Ethiopian Militias Target Tigrayans in ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Campaign, Human Rights Groups Say

Ethiopian militias carried out a campaign of ethnic cleansing in conflict-hit northern Tigray region, a joint investigation by Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International found. According to the 207-page report that covers events between November 2020 and December 2021, …

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Amazon Still Works with Chinese Suppliers Accused of Using Forced Labor, Watchdog Group Says

Amazon continues to work with Chinese companies accused of using forced labor among the Uyghur ethnic minority in the Xinjiang region, according to a report published on March 7. Research group Tech Transparency Project, which is run by nonprofit group …

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Russia Expresses Concern Over Ethnic Tensions in Afghanistan

Moscow on Thursday expressed hope that the new Afghan authorities (Taliban officials) would take all possible measures to prevent ethnic tensions in Afghanistan. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Maria Zakharova in a press briefing said that Russia is concerned about ethnic …

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China ‘Committed Genocide’ Against Uyghurs, Independent UK Tribunal Rules

An unofficial United Kingdom-based tribunal ruled on Dec. 9 that China committed genocide against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in its northwestern Xinjiang region. In its 63-page judgment, the independent Uyghur Tribunal in London said that alleged efforts to prevent …

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Australia’s Curtin University Lobbies to Retract ‘Unethical’ AI Study on Uyghur Facial Recognition

Australia’s Curtin University on Wednesday has asked journal publisher Wiley Online Library to retract a controversial facial recognition study by an ex-faculty member to identify Uyghur and Tibetan minorities. Academic Wanquan Liu and co-authors at Chinese universities published the study …

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