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Rohingya Christian refugees abducted, attacked in Bangladesh

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020

At least 22 Rohingya Christian families were attacked, a Christian pastor and his 14-year-old daughter were abducted, and a Christian church and school were vandalized in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area, which is home to thousands of refugees who fled ethnic and religious persecution in neighboring Myanmar, according to Human Rights Watch. 513 more words

“My Teacher Said I Had a Disease”. Barriers to the Right to Education for LGBT Youth in Vietnam.

The 65-page report, “‘My Teacher Said I Had a Disease’: Barriers to the Right to Education for LGBT Youth in Vietnam,” documents how LGBT youth in Vietnam face stigma and discrimination at home and at school over myths such as the false belief that same-sex attraction is a diagnosable, treatable, and curable mental health condition. 73 more words

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Kidnapped by ISIS. Failure to Uncover the Fate of Syria’s Missing.

This report highlights 27 cases of individuals or groups apprehended by ISIS and last heard of in its custody before the group’s military defeat. They include activists, aid workers, journalists, and anti-ISIS fighters from a range of groups, government and anti-government, as well as residents living under ISIS control. 35 more words

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“How Much More Blood Must Be Spilled?”. Atrocities Against Civilians in Central Mali, 2019

Most civilians were the targets of deliberate attacks, while others were killed by explosive devices indiscriminately placed on roadways. The report analyzes the lack of justice for these and past atrocities against civilians and pushes the government to hasten the disarmament of abusive armed groups and efforts to ensure justice, and for Mali’s partners to support these efforts.


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At least 138 killed after being deported from U.S. to El Salvador, report says

At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the United States in recent years were subsequently killed, Human Rights Watch says in a report that comes as the Trump administration makes it harder for Central Americans to seek refuge here. 682 more words


Deported to Danger. United States Deportation Policies Expose Salvadorans to Death and Abuse

The US government has deported people to face abuse and even death in El Salvador. The US is not solely responsible— Salvadoran gangs who prey on deportees and Salvadoran authorities who harm deportees or who do little or nothing to protect them bear direct responsibility— but in many cases the US is putting Salvadorans in harm’s way in circumstances where it knows or should know that harm is likely. 13 more words

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