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‘Imminent’ Iran execution must be halted, urges UN human rights office

New York: The imminent execution in Iran of a man who was allegedly tortured into confessing that he belonged to a jihadist group must be stopped, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

Chinese authority forcing ethnic minority laborers in Xinjiang to pick cotton

Washington: A report has unveiled that the Chinese government is coercing hundreds of thousands of rural workers to carry out the grueling labour of handpicking cotton in the controversial Uyghur region of the country.

China pressing minorities into mould of a new 'single nation-state': Report

Beijing: President Xi Jinping's government is promoting a less tolerant pan-Chinese identity that is pressing minorities into the mould of a new 'single nation-state', reports Asia Times.

UN must intervene to protect minorities from persecution in Pakistan: Activist Anila Gulzar

Geneva: Rights activist from Pakistan Anila Gulzar has urged the United Nations to intervene and protect the rights of minorities in the south Asian nation.

Pakistan: European think tank flags human rights situation in Balochistan in latest report

Brussels: The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) has highlighted findings by the Pakistan Human Rights Commission (HRCP) where it stated that enforced disappearances and missing persons remain a major issue in the Balochistan region of the country.

Experts discuss Pakistan’s role in ever-worsening condition of minorities in the South Asian country

New Delhi: When the world is witnessing growing Covid-19 outbreak, several Indian experts assembled online on Friday to discuss the ever-worsening condition of minorities in Pakistan whose numbers are going down significantly over the years. 

National Commission for Human Rights still non-functional after more than a year in Pakistan

Islamabad: Despite torture inflicted on minorities being reported from different parts of the country every now and then, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) of Pakistan has been non-functional for more than a year now.

Pakistan govt allegedly follows discrimination in giving ration to minorities, Christian woman claims she was asked to read 'Kalma'

Islamabad/IBNS: A shocking tale of discrimination by PM Imran Khan-led government has come to fore during the COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan where certain families, belonging to the religious minority communities, have claimed that the ration is being distributed in a certain region of the country selectively.

Myanmar must address ‘serious’ human rights violations against minorities – UN rights chief

New York, June 20 (Just Earth News): Issuing a new report on the situation of minorities in Myanmar, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has urged the Government to take concrete steps to end the “systemic discrimination” and ongoing human rights violations against minority communities, particularly the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

Minorities face discrimination at every turn in criminal justice systems: UN expert

New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): In criminal justice processes worldwide, minorities face discrimination ranging from excessive and sometimes lethal use of force, torture by police, to longer periods of stay in pre-trial detention, discrimination during judicial procedures and biases influencing sentencing, according to the UN human rights expert on minority issues.