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TOPSHOT - A demonstrator wearing a mask painted with the colours of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colours of the Chinese flag attends a protest of supporters of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims during …

China: Muslim Torture Camps Are Necessary ‘Education Centers’

A Chinese official dismissed reports of Beijing establishing “political re-education camps” for Uighur Muslims in western Xinjiang province on Thursday, telling reporters that the camps are “vocational centers” necessary to integrate less wealthy citizens into the Chinese economy.

The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrived at the new high-security penitentiary designed …

Russia Sentences Cubans to Prison for Trying to Reach U.S. Through Alaska

A court in far eastern Chukotka, Russia, sentenced two Cuban nationals to a provisional sentence of one year in prison on Wednesday for traveling to Russia with the intent of crossing the Bering Strait into Alaska, hoping to establish themselves in the United States.

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Obama Diplomacy Success Story: Cuba Won’t Move ‘One Millimeter’ on Human Rights

The head of Cuba’s delegation to negotiate “normalization” with the United States has vowed that Cuba will not “move one millimeter” on issues such as its rampant human rights violations in talks with American officials. This follows Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the island for the opening of the American embassy in Havana.

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North Korea Responds to Damning Human Rights Report with Threats Against US

North Korea has reacted fiercely to a scathing new report of human rights abuses, threatening to take “tougher countermeasures” against the United States after Washington stated the communist country is guilty of some of the most grievous human rights violations on the planet.

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NOW HIRING: Saudi Arabia Seeking Executioners as Beheading Rates Soar

On Monday, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service listed on its website eight new job openings for the position of executioner. The job responsibilities will likely include beheadings and amputations–two of the most prominent punishments for violations, including drug smuggling, arms dealing, murder, and rape.