Young girls being sold in India to repay loans, says human rights body

Notice issued to Rajasthan state government demanding police inquiry into ‘abominable’ practiceYoung girls in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan are being sold as “repayment” for loans their parents cannot afford, the national body that protects hu…

Failure to investigate UK imports linked to forced Uyghur labour unlawful, court told

World Uyghur Forum brings high court challenge against government agencies over Xinjiang cotton importsUK government agencies have broken the law by not investigating the importation of cotton products manufactured by forced Uyghur labourers in China, …

UK accused of letting refugees make dangerous Indian Ocean boat journeys

MoD personnel escorted refugees away from Diego Garcia in boat with no record of having radio or lifesaving equipment, lawyers sayLawyers have accused the UK of facilitating dangerous onward boat journeys by Tamil refugees who had arrived at the Britis…

British Sikh activist ‘tortured in India after tip-off from UK intelligence’

Lawyers for Jagtar Singh Johal say he was given electric shocks after unlawful arrest in Punjab in 2017A British Sikh campaigner is facing a possible death sentence after the UK intelligence services passed on information about him to the Indian author…

‘A moment of opportunity’: fall of Sri Lankan president raises victims’ hopes

Rights groups say they have a dossier of evidence against Gotabaya Rajapaksa – and a renewed appetite to bring him to accountIt was a warm April day in 2019 and Gotabaya Rajapaksa was enjoying the afternoon with his family in an affluent suburb of Los…

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