UN Expresses Concern Over Tiny Progress In Torture Prevention In Lebanon

The United Nations on Thursday said that little progress was made in prevention of torture in Lebanon, and expressed concern over prolonged pre-trail detonation, and deplorable living conditions in places of deprivation of liberty. Head of Subcommittee on Prevention of …

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Uyghurs In Turkey Urge UN To Investigate China’s Human Rights Abuses

Fourth EstateChildren separated from their families at protest held on Children’s day in Istanbul, Turkey. - A. Hidyat

The Uyghur Muslims based in Turkey on Tuesday called on the United Nations to thoroughly investigate alleged crimes committed by Chinese authorities against the community in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. There are around 50,000 Uyghur Muslims living …

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Junta Troops Raze Entire Village in Southern Kalay

Fourth EstateKalay State Map - Fourth Estate

Residents of Kalay Township in the Sagaing Region said the Junta troops burned a village to the ground on Sunday after fighting with anti-military defense forces.  “They torched every house in sight. Only a few houses on the edge of …

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194 People, Including Women and Children, Illegally Detained in Syria in April

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Thursday that at least 194 people, including six children and three women have been detained illegally by Syria regime forces only in April. “Monthly number of arbitrary arrests conducted by the Syrian …

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India Demands User Data from VPN Companies

Fourth EstateProtestors march against mass surveillance - Elvert Barnes

The Indian government demands virtual private companies to collect and store user data for at least five years under a new national directive in India. VPNs in India will have to save customer names, validated physical and IP addresses, usage …

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Anonymous Leaks 82GB of Australia’s Offshore Detention Island Emails

Fourth EstateChristmas Island Immigration Detention Centre - DIAC

Hacktivist group Anonymous leaked on Monday 82 gigabytes of confidential emails belonging to the Nauru Police Force. The hackers’ group made public 285,635 confidential emails to protest against the alleged abuse of the Nauru Police toward asylum seekers in Nauru, …

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US to Impose Sanctions on China’s Hikvision

Fourth EstateHikvision Building - Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine

The United States will impose sanctions on the Chinese video surveillance company Hikvision due to accusations of enabling human rights abuses. According to four unnamed people familiar with the internal discussions, the Biden administration is laying the groundwork to place …

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Russian Mercenaries Killed Civilians in Central African Republic, Rights Group Says

Fourth EstateA Russian mercenarie "instructor" from PMC Wagner training troops in Central African Republic

Russian mercenaries “summarily executed, tortured, and beaten [sic] civilians” in Central African Republic (CAR) since 2019, according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on May 3. “There is compelling evidence that Russian-identified forces supporting the Central African …

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