Jun 8, 2015

Horrific abuses 'systematic, widespread' in Eritrea: U.N. probe

Eritrea’s government is responsible for systematic and widespread human rights abuses on an almost unprecedented scale, driving some 5,000 Eritreans to flee every month, a U.N. investigation said Monday. Wrapping up a year-long probe, a U.N. commission of inquiry on the human rights situation ...

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

May 30, 2015

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn’t quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same ...

Smugglers in Thailand getting rich off Rohingya

May 24, 2015

Smugglers in Thailand getting rich off Rohingya

Around $1,100 should have secured passage for each of the Rohingya migrants who were found adrift in the Andaman Sea — victims of a dark trade in humans that pivots around smuggling kingpins in Thailand’s south. From the heaving bow of a wooden boat ...

May 13, 2015

China baby survives eight days buried alive: reports

A Chinese baby born with a cleft lip was abandoned by his parents and buried in a cardboard box two days later, but rescued alive eight days further on, media reported. The parents left the baby in a remote countryside in the southern province ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...