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Human rights groups are pleading with Mexico’s top health official to pressure the release of detained migrants at risk of contracting COVID-19

The majority of Mexico's detained migrant population cannot be repatriated due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in Honduras and El Salvador.
A doctor examines a patient who is infected by the coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.

Chinese jails have become hotbeds of coronavirus as more than 500 cases have erupted, prompting the ouster of several officials

Over half of the cases are in prisons in Hubei province, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. The rest are in Shangdong and Zhejiang provinces.
A school classroom.

A ‘humiliated’ 5th-grader withdrew from school after her teacher asked if she was in a relationship with another girl — as their ent...

The teacher reportedly asked her in front of the entire class whether they were dating. She's spending the rest of the year in homeschooling.
A Rohingya refugee reacts while holding his deceased son after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang, October 9, 2017.

Myanmar’s suppression of the Rohingya, explained in 30 seconds

Myanmar's leader is appearing before the UN International Court of Justice this week to address an accusation of genocide against the Rohingya.
Some ten Gay right activists attend a rally as they mark World Day Against Homophobia and Transophobia in Saint Petersburg on May 17, 2019.

A gay couple in Russia was forced to flee the country simply because they told their adopted children they are married

A gay couple was accused of breaking the country's "gay propaganda law" and telling their children they are married.
A screenshot of Human Rights Watch's rendering of the IJOP app, which authorities use to police citizens of Xinjiang, created from researchers' reverse engineering of the app.

China uses an intrusive surveillance app to track its Muslim minority, with technology that could be exported to the rest of the world. Here’s h...

The IJOP app prompts officials to log extremely personal information political views, whether they are on birth control, and electricity usage.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook could be fined if it doesn’t suffocate freedom of speech in Singapore

A new bill in Singapore targeting 'Online Falsehoods and Manipulation' could pose a big threat to social media companies like Facebook.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg’s boast about Facebook’s data storage was torn apart by human rights groups

Facebook's is building a data center in Singapore, a country with a poor record on freedom of expression according to human rights groups.
18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunan claims to have been trapped at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport since she arrived on Saturday (local time).

Asylum-seeking Saudi teenager barricades Bangkok hotel room after claiming officials abducted her

An 18-year-old Saudi girl who claims she was abducted in transit through Bangkok airport has reportedly barricaded herself inside a hotel in Bangkok.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

14 powerful human-rights groups write to Google demanding it kill plans to launch a China search engine

A group of 14 human-rights organizations have written a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding that Google kill plans to create a censored search engine in China. Code-named "Dragonfly," Google's plan to create a search engine compatible with China's stringent laws was revealed in August.