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Britain home to 136,000 modern slaves: Rights group

(Reuters) – Britain is home to about 136,000 modern slaves, a global survey found on Thursday — a figure 10 times higher than government estimates that points to emerging forms of slavery, police and campaigners said. About one in 500 people in Britain were trapped in modern-day slavery in Britain ...

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Myanmar’s army planned out Rohingya genocide: Rights group

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -A human rights group says Myanmar’s army had made “systematic preparations” for “genocide” against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s western state of Rakhine, before Myanmar’s security posts came under alleged militant attacks in August 2017. The independent group Fortify Rights said in a report on Thursday that ...

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Human Rights Watch urges Myanmar to address illegal land confiscations

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Human Rights Watch has called on authorities in Myanmar to compensate for illegally confiscated land and reform laws to protect farmers. The New York-based rights group said in a new report released on Tuesday that Myanmar’s government “should promptly address illegal land confiscations, compensate aggrieved parties, ...

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35k families displaced by Saudi attacks on Hudaydah: UN

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Saudi Arabia’s ground and air attacks on Yemen’s Hudaydah have displaced some 35,000 families so far, says the UN. “As of 13 July, approximately 35,000 displaced households have been verified, and 20,000 of them have received RRM assistance,” said the UN Office for the Coordination of ...

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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high: UN

(Web Desk) – United Nations (UN) figures show that the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan’s long-running conflict hit a record high of 1,692 fatalities in the first six months of 2018. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, said in a report published on Sunday that the death toll ...

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