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13th Apr 2024

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Uyghur rights defender awarded EU prize

The European Parliament will award its Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought in 2019 to Ilham Tohti, economics professor and advocate of the rights of China's Uyghur muslim minority, parliament president David Sassoli announced Thursday. Tohti has been serving a life sentence in China since 2014. Since 2017, over 1m Uyghurs have been detained in prison camps and forced to renounce their identity.

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UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).

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Calling time on Amazon's monopolism and exploitation

As Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos just reclaimed the title of the richest person on Earth, its workers cannot even take a bathroom break under the pressure of meeting inhumane performance targets.

Resist backlash on deforestation law, green groups tell EU

European environmental groups have urged the EU Commission to stand firm on implementing the bloc's landmark anti-deforestation legislation — despite a backlash from governments in South America, Africa and some EU ministers.

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