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Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry, study finds

Thousands of vulnerable women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry and bear children, new research has found.  Researchers surveyed 400 women in 40 sites in Myanmar and China, estimating more than 7,400 women and girls were victims of forced marriage in the area and …

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UN requests access to ‘worrying’ Muslim reeducation camps in China

The United Nations most senior human rights official has requested direct access to China’s Xinjiang region to verify “worrying reports” of re-education camps holding Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Michelle Bachelet, the high commissioner for human rights, made the announcement amid growing global concern over Chinese treatment of the ethnic …

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China refuses top human rights official access to Uighur Muslim ‘re-education’ camps

China has blocked a leading human rights official from visiting the “re-education camps” which hold as many as one million Uighur Muslims. Barbel Kofler, the German human rights commissioner, had planned to travel to the heavily-policed northwestern region of Xinjiang to observe the country’s treatment of the minority group. It …

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North Korea has ‘expanded secret missile base’ despite Trump promises over denuclearisation

North Korea has reportedly expanded a long-range missile base within its mountainous interior, despite a promise from Donald Trump the country was “no longer a threat”.  Satellite images obtained by CNN allegedly show Pyongyang has continued to maintain and update its Yeongjeo-dong missile base and another site nearby.  US officials have long …

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