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First Chilean police officer in court as protest flare anew

Santiago - A Chilean police officer appeared in court Friday in the first instance of prosecutors bringing charges over eye injuries blamed on security forces during Chile's months of unrest.

Mexico respected rights of detained caravan migrants: AMLO

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insisted Friday that Mexico had respected the human rights of hundreds of Central American migrants detained in a robust security force operation the day before.

Sri Lanka new govt to investigate war missing

Colombo - Sri Lanka's presidency said Friday that death certificates for thousands of people missing presumed dead from the country's civil war will only be given out after proper investigations.

Sami association wins historic hunting rights case against Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden's top court on Thursday granted a Sami association in the far north the right to regulate local hunting and fishing activities, scoring a legal precedent in favour of the country's indigenous community.

Sami association wins hunting rights battle in Sweden

Stockholm - Sweden's top court on Thursday granted a Sami association in the far north the right to regulate local hunting and fishing activities, scoring a legal precedent in favour of the country's indigenous community.

Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

Mexico - Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala....

CIA psychologist defends torture before Guantanamo court

Washington - A psychologist who helped design the CIA's "war on terror" torture program after the September 11, 2001 attacks defended the program this week before its victims at the US military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Taiwan gay couples urge foreign marriage rights after Tsai win

Taipei - Rights groups and gay couples called on Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen Tuesday to cement the island's reputation as a bastion of LGBT rights by recognising international same-sex marriages following her landslide re-election victory.

Climate crisis could justify asylum claims: UN committee

Geneva - Governments that send refugees back to countries severely affected by climate change could be in breach of their human rights obligations, a UN committee said on Monday.

Sri Lanka president acknowledges thousands of war missing are dead

Colombo - Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has acknowledged for the first time that more than 23,500 people missing for a decade since the end of the country's protracted Tamil war are dead.

Top Pakistani activist says prevented from leaving country

Lahore - Pakistani authorities refused to let a top human rights lawyer leave the country, citing her "anti-state activities", she told AFP on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest example of an ongoing rights crackdown.

Pompeo expresses 'outrage' to Egypt's leader over imprisoned American's death

Berlin - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed US "outrage" in a meeting Sunday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over the death of an American national imprisoned in Egypt since 2013.

'Not forgotten': Protesters seek justice for slain Turkish-Armenian journalist

Istanbul - Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday outside the former offices of Agos newspaper in Istanbul where Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered 13 years ago, a killing which sent shockwaves across the country.

China and Myanmar 'stand together' despite Rohingya backlash

Nay Pyi Taw - China and Myanmar are set to ink mammoth infrastructure deals following a meeting on Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who pledged to stand with Beijing "till the end of the world".

Rabat kept Belgian-Moroccan for years in 'abusive solitary': HRW

Rabat - Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Morocco of holding a dual Belgian-Moroccan citizen in "inhuman" and "abusive solitary detention" for more than three years following his 2009 life sentence on terrorism charges.

China's Xi vows 'new era' of Myanmar ties after red carpet welcome

Nay Pyi Taw - Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a "new era" of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure...

China's Xi arrives in Myanmar on billion-dollar charm offensive

Nay Pyi Taw - Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Myanmar's capital Friday on a state visit aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals.

BandPay to launch March 2020, building trust in music business Special

BandPay, a fully customizable payment platform to launch March 2020, introduces a simple solution to the delays, errors, and losses that slow down many music professionals’ transactions and creative output. Co-CEO DeCarlos Garrison explains more.

Japan minister becomes first to announce paternity leave

Apo - Japan's environment minister said Wednesday he would take two weeks of paternity leave, the first time a cabinet minister has publicly committed to such a move in the country.

China conducting 'intense' global attack on rights: HRW

New York - China is using its economic and diplomatic might to carry out the "most intense attack" ever on the global system for protecting human rights, a leading campaign group said Tuesday, sparking a furious response from a Chinese official.

Indonesia rights body slams LGBT raids after UK rapist case

Jakarta - Indonesia's human rights body on Tuesday slammed a crackdown on the LGBT community in a city that was once home to a man described as Britain's most prolific rapist.

US denounces 'avoidable' citizen death in Egypt custody

Washington - An American citizen whose case was raised by top US leaders died Monday after more than six years in custody in Egypt, his representatives said, drawing criticism by Washington of its authoritarian ally.

China defends barring Human Rights Watch head from Hong Kong

Bejing - China on Monday defended barring the head of Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong, saying non-governmental organisations were responsible for political unrest in the city and should "pay the proper price".

Human Rights Watch chief says barred from entering Hong Kong

Fpo - Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth said Sunday he had been denied entry into Hong Kong, where he had arrived to launch the watchdog's annual report after months of civil unrest in the city.

Human Rights Watch chief says barred from entering Hong Kong

Fpo - Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth said Sunday he had been denied entry into Hong Kong, where he had arrived to launch the watchdog's annual report after months of civil unrest in the city.

US lawmakers urge action on 'crimes against humanity' in China

Washington - US lawmakers called Wednesday for President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions over rights abuses in China as they released a report describing "crimes against humanity" towards the Uighur minority.

Dakar's women drivers helping their Saudi sisters

Jeddah - They may be few in number but the women who have come to Saudi Arabia to race their vehicles across the sands in this year's Dakar Rally are making their voices heard.

US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights

Washington - The United States on Wednesday hit South Sudan's first vice president with financial sanctions, accusing him of ordering the deaths of two opposition leaders.

EU takes aim at ticket bots, data harvesters

Apo - EU countries will from Tuesday begin rolling out tougher laws against online operators who play fast and loose with consumers, including those harvesting personal data or deploying bots to snap up tickets.

Switzerland grapples with assisted suicide for prisoners

Geneva - A request by a convict behind bars for life is testing Switzerland's support for assisted suicide, raising complex questions over whether ill prisoners can seek help to end their own lives.
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