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Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

Asia Pacific Sep 24, 2018

Own up to mass Muslim detentions, Amnesty tells China

China must come clean about the fate of an estimated 1 million minority Muslims swept up in a "massive crackdown" in its far western region of Xinjiang, Amnesty International said Monday. Beijing has tightened restrictions on Muslim minorities to combat what it calls Islamic extremism ...

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

World / Crime & Legal Aug 13, 2018

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

It's barely 6 a.m. and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home — he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritizes rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one ...

Russian authorities close museum on Soviet gulags

World / Social Issues Jul 21, 2018

Russian authorities close museum on Soviet gulags

A museum dedicated to the Soviet gulags has been forced to close, its director said Friday, the latest case of Russian authorities putting pressure on those researching the Soviet-era camps. "We no longer have access to the museum, and yesterday there was an attempt to ...