Beijing Olympic spokesperson denies human rights criticism
Beijing, China (REUTERS) – Olympic spokesperson Zhao Weidong says the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics will turn attention away from criticism surrounding the host country’s human rights record. Several countries including the United States and Britain have announced a diplomatic boycott of the Games over China’s rights... Read more
Indian Domestic Helpers Considered “Dirty”: 70 years after untouchability was banned
By Saloni Bhugra At five in the morning, Sandhya Karwal, 16, woke up to get ready and cook breakfast for her husband. She wore pink trousers with a yellow and green kurta — a long shirt. She then walked 20 minutes to the house that she worked at as... Read more
Myanmar coup increases atrocities
in Rohingya genocide
By Hansil Mehta The implications of Myanmar coup are worrying for Rohingya living in Myanmar as they are at a heightened risk of repression, says a human rights expert. The director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa, John Packer says, “There is... Read more