The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 day edition

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Parliament has unanimously declared that "severe human rights abuses" are occurring against the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, China.

“The New Zealand Government, in concert with others, will continue to call upon China in the strongest terms … We call on China to uphold its human rights obligations,” Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said, in a speech in Parliament.

ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff Foreign minister Nanaia Mahuta earlier declined to say how the Labour Party would proceed with ACT’s parliamentary motion.

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In the House, ACT deputy leader Brooke van Velden said passing the motion was "not a criticism of the country of China".

Trade has taken over freedom and human rights in New Zealand,” one Uyghur man said. »

Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of deception

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CREW filed its lawsuit in May 2019 seeking internal DOJ documents regarding Barr's public statements around the release of the Mueller report.

Monday's ruling is not the first time a federal judge has questioned Barr's honesty about the Mueller report.

"These circumstances generally, and Attorney General Barr’s lack of candor specifically, call into question Attorney General Barr’s credibility," he added. »