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Is a ban on buying sex work effective? Sex workers say ‘no’
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Is a ban on buying sex work effective? Sex workers say ‘no’

Sex work. The issue of whether a country should criminalize the industry is a polarizing one — and no less…
Gaza man says Hamas forced him to divorce after torture
Middle East

Gaza man says Hamas forced him to divorce after torture

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — After months of torture and interrogations in a Hamas prison, Palestinian activist Rami Aman…
EU’s top court rejects effort to force tougher climate rules
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EU’s top court rejects effort to force tougher climate rules

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court on Thursday rejected an effort by a Scandinavian youth group and eight…
British-Iranian aid worker appears in Iran court for propaganda trial
Middle East

British-Iranian aid worker appears in Iran court for propaganda trial

DUBAI (Reuters) – British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was tried on a new charge of making “propaganda against the system”…
Saudi rights activist al-Hathloul hopes for sentence change ahead of appeals hearing
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Saudi rights activist al-Hathloul hopes for sentence change ahead of appeals hearing

RIYADH (Reuters) – Women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who was released last month after three years in prison, said on…
Indian activist’s arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent
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Indian activist’s arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent

NEW DELHI (AP) — To her friends, Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old Indian climate activist, was most concerned about her future…
Students in Delhi protest against environmentalist’s detention
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Students in Delhi protest against environmentalist’s detention

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Students chanted slogans outside the Delhi police headquarters on Tuesday demanding the release of a 22-year-old…
“Now we want real justice,” say sisters of freed Saudi rights activist Hathloul
Middle East

“Now we want real justice,” say sisters of freed Saudi rights activist Hathloul

DUBAI (Reuters) – The sisters of prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul said on Thursday they wanted real justice…
Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison
Middle East

Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political activists was released from prison Wednesday, her…
Anti-China activists in Japan call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Games
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Anti-China activists in Japan call for boycott of Beijing 2022 Games

TOKYO (Reuters) – A group of anti-China activists campaigning for human rights in Tibet and support for ethnic Uighurs called…
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