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Latest update : 2012-12-14

Forced labour camps to be forced off the agenda?

It's one of the most criticised elements of China's justice system. The Re-education Through Labour (RTL) camps were introduced in 1958 under the regime of Mao Zedong and continue to be used this day. 2,000 people are currently known to be held inside them. They're controversial because prisoners can be sent there for up to 3 years without trial. In recent months, the Chinese government has been forced to promise it will look into reforming the system.

By Duncan HEWITT , Baptiste FALLEVOZ

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2015-06-02 France

The monk who saved ancient manuscripts from IS jihadists

Najeeb Michael is a Dominican monk who used to live in the Iraqi city of Mosul. His days at the monastery were spent digitising rare historical manuscripts. Less than a year ago,...

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2015-06-01 Germany

Bill to curb CO2 emissions sparks concern among German coal miners

Ever since Germany phased out nuclear power, coal has been back in fashion. The result is soaring CO2 emissions. The Social Democratic Energy Minister now wants to introduce a...

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2015-05-29 USA

Immigration, an American paradox

America prides itself on being a melting pot built on immigration. Despite this history, some 11 million undocumented migrants are seeing their path to US citizenship very much...

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2015-05-28 Sudan

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The ongoing war in Sudan's Darfur region has fallen off the global media radar in recent years. But a new government offensive against rebel factions has resulted in up to 70,000...

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2015-05-27 Thailand

Thailand cracks down on human traffickers amid worsening migrant crisis

Over the past few weeks, FRANCE 24 has been reporting on the thousands of desperate Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants who have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand....

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