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Chinese property tycoon and Xi critic under investigation

Bejing - An outspoken Chinese Communist Party critic and millionaire property tycoon, Ren Zhiqiang, has been placed under investigation for "serious violations of discipline and law", an anti-graft watchdog said.

Prisoners dread virus outbreak in race against time

Jakarta - Sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on the floor of a crumbling, windowless room, prisoners in Indonesia fear an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus inside its walls is a "disaster waiting to happen".

Hundreds of abandoned animals die at Pakistan pet markets

Karachi - Abandoned when Pakistan's largest cities went into lockdown, hundreds of caged cats, dogs and rabbits have been found dead inside pet markets hurriedly shuttered as the coronavirus spread.

China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

Bejing - A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday.

Angry Wuhan next-of-kin seek answers over virus handling

Wuhan - Zhang took his elderly father to a Wuhan hospital for a surgical procedure in January, just as coronavirus was consuming the central Chinese city. Within days, his father was dead of the contagion.

Privacy-mad Germany turns to app to track virus spread

Berlin - Personal data protection is a thorny subject in privacy-loving Germany, but the country is nevertheless considering using a smartphone app to help manage the spread of the new coronavirus.

Campaigners urge Russia to release prisoners, as virus spreads

Moscow - Rights campaigners are urging the Russian government to consider releasing some pre-trial detainees and prisoners held in the country's packed jails, warning of the "devastating consequences" of the coronavirus pandemic.

Singapore activist picks jail over fine for criticising courts

Fpo - A Singaporean activist said Tuesday he had begun serving a one-week jail term after refusing to pay a fine for questioning the independence of the city-state's judiciary in a Facebook post.

Singapore court rejects challenge to gay sex ban

Fpo - A fresh bid to overturn a Singapore law banning gay sex failed Monday as a court dismissed several challenges, a setback for efforts to promote greater LGBT rights in Asia.

Anti-virus measures spark Mideast fears of setback in liberties

Apo - Armoured vehicles in the streets, hundreds arrested, smartphone surveillance -- sweeping measures to fight the coronavirus have raised concerns in the Middle East over the erosion of already threatened human rights.

Privacy rights may become next victim of killer pandemic

Washington - Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic -- but some activists fear this could mean lasting harm to privacy and digital rights.

Yemen Huthis uphold death sentence for Baha'i, community says

Washington - A court run by Yemen's Huthi rebels has upheld the death sentence of a Baha'i over his religion in defiance of international appeals, the community said Monday.

US demands Vietnam free blogger handed 10-year term

Washington - The United States on Monday demanded that Vietnam immediately free a blogger who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after posts critical of the government.

US lawmakers seek Xinjiang import ban over forced labor

Washington - US lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a ban on most imports from China's Xinjiang region, charging that goods produced by Uighur forced laborers were easily making their way into the United States.

Rights groups condemn 10-year jail term for Vietnam blogger

Hanoi - The jailing of a Vietnamese blogger for 10 years was condemned by rights groups Tuesday as "unacceptable" and an attack on free speech.

Lives shattered by South Africa's forced sterilisations

Johanesburg - Four years ago, Bongekile Msibi, already a mother of a now 15-year-old girl, consulted a doctor after trying unsuccessfully to have a second child.

China charges Xi critic with 'subversion', say activists

Bejing - An outspoken Chinese rights activist who called for President Xi Jinping to step down over the coronavirus outbreak has been charged with "inciting state subversion", rights activists said Monday.

Grieving children's choir breaking Philippine drug war cycle

Manila - The dozen children stared shyly at the audience but grew bolder when they began to sing, pouring their grief into music for the fathers they lost to the Philippines' drug war.

Clashes as thousands protest violence against women in Chile

Santiago - Clashes broke out between police and protesters Sunday as hundreds of thousands of women marched in Santiago to demand an end to violence against women.

Pakistan's 'biggest feminist' under fire after sexist tirade

Lahore - He calls himself "Pakistan's biggest feminist", but soap-opera writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar sparked a national row this week after he hurled abuse at a women's rights activist on live television.

Mexican men confront machismo culture in therapy to combat violence against women

Mexico - In an improvised therapy room in a large house in the center of Mexico City, a group of men aged between 20 and 70 close their eyes, inhale and exhale.

Philippines to resume aid talks with backers of UN drug war probe

Manila - The Philippines said Wednesday it is resuming aid talks with Western countries it had rebuked just months earlier for backing a UN resolution to review human rights abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte's rule.

Amnesty says Iran killed two dozen children in November crackdown

Paris - Human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the Iranian security forces of killing 23 children, mostly with live ammunition, during a November crackdown on anti-government protests.

Refugee aid groups attacked as tensions rock Greek island

Several aid groups on Greece's Lesbos said Tuesday they were suspending work with refugees and evacuating staff in the wake of violence by locals, amid fear and confusion on an island in the crosshairs of the migrant crisis.

Two detained French academics go on trial in Iran

Paris - Two French academics jailed in Iran for over half a year on national security charges went on trial Tuesday in a case that has raised tensions between Tehran and Paris.

French academics go on trial in Tehran: support group

Paris - Two French academics jailed in Iran for over half a year on national security charges went on trial Tuesday in a case that has raised tensions between Tehran and Paris, their Paris-based support group said.

UN probe highlights Russia, Turkey roles in Syria 'war crimes'

Geneva - Moscow has participated in war crimes connected with deadly air strikes in Syria, UN investigators said Monday, warning that Ankara could also be responsible for similar crimes against Kurds there.

US demands China free Swedish bookseller

Washington - The United States on Thursday demanded that China immediately free Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The new wave of feminism sweeping Latin America

Montevideo - Women across Latin America are organizing a wave of protests to force gender politics into the public arena amid staggering rates of femicide and highly restrictive abortion laws.

Watchdog HRW accuses army in massacre in anglophone Cameroon

Yaound - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Cameroon's armed forces of taking part in the killing of at least 21 civilians this month in a region where troops are battling anglophone separatists.
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