Jul 13, 2016

Spike in Egypt disappearances: Amnesty International

Egypt’s police have been implicated in an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. “Enforced disappearance has become a key instrument of state policy in Egypt. Anyone who dares to speak out ...

Jul 6, 2016

U.N. panel says China is arbitrarily detaining U.S. citizen

A U.N. panel says China has arbitrarily detained an American woman in violation of international human rights norms, bringing her case back into public attention ahead of a visit to Beijing by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this week. International business consultant Phan “Sandy” ...

Hong Kong says freed bookseller can't be sent back to China

Jul 6, 2016

Hong Kong says freed bookseller can't be sent back to China

Hong Kong’s security chief said on Wednesday that there is no legal way a Hong Kong bookseller who returned to the city after being detained on the mainland could be sent back to China. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok’s comments came after a one-day ...

North Korea sends 'state-sponsored slaves' to Europe: rights group

Jul 6, 2016

North Korea sends 'state-sponsored slaves' to Europe: rights group

In an attempt to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of cash over its nuclear weapons program, North Korea has been sending hundreds of “state-sponsored slaves” to work in European Union nations, rights campaigners said Wednesday. North Korean laborers commonly work 10-12 hour ...