Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Taiwan says Dalai Lama welcome to visit, a trip that would infuriate China

Published 06/07/2020

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan would welcome a visit by exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, its foreign ministry said on Monday, a trip that [more…]

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

U.S. Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

Published 02/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 75 U.S. senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over [more…]

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

Published 30/06/2020

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the [more…]

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urgently needs to see the legislation China passed regarding Hong Kong to determine whether it has breached the joint declaration and [more…]

UK PM Johnson says on Huawei: we must protect from ‘hostile state vendors’

UK PM Johnson says on Huawei: we must protect from ‘hostile state vendors’

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain needed to protect its critical national infrastructure from “hostile state vendors” when deciding [more…]

U.S. starts paring back Hong Kong’s special status due to security law

U.S. starts paring back Hong Kong’s special status due to security law

Published 29/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States began eliminating Hong Kong’s special status under U.S. law on Monday, halting defense exports and restricting the territory’s access [more…]

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Russian prosecutor seeks six-year jail term for director who poked fun at authorities: RIA

Published 22/06/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors asked a court in Moscow on Monday to sentence prominent film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov to six years in [more…]

Trump opposed to removing Theodore Roosevelt’s statue from outside Museum of Natural History

Trump opposed to removing Theodore Roosevelt’s statue from outside Museum of Natural History

Published 22/06/2020

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he opposed removing the towering statue of Theodore Roosevelt from outside New York City’s American Museum [more…]

Trump administration aims to end Dreamers immigration program in six months

Trump administration aims to end Dreamers immigration program in six months

Published 21/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is determined to end the Dreamers program that protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children within [more…]

Sudan finds mass grave of conscripts killed during Bashir’s rule

Sudan finds mass grave of conscripts killed during Bashir’s rule

Published 15/06/2020

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s public prosecutor on Monday announced the discovery of a mass grave east of Khartoum suspected to contain the remains of students [more…]