Human Welfare

US woman in Bali 'suitcase murder' gives up custody of baby

Mar 17, 2017

An American woman convicted in her mother's "suitcase murder" in Indonesia has given custody of her young daughter to an Australian woman until her release from prison

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Trump's planned reduction in refugees may hit Myanmar worst

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts

Mar 16, 2017

An Associated Press analysis suggests that the people hurt most by President Donald Trump's planned deep cuts in refugee visas are from not any of the six Muslim countries listed in his travel ban, but Myanmar

AP PHOTOS: Refugees and their most precious possessions

Mar 16, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Refugees from Myanmar hoping for a future in America own very little and will bring even less, but everyone has at least one precious item that they plan to bring to the place they call their "fatherland"

Groups urge Thai action against torture, disappearances

Mar 14, 2017

Rights groups are urging Thailand's government to enact legislation banning torture and forced disappearances as its human rights record comes under United Nations review

China attacks US racial tensions, police brutality in report

Mar 10, 2017

China has issued a report on rights abuses in the United States, assailing what it calls America's "terrible human rights problems" including police brutality, high levels of incarceration, racial prejudice and money politics

China says 20,000 Myanmar refugees have fled across border

Mar 9, 2017

China says more than 20,000 people from neighboring Myanmar have fled across the border into China after months of violence between ethnic rebel groups and government forces, including fighting this week that killed at least 30 people

Thai military drops defamation case over torture report

Mar 7, 2017

Thailand's military has withdrawn criminal complaints against three human rights activists who issued a report alleging torture by security forces in the country's insurgency-plagued south, a decision welcomed by rights groups

Rights group says Thai prisons fall short of world standards

Feb 28, 2017

An international human rights group says that Thailand's prisons fail to meet international standards, with inmates routinely shackled, stuffed into overcrowded cells and forced to work in harsh conditions

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