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UN calls for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged violations committed in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, ...

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UK raps Bangladesh on human rights situation

LONDON: Britain has welcomed the Bangladesh government’s handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis but has described the human rights situation in the country “deeply concerning”, citing allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances. Tariq Ahmad, minister for human rights in the UK Foreign Office, mentioned Bangladesh in his statement on ...

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Israel keeps Gaza residents ‘caged in a toxic slum:’ UN

GENEVA: Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. Opening a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that could set up a commission ...

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Human Rights Watch asks Dubai’s ruler about runaway daughter

DUBAI: Human Rights Watch on Saturday asked Dubai’s ruling sheikh to reveal the whereabouts of his daughter after a French ex-spy and others say she fled the emirate, only to be arrested off the coast of India. A statement by the organization marks the latest twist in the cloak-and-dagger drama surrounding ...

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Asma Jahangir, Pakistani rights activist, dies at 66

ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir, a leading Pakistani rights activist, fearless critic of the military’s interference into politics and a staunch defender of the rule of law, died Sunday in Lahore. She was 66. The death was confirmed by her daughter Munizae Jahangir, who said the cause was a heart attack. Jahangir, ...

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Pakistani-origin Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive in UK

LONDON: The UK government has appointed a Pakistani-origin women right campaigner Sara Khan as the new chief of a commission set up to root out extremism in the country. Sara Khan, 37, will head the Commission for Countering Extremism, a body that had been proposed in the wake of the ...

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UNCHR: Killing of disabled Palestinian man is inexplicable

A senior UN official has said Israel’s killing of a Palestinian wheelchair user protesting against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “incomprehensible”, as Israel said the man had not been targeted. A statement issued by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said Ibrahim ...

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UN’s Zeid Toughens Warning of ‘Genocide’ in Myanmar

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a British television interview to be shown. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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UN council to meet on N Korea nuclear program in December

UNITED NATIONS Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the ...

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