Articles by: Janine Griffiths

US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control agents accused of sexually assaulting and beating migrant children

US border control has been accused of kicking and punching migrant children and threatening them with sexual assault. Migrant children under the care of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were allegedly beaten, threatened with sexual violence and repeatedly assaulted while in custody between 2009 and 2014, according to a report released Wednesday from the American Civil Liberties Union[Read More…]

Mass re-education camps in China used to hold Muslim minorities

Mass re-education camps in China used to hold Muslim minorities

Mass re-education camps used to hold Uighur and other Muslim minorities in China are being run like “wartime concentration camps”, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said that up to one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities have been arbitrarily detained in internment camps in the far-west Xinjiang region. Inmates at these camps have been forced to eat[Read More…]

Dried saffron spice and Saffron flower

Research suggests saffron may help to treat depression and anxiety

  New research has suggested that saffron may help to treat depression and anxiety. Saffron is a spice that comes from the flowers of the saffron plant. The flower produces dark red stigmas or threads that are removed carefully by hand and dried. A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine revealed that the research team carried[Read More…]

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police have been accused of more than 1,000 human rights violations against refugees, it has been reported. Four humanitarian organisations published a report called ‘Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers’, says that 972 incidents were recorded over the space of a year by aid workers who formed a human rights monitoring team. One[Read More…]

Richard Loizou, Richard Roberts and Simon Roscoe Blevins

Judge who jailed fracking protestors linked to oil and gas industry

Article submitted by Gabriel Otwerah At a time when environmental issues are getting alarmingly acute, a judge with a conflict of interest sentenced three fracking activists to prison for public nuisance. Some may be disconcerted to note that this is the first time environmental protesters getting jailed in the UK since 1932. It is even more alarming that the judge[Read More…]