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The New York Times reported that a team of London-based lawyers representing two Uighur activist groups have filed a complaint against China for repatriating thousands of Uighurs through unlawful arrests in or deportation from Cambodia and Tajikistan. This is for the first time that an international court’s help is being taken against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The online censorship plans were revealed in a 116-page government document released on Monday night that also unveiled expanded powers for police that will allow them to conduct warrantless raids and surveillance.
The United States — the world’s hardest-hit country, both in confirmed cases and deaths — has experienced a resurgence of the virus since June that has forced several states to suspend their phased economic reopenings. The country has reported a total of 2,931,142 Covid-19 cases and 130,248 deaths, the university reported.
Xu Zhangrun, 57, a professor at the prestigious Tsinghua University, came to prominence in July 2018 for denouncing the removal of the two-term limit for China President Xi Jinping. According to a text message circulated among Xu’s friends he was taken from his house on Monday morning by more than 20 policemen who also searched his house and confiscated his computer.
Chinese authorities detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and his efforts to consolidate power. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the govt in China’s heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people.
Wuhan upgraded its emergency flood response to Level II from Level III, the second highest on its four-tier scale, after days of heavy downpours submerged many of its roads.
A motion to question President Hassan Rouhani was signed by 120 lawmakers out of 290 and handed to the presiding board of the assembly, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. To take effect, the motion must be passed to the president by the presiding board.