by Chinese authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang region, ahead of giving testimony to a people’s tribunal in London that is investigating if Beijing’s actions against ethnic Uyghurs amount to genocide. The three witnesses include a woman who said she wasContinue reading “Uyghur exiles describe forced abortions, torture in Xinjiang”

Peru forced sterilisations case: ‘They could get away with it’

Victims of mass forced sterilisations in the 1990s fear upcoming Peru presidential runoff results could close door to justice. Maria Elena Carbajal still vividly recalls the doctor’s chilling response when, from her hospital bed, she asked repeatedly to see her newborn son, Francisco. “Once you have the procedure, you can see him,” the mother ofContinue reading “Peru forced sterilisations case: ‘They could get away with it’”

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