Despite reports of human rights violations in Volkswagen car manufacturing plant in China's Xinjiang region, according to a chief executive of Volkswagen, the car manufacturer is planning to continue its operations. He further stated that they ensure the labour standards are implemented, and that the cultural and religious differences are respected. Volkswagen has also been accused of human rights violations in Brazil, where public… read-more
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China Uses Sports To Justify Human Rights Violations, Improve Its Image & Self-Esteem: Tibetan Activist
Chemi Lhamo, a Tibetan activist claimed that China is using sports to legitimize its "Human Rights violations and fake promises" during a meeting at the Human Rights Foundation Oslo Freedom Forum in New York. He claims that China utilized the 2008 and 2022 Olympics to improve its global reputation. He highlighted that China is utilizing sports to improve its image and self-esteem.
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, reacted to the remark on 'human rights abuses' in India made by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He said that India also has views about the human rights situation in other countries, including the United States. He also warned that India would not be reticent when it comes to human rights issues in the US, especially with regard to the Indian community.
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During a joint press briefing held with the Indian Defence Minister and the Foreign Minister, US State Secretary Antony Blinken expressed grave concern over what he sees as "human rights abuses" in India. He did not elaborate much, but he did single out government, prison and police officials as the perpetrators. Rajnath Singh, who was also present, did not comment on the unusual remarks made by the senior US diplomat.
China accused NATO for exaggerating the China Threat Theory. In a statement China urged upon NATO to view China's development rationally, stop various forms of exaggeration of 'China threat theory' and not to use its legitimate interests and legal rights for manipulating group politics to create artificial confrontations. The statement came after China was criticised on human rights violations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang in G7 summit.
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China accused the G7 of "political manipulation" on June 14 after the leaders of the group questioned Beijing's human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. The Chinese Embassy in UK reacted angrily to these questions and claimed that the leaders were "interfering" in internal matters. Currently, Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region are undergoing ethnic cleansing in an attempt by China to root out Islamic Extremism.
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China, Russia and Cuba on October 13 secured places in the UN's Human Rights Council (UNHRC) while Saudi Arabia was denied membership. However, various human rights groups have opposed the countries elected. Reportedly, Saudi's failure to make it to the UNHRC is attributed to state-sponsored abuses and killings of activists including murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Russia's membership was opposed owing to its military… read-more
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Saying that further air-pollution will pose a threat to COVID-19 patients, Rajasthan's State Human Rights Commission has instructed the government to curb the use of fire-crackers during Diwali. RSHRC said, pollution from crackers is harmful for asthma patients and may increase lung-infections in people. The commission took media reports into consideration while giving these directives. Justice Sharma said, “...if crackers are burst on Diwali… read-more
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UN investigations found Venezuelan security forces responsible for systematic human rights violations since 2014. The report blamed President Maduro and Interior and Defence Ministers for ordering and aiding agencies with resources for violence. It also condemned authorities for their heavy-handedness in suppressing protests. Fact finding mission found reasonable grounds for planned and arbitrary killing pattern in 223 cases studied.… read-more
Global NGO, Amnesty International has accused Delhi Police of torture and violation of human rights during the communal riots that took place in the capital city over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The NGO’s report is based on forensic analysis of riot videos and eyewitness accounts, claiming the police burned down homes and beat up protesters based on their community. Delhi police is yet to respond on the allegations.