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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At Least 36 People Killed after Night Raid in Nigerian Village

At least 36 villagers were killed after a group of unidentified gunmen attacked a village near the central Nigerian city of Jos late Tuesday, authorities said. According to a military spokesman, the attackers raided many houses in the village of …

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China Secretly Jailed Tibetan Monks for Up to 20 Years, Human Rights Watch Reports

Chinese authorities sentenced four Tibetan monks to up to 20 years in prison in secret trials despite no evidence of committing illegal acts, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on July 6. In a 61-page report, HRW revealed that police in …

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U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken Meets Uyghur Muslims Previously Detained in Chinese Camps

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on July 6 virtually met with Uyghur Muslims who were previously detained in camps in the Chinese northwestern Xinjiang region. According to State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, Blinken wanted to meet the Uyghur …

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China’s Treatment of Uyghurs ‘Amounts to Crimes Against Humanity,’ Amnesty International Reports

The “draconian” repression of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs minority in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang “amounts to crimes against humanity,” human rights organization Amnesty International said in a report. Amnesty International launched a report on June 10, …

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‘Uyghur Tribunal’ to Open in London to Assess Alleged Human Rights Abuses in China

A series of hearings will open in London on June 4 to gather evidence from witnesses to assess alleged human rights abuses against the Uyghur minority in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang. A panel consisting of nine jurors, who …

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CNN Urged to Fire Rick Santorum After Remarks Dismissing Native Americans

CNN political commentator Rick Santorum drew criticism after his remarks last week that dismissed Native Americans, sparking calls for him to be fired. The former United States Senator told a conference of right-wing students last April 23 that European colonizers …

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UK Parliament Declares China’s Treatment of Uyghur as Genocide

The British Parliament has unanimously declared on April 22 that China’s crackdown on ethnic minority Uyghurs in the northwestern Xinjiang region is genocide. The members of parliament (MP) passed a nonbinding motion condemning “mass human rights abuses and crimes against …

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Two Chinese TV Stars Cut Ties with Nike over Xinjiang Comments

Two Chinese TV stars decided to sever their ties with Nike over the sportswear manufacturing giant’s comments regarding the controversial violation of human rights and forced labor in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. Nike is only one of the Western …

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