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United States Makes Landmark Designation of Uyghur Genocide

On January 19th, the final full day of President Trump’s Administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a landmark decision, designating China’s persecution and treatment of Uyghurs as genocide. Sticking true to his word, Secretary Pompeo asserts that “the United States of America has led the world in holding the perpetrators of the most heinous …

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Lord Alton: “Genocide should no longer be allowed to be the crime that dares not speak its name.”

On January 18, 2021, Lord Alton of Liverpool issued a press release highlighting the plight of the Uyghurs under China’s repressive and even genocidal persecution, and called upon the UK Parliament to take decisive steps to hold China accountable and provide justice to the thousands of victims under its regime. The list of atrocities committed …

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United Kingdom Takes Decisive Action Regarding China’s Organ Harvesting and Forced Labor Schemes

On Friday, January 12, it was announced that United Kingdom organizations and companies whose standards of production do not meet their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act would be imposed heavy fines. This decision was made in efforts to encourage and incentivize British companies to cut ties with Chinese partner companies involved in Uyghur forced …

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South Korean Shincheonji Leader Acquitted of Charges

Months ago, in March 2020, and at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea, the Shincheonji Church of Jesus came under fire when it was revealed that over 50% of the nation’s coronavirus cases could be traced back to Shincheonji Church members. Subsequently, elderly church leader then-88-year-old Lee Man-hee was accused by government …

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United States to Ban All Cotton and Tomato Imports from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

In its most recent steps to hold China accountable to egregious human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR; also referred to as East Turkestan), the United States has extended its import ban to include all cotton and tomato products produced in Xinjiang. This expansion comes after its September 2020 partial ban on …

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Nigeria Considering Enacting Legislation that Will Threaten Fundamental Rights of Civilians

Just over a year ago, in December 2019, Amnesty International called attention to the Nigerian Senate’s consideration of two inherently problematic bills that have the potential to deteriorate the personal freedoms of the nation’s every citizen. The National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech bill and the Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation and …

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Hindus for Human Rights’ Important Message on Future Engagement with India

On January 6th, 2021, Co-Founder of Hindu for Human Rights, Mr. Raju Rajagopal, made an essential plea to the incoming Biden-Harris Administration to reorganize the United States’ foreign policy agenda towards India to include human rights and religious freedom as non-negotiable goals. As has been recognized by domestic and international organizations alike, it is concerning …

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Jubilee Campaign and Other Human Rights Organizations Submit Reports on North Korea

On January 4th, multiple human rights organizations submitted reports to the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of the consideration of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) for the Committee’s 131st Session. The Committee regularly accepts reports on how nations are – or are not …

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