Les Hijabeuses: the female footballers tackling France’s on-pitch hijab ban

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Founé Diawara was 15 years old when she was first told she could not wear her hijab in a football match. It was an important game. She had recently got into the team of a club in Meaux, the town north-east of Paris where she grew up, and they were playing a local rival. Diawara … Read more

Hungary’s LGBT protests and Juneteenth Day: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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A protest outside the Independent Human Rights Commission, in Herat, Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans have worked as interpreters, security guards and contractors for US and Nato forces in the country in the past 20 years. Demonstrations were held across the country, with protesters demanding special visas and to be evacuated from the country, citing the … Read more

China’s Uyghurs living in a ‘dystopian hellscape’, says Amnesty report

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Amnesty International has collected new evidence of human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region of China, which it says has become a “dystopian hellscape” for hundreds of thousands of Muslims subjected to mass internment and torture. The human rights organisation has collected more than 50 new accounts from Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic … Read more