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Tomaso Falchetta, Head of Advocacy and Policy Team of Privacy International, delves into how the use of a technology like biotech can stray from its original intentions, putting innocent people at risk. On Tuesday at the Brennan Center for Justice held a panel concerning human rights and biometric tools with experts from the UN Security Council, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Privacy International, and Human Rights Center. (Staff photo by Min Ji Kim)
Oct 2, 2019

Although biometrics, which uses a subject’s face or fingerprints to collect data or track them, can be helpful in combatting terrorism, experts say a lack of regulation could lead to discrimination and human rights abuses.

The Kyrgyz foreign minister Chingiz Aidarbekov. Wikipedia
Oct 2, 2019

The Kyrgyz foreign minister said he had not seen concrete evidence of rights abuses in Xinjiang.

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Oct 2, 2019

The “bilingual” education system introduced over the past decade in Xinjiang is better characterized as an attempt to transform minority education systems in the region. There have been frightening consequences for Uyghur culture.

Oct 2, 2019

As the world becomes more technologically advanced, some governments are harnessing developments such as facial recognition software, GPS tracking, and other innovative software applications in city-wide surveillance systems to evaluate traffic, collect data, and in some cases, monitor citizens.

World Uyghur Congress (WUC) President Dolkun Isa speaks during a protest of Beijing's rights record on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 1, 2019. WUC Twitter Feed
Oct 1, 2019

Tibetan, Uyghur demonstrators say ethnic minorities and dissidents have suffered for decades, despite economic growth.

Oct 1, 2019

An Islamic NGO has called on China to release the minority Uighur Muslims being held in detention camps in Xinjiang and to close all such centres as the republic celebrates its 70th anniversary today.

CCP propaganda – “happy” Uyghur children waving Chinese flags
Oct 1, 2019

Xi Jinping celebrated with great fanfare the 70th anniversary of the Communist victory in China. The Uyghurs try to tell the world that all that glitters is not gold.

Oct 1, 2019

Democracies have the power to stop billions until Beijing stops oppressing Uighurs and other groups.

Oct 1, 2019

The People’s Republic of China is celebrating 70 years since its founding this week amid triumphant cries of its development miracle, unity, dignity and even rights. While it’s important to recognise the achievements of any country, the rhetoric is disingenuous and deeply offensive to millions living within China’s borders who have seen nothing of the sort their entire lives.

Oct 1, 2019

Tolerance of diversity, not repression, is the surest way to govern a vast territory with many peoples.

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