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Don’t side with loggers when confronting Orang Asli, Waytha tells cops

The minister urges them to be sympathetic to the plight of Orang Asli putting up blockades against logging.

Don’t let Kuala Koh tragedy happen to us too, plead Perak...

They hand over memo to prime minister listing their grouses and to be treated more humanely.

Bolsonaro defends child labour in Brazil, sparking outcry

Jair Bolsonaro says he was working and studying since eight years old, a claim his brother contradicts.

Bar urges more lawyers to give legal aid to refugees

Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor says current laws do not accord them recognition or protection.

US federal judge blocks indefinite detention of asylum seekers

A federal judge in Seattle rules that Attorney General Barr's decree infringed on the US constitution.

Uighur leader urges G20 pressure to end China ‘genocide’

Kadeer says Uighur culture can vanish if "strong actions" are not taken by China's trading partners.

Jailed China rights lawyer allowed to see wife after 4 years

Wang Quanzhang’s wife says her husband’s health has deteriorated during the long incarceration, noting that he had lost so much weight.

Wife of Australian man missing in N.Korea voices concern

Yuka Morinaga says her husband, Alek Sigley, is always trying to demystify North Korea unlike the typical Western media.

Australian student feared detained in North Korea

Canberra says it was 'urgently seeking clarification' on a man 'who has been reported as being detained in North Korea'.

Thailand imposing facial recognition for Muslim-majority south

An Army spokesman defends the move saying the facial identification scheme is needed to root out insurgents deploying mobile phone-detonated home-made bombs.

Venezuela should release jailed opponents

The UN rights chief met relatives of these detainees, many of whom are accused of 'conspiracy' to overthrow the government.

Missouri denies license to US state’s sole abortion clinic

Missouri lawmakers passed a bill last month banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy including in cases of rape and incest.

Kids in cages: Geneva protest urges UN action on Trump migration...

Dozens of demonstrators gather outside the UN's European HQ urging the UN Human Rights Council take on President Donald Trump's administration.

Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri, for now

Judge Michael Stelzer ordered that the clinic's license 'shall not expire and shall remain in effect until a ruling on petitioner's request for preliminary injunction'.

Thou shalt not march: S.Korean conservatives denounce Pride

In recent times, activists say believers have found a new enemy: sexual minorities.

Fight for rights of Sabah’s indigenous people will not stop, says...

Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the Huguan Siou of the Kadazandusun Muruts, says although some problems have been resolved there remain many issues that adversely affect the indigenous people of Sabah.

Nike ditches shoe design after Panama’s indigenous Guna protest

The mola design is considered like a flag to the Guna people, a cultural identity.

Alabama rape victim speaks out against anti-abortion bill

Victims of rape shares their story of abortion and what impact it could have had on them if they weren’t able to rid of their pregnancies.

Amnesty urges ICC to probe ‘crimes against humanity’ in Venezuela

Amnesty International says Maduro's opponents are tortured and killed during the protests.

Hollywood loves Georgia’s low taxes but fumes over strict abortion law

Georgia's republican governor, Brian Kemp, signed the abortion bill into law on Tuesday.

Last chance to keep pledge to reduce fuel prices, SAPP tells...

SAPP president Yong Teck Lee says Sabahans are disappointed that the federal government has not kept its pledges regarding oil royalties and reduction in fuel prices.

China, US clash at UN over Uighur detentions

Last week, the United States invited the head of the World Uighur Congress, Dolkun Isa, to address the UN forum on indigenous peoples, infuriating China.

Assange UK bail sentence ‘disproportionate’

The UN working group noted the Swedish allegations – the initial offence that triggered his British arrest – had been withdrawn and that the original bail terms should therefore have been nullified. 

Wife of jailed China rights lawyer pleads to see him

Li Wenzu says no one has seen her husband ever since his arrest.