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The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

UN women asses US gender inequality in USA delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women.

The three women, who lead a United Nations working group on discrimination against women, visited Alabama, Texas and Oregon to evaluate a wide range of U.S. policies and attitudes, as well as school, health and prison systems.

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Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves

Shrimp peeled by slavesEvery morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No. 31 and his wife stood in the factory that owned them with their aching hands in ice water. They ripped the guts, heads, tails and shells off shrimp bound for overseas markets, including grocery stores and all-you-can-eat buffets across the United States.

After being sold to the Gig Peeling Factory, they were at the mercy of their Thai bosses, trapped with nearly 100 other Burmese migrants. Children worked alongside them, including a girl so tiny she had to stand on a stool to reach the peeling table. Some had been there for months, even years, getting little or no pay. Always, someone was watching.

No names were ever used, only numbers given by their boss — Tin Nyo Win was No. 31.

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Torture by Iraqi militias: the report Washington did not want you to see

Report of Iraq Military torture under Bush Two unpublished investigations show that the United States has consistently overlooked killings and torture by Iraqi government-sponsored Shi'ite militias.

It was one of the most shocking events in one of the most brutal periods in Iraq’s history. In late 2005, two years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, U.S. soldiers raided a police building in Baghdad and found 168 prisoners in horrific conditions.

Many were malnourished. Some had been beaten.

The discovery of the secret prison exposed a world of kidnappings and assassinations. Behind these operations was an unofficial Interior Ministry organisation called the Special Investigations Directorate, according to U.S. and Iraqi security officials at the time.

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Former Guantánamo prisoner urges UK inquiry into abuses

Ex-Gitmo prisoner asks for UK inquiryThe last British resident held at Guantánamo Bay says former Prime Minister Tony Blair and other senior officials should be granted legal immunity to reveal what they knew about British complicity in abuses during the "war on terrorism."

Shaker Aamer, 48, was freed in October after almost 14 years at the U.S. detention facility in Cuba. He told ITV News that "we need to hear the truth" from Blair and others but that "you are not going to get the truth from these people if they are scared."

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Critical Exposure: Cameras in Hand, Palestinian Women Document Daily Abuses

Palestinian women record abusesHow do people under siege make themselves visible? In an increasingly media-saturated world, the question of visibility haunts the youth of occupied Palestine, whose stories get eclipsed by gunfire and drowned out by geopolitical polemicizing in distant official chambers.

Many generations of war and segregation have left youth locked in a state of suspended disorientation. Everyday life in the West Bank plays like a constant loop of ritual humiliations under military domination, as residents brave harassment and checkpoints on the way to school and watch relatives vanish into arbitrary detention. The banality of this quotidian indignity is especially unbearable for those growing up in an age of social media, where divides of nation and culture are rapidly dissolving amid a proliferation of digital communication.

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How a group of 22 men from China's Uighur community were sold in Afghanistan and imprisoned in Gitmo as terrorists.

22 Uighurs in GitmoChina's western autonomous region of Xinjiang is home to the country's mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

But many have fled China in recent years to escape persecution from Chinese authorities who have banned some of their cultural and religious traditions.

In October 2001, a group of Uighurs seeking refuge in Afghanistan and Pakistan, faced a new and unexpected misfortune. Their quest for a better life ended in incarceration.

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Gitmo detainee held for 13 years is victim of mistaken identity, says US

Gitmo prisoner mistaken identityA Yemeni prisoner at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay appears to have been the victim of mistaken identity, suspected of being a significant member of Al-Qaeda when he was in reality just a lowly foot soldier, officials said in documents released Tuesday.

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamini has been held at the U.S. base as an enemy combatant without charge for over 13 years after his capture in Afghanistan.

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