Author: Katy de la Motte

Abuse Of Young Athletes In Japan Exposed

A report released today by the international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed shocking incidents of abuse of young athletes in Japan whilst participating in sport. On what should have been the opening week of the now postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, HRW has highlighted the testimonies of 800

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Indonesian Fishermen Rescue Stranded Rohingya Refugees

A rescue mission led by fishermen residing in Aceh, Indonesia, set to work bringing a boat of 94 Rohingya refugees to safety on their shores this Thursday in what has been described by Amnesty International as a “moment of optimism and solidarity”. The rickety and sinking boat had been spotted

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Cobalt Miners In The Democratic Republic Of Congo Report Mandatory On-Site Confinement During COVID-19

Human rights organizations have come together this week to express concern for cobalt miners in the Lualaba and Haut-Katanga provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following reports of on-site confinement policies. To stay operational during COVID-19, at least six Congolese mining companies have been reported as being under

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Poverty And Protest In Lebanon: A Nation On The Edge

Lebanon is currently experiencing the worst economic crises of its history. Rampant inflation coupled with growing unemployment have thrown almost half the population below the poverty line, according to government figures. Increasingly concerning are the  COVID-19 lockdown measures, which are putting millions at risk of going hungry, exacerbating an already

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