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Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Nepal criticized for not stopping child marriages

Sep 08, – New York-based Human Rights Watch said government indifference means it has not taken the concrete steps needed to achieve the goal of completely stopping the practice in Nepal, which has the third-highest rate of such marriages in Asia after Bangladesh and India. Traditional practices, poverty, last year’s massive earthquake and Nepal’s ongoing […]

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IS Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 25

IS Suicide bombing at Iraqi funeral kills at least 25

Feb 29, – Another 52 people were wounded in the bombing in Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles (90 kilometers) north of the capital, according to security and hospital officials. A suicide bomber struck an Iraqi funeral on Monday, killing at least 25 people, including a local Shiite militia leader, in a town north of Baghdad that […]

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Afghanistan buries woman beaten to death by mob

Afghanistan buries woman beaten to death by mob

Mar 22, – Hundreds of people gathered in northern Kabul for the funeral of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who like many Afghans is known by only one name. An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday, her coffin carried aloft by women’s rights activists. She was killed late […]

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Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Nov 05, – The sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody. The border guards, known at the time of the mutiny as the Bangladesh Rifles, say they revolted over demands […]

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Government views prostitution as an “ugly social Phenomenon” Sex workers in China face horrifying abuse

Government views prostitution as an “ugly social Phenomenon” Sex workers in China face horrifying abuse

May 14, AP – The government officially views prostitution as an “ugly social phenomenon” and the solicitation, sale and purchase of sex in China are illegal. However, despite frequent government crackdowns, prostitution remains rampant and sexual services are openly offered in massage parlors, karaoke bars and nightclubs. Police in China frequently beat, torture and arbitrarily […]

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