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    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A senior Ethiopian diplomat quit his post in Washington Wednesday over concerns about reported atrocities in Tigray, where fighting persists as federal forces and their allies hunt down the fugitive leaders of the regional administration. Berhane Kidanemariam, the deputy chief of mission at the Ethiopian embassy in Washington, in a strong statement issued on Wednesday...
    Photographer Wilhelm Brasse in 1938, before his imprisonment in Auschwitz There was no reason to suppose that January 15, 1945, would be a different day from any other. Morning roll-call took place as usual. The Auschwitz guards were still weeding out the weakest and dragging them off to their deaths. That evening, after yet another roll call, Wilhelm Brasse...
    More On: uighurs Report concludes China ‘bears responsibility’ for genocide against Uighurs China’s treatment of Uighurs is not ‘a different norm,’ but ‘genocide,’ activist says Chinese official rejects claims of Uighur ‘genocide’ Uighur exile calls on US to boycott Beijing Olympics over ‘genocide’ Beijing is guilty of violating every single provision in the UN Genocide Convention in its abuse...
    The conflict has displaced tens of thousands to neighbouring Sudan The US has condemned reported atrocities in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern region of Tigray, urging the African Union to help resolve the “deteriorating situation.” “We are deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said. An Amnesty report said crimes against humanity may have been committed. Hundreds...
    An internal U.S. government report obtained by The New York Times says that Ethiopia is conducting “a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” under the cover of war in the Tigray region, an area largely controlled by Amhara militias in the northern part of the country. The Times says the report, written earlier in February, describes “in stark terms a land...
    (CNN)For too long, the world has ignored reports of China's mass detention and forced labor of Muslim Uyghurs and other minorities in the northwest region of Xinjiang. Now, both CNN and the BBC have published deeply reported and horrifying accounts of rape, abuse, and torture detailed by Uyghur women who'd been held in China's internment camps. Amed Khan China...
    Chinese state media did not relent in its attacks on President Joe Biden, publishing a column on Thursday accusing him of attempting to “ring-fence China,” a day after Biden appeared to justify the construction of over 1,000 concentration camps for ethnic minorities in the country. Speaking at a town hall event produced by CNN, Biden claimed that placing Uyghur individuals...
    Big tech has faced repeated accusations of bias and censorship, but one platform has escaped much scrutiny: Wikipedia. The online encyclopedia, which claims "anyone can edit", is the 13th most popular website in the world, according to Alexa's web rankings. Google gives it special placement in search results. But critics – including Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger – tell Fox News that...
    The Chinese government's broadcasting regulator announced Friday it was banning the BBC from airing in the country, claiming the British broadcaster had harmed Chinese "unity" with its reporting on the country's atrocities against ethnic minorities. In a report through the state-controlled Global Times, the BBC was accused of filing a biased report about systematic rape and torture of the Uighurs in...
    Berlin (CNN)German prosecutors have charged a 100-year-old former SS concentration camp guard with aiding and abetting the murder of 3,518 people. The man is charged with "knowingly and willfully" aiding and abetting the murder of prisoners at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, from January 1942 to February 1945, according to the prosecutor's office in Neuruppin, Brandenburg....
    French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen is facing three years in prison for tweeting out ‘monstrous’ photographs of an American journalist decapitated by Islamic State. The leader of the National Rally party appeared in the dock today in Paris after she was accused of spreading hate by publicising the images of James Foley, who was murdered by the terrorist group...
    By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - A senior United Nations official warned on Friday that "the risk of atrocity crimes in Ethiopia remains high and likely to get worse" if the country does not urgently combat ethnic violence, stigmatization, hate speech and religious tensions. U.N. Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, said she had received...
    President Biden and his Western allies are likely to use sanctions to punish the arrest of civilian officials in Myanmar, where a transition to democracy degenerated into ethnic cleansing and now an apparent coup. “When Burma, or Myanmar, was under the military rule, it was basically on the blacklist; there were a lot of sanctions against Burma,” a European...
    A Hong Kong politician known for her pro-China views used the popularity of a Uighur actress to deny that China is conducting a genocide. Regina Ip Lau Suk Yee tweeted, “One of the hottest stars in China is Dilraba Dilmurat, and she is not the only Xinjiang success story. What genocide?” (RELATED: REPORT: Twitter Locks China’s US Embassy Out Of...
    Chinese officials are perpetrating a genocide against Uighur Muslims, according to a U.S. determination that equates the repression with the Nazi atrocities against Jews during the Holocaust. “I have determined that the PRC, under the direction and control of the CCP, has committed genocide against the predominantly Muslim Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang,” Pompeo...
    Japan has been ordered to pay $90,000 each to twelve South Korean women who were held as sex slaves during World War II in a landmark ruling on Friday. The ruling in a South Korean court, that's set to rekindle animosities between the Asian neighbors, ordered Japan to financially compensate the women who were forced to work as sex slaves...
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    The Supreme Court will on Monday look into cases against both Germany and Hungary over atrocities committed against Holocaust victims by the Nazis.  In the case involving Germany, the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art, known as the Guelph Treasure and called the Welfenschatz in German, to the...
    The Supreme Court is set to decide if victims of anti-Semitic persecution can sue Germany and Hungary for World War II-era crimes. The cases, both scheduled for Monday arguments, raise the thorny question of whether U.S. courts can make rulings about crimes that occurred internationally, with no American involvement. The court this term is addressing a series of such cases,...
    Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) called for a recognition of “the true history of Thanksgiving” as “atrocities committed against Native Americans” via Twitter on Thursday. Markey, whose uses a photo of himself wearing a mask on his Twitter profile, wrote: While we celebrate all that we are grateful for today, we must also remember the true history of Thanksgiving and recognize...
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that the findings of a report that the country's special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan were "disturbing and distressing". The report, published on Thursday after an inquiry into the conduct of special forces personnel in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016, found that senior commandos forced...
    Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Judith Beheading Holofernes.’ Google Art Project Born in 1593, Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi was the first woman to establish herself as a successful artist in a profession long dominated by men. One of the most striking aspects of her work is the way she paints women. Her male contemporaries tended to portray women as passive victims or...
    By Giulia Paravicini ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's government on Thursday said rebels have committed "serious crimes" after conflict broke out this month in the northern Tigray region, as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy adviser called for greater protection of civilians. The conflict has killed hundreds, sent 30,000 refugees into neighbouring Sudan, and called into question whether Africa's youngest...
    (CNN)Decades after 11 people were killed and dozens of homes were destroyed in Philadelphia when police deployed a bomb, the city has issued its first official apology.Tensions between police and MOVE, a Black liberation group, had been brewing since the 1970s and culminated with the deadly bombing in West Philadelphia on May 13, 1985 after city officials decided to evict...
    As media outlets call the 2020 presidential election for Democrat Joe Biden and Donald Trump might be on his way out of the White House, journalist Glenn Greenwald released a piece on Substack that spotlighted the atrocities of the George W. Bush administration. “There is nothing done by the Trump administration that can be rationally characterized as a radical aberration,...
    BRITAIN'S terror threat level is to be raised to SEVERE after a string of terror attacks in Europe, The Sun can reveal. It means it is "highly likely" there could be an attack on British soil after attacks in the continent happened on the eve of lockdowns in France and Austria. 4Special police forces in Vienna swarmed on the...
    In a faraway corner of the world, in a land Armenians call Artsakh and which you may know as Karabakh (“black ­garden”), a church was bombed last week — and then bombed again. It was Azeri forces that ­attacked the Holy Savior Cathedral in the city of Shushi, amid a spiraling armed conflict between the two sides. And not just...
    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Thursday appeared to be the first NBA player to speak up about China in the midst of the league's ongoing social justice reckoning. Gobert shared a post on his Instagram Stories and wrote: “Wrong is wrong.” LEBRON JAMES STILL FINDING CRITICISM OVER NBA'S CHINA FLAP AS HE ADVOCATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, SLAMS DREW BREES...
    By Angela Charlton | Associated Press PARIS — Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers sent a pointed message at this year’s U.N. General Assembly: For those who think the word “colonialism” evokes a long-ago, no-longer-relevant era, think again. Several leaders raised this year’s global protests inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and renewed...
    For Ziba Murat, waiting for word of what became of her ailing mother after she abruptly disappeared in the Muslim-majority Xinjian region of northwestern China following a fractured phone conversation more than two years ago is a type of torturous pain that doesn’t get easier despite the passage of time. The 35-year-old’s mother Gulshan Abbas disappeared on Sept. 10, 2018. Murat, a proud...
    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — In response to widely circulated videos showing men in Mozambican army uniforms torturing and killing unarmed civilians, Interior Minister Amade Miquidade said the footage may have been filmed by Islamic extremist rebels trying to discredit government forces. Miquidade was speaking Tuesday after a video was distributed on social media showing people in the uniforms of the...
    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wants to know what role China played in Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan–” and to what degree the studio was aware of human rights violations at filming locations. According to the movie’s credits, parts of “Mulan” were filmed in the northwest region of Xinjiang, where China has detained Uighur Muslims in mass re-education camps....
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is demanding that the Walt Disney Co. answer for its collaboration with Chinese officials in Xinjiang during the production of Mulan, saying that the studio is “whitewashing genocide” by partnering with the secret police who are involved in Uyghur concentration camps. In a letter made public Wednesday, Hawley asks Disney to pull the movie from its Disney+...
    Lillian Suwanrumpha/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) blasted Disney on Wednesday for its close relationship with the Chinese agency responsible for overseeing “concentration camps” holding Uighurs in China, and asked the company to pull its new movie, Mulan, to avoid “further glorification” of Chinese “atrocities” related to the ethnic minority group. “There was a time when Beijing might have been...
    By Grant Peck | Associated Press BANGKOK — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday. The comments appear to be the first public confession by soldiers...
    BANGKOK — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday. The comments appear to be the first public confession by soldiers of involvement in army-directed massacres, rape...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday. The comments appear to be the first public confession by soldiers of involvement in army-directed massacres,...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya lived, a human rights group said Tuesday. The comments appear to be the first public confession by soldiers of involvement in army-directed massacres,...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Congolese Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege has urged European Union nations to bring people accused of war crimes and other major abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo to justice. Speaking to EU lawmakers via video-link on Monfsy, Mukwege called on member states to use the principle of “universal jurisdiction.” This allows victims in a...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A United Nations lawyer urged judges Wednesday to reject former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s claim that he was not responsible for mass killings and displacements in the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica, as the former general’s appeal against his convictions and life sentence entered its final day. Mladic’s defense lawyers called on judges on...
    The atrocities have been committed in just six months of this 2020 and during the government of AMLO In Mexico, during the first half of 2020, at least 2 thousand 124 were registered.atrocities“, Mainly in the state of Guanajuato, where drug dealers of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and huachicoleros of the Poster of Santa Lime rose (CSRL)...
    A man believed to be a veteran of the Vietnam War was pepper-sprayed in the face this weekend by federal agents in Portland. Hide The man, identified as Mike Hastie, was recounting his experience as a combat medic to a line of officers just moments before being the incident took place. Hide “I took an oath to serve this government,...
    By Samuel Petrequin | Associated Press BRUSSELS — A bust of former Belgian King Leopold II was taken off public display in the city of Ghent on Tuesday as Belgium marked the 60th anniversary of the end of its colonial rule in Congo. The removal of the monarch’s likeness took place only hours after Belgium’s King Philippe, in an unprecedented...
    Yangon (AFP) – Three Myanmar military officers were found guilty by a court martial investigating atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in conflict-ridden Rakhine state, the army announced Tuesday. The rare action against military members came as Myanmar faces charges of genocide at the United Nations’ top court over a brutal 2017 crackdown against the Rohingya. Some 750,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring...
    (CNN)The King of Belgium has sent his "deepest regrets" to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the "suffering and humiliation" his nation inflicted while it colonized the region -- but stopped short of apologizing for his ancestor Leopold II's atrocities.On the 60th anniversary of the DRC's independence, King Philippe of Belgium wrote a letter to President...
    I am thankful the United States of America is finally coming to its knees in recognizing the atrocities done to African Americans beginning with slavery. Rectification must happen now. Please do not forget the Native American people of this land who were seen by most American colonists as not human at all. History has blurred their culture and many are...
    According to a report from the Daily Beast’s Hannah Seligson, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner can expect a rocky road when it comes to social acceptance if they decide to return to Manhattan after serving as chief advisers to the highly unpopular Donald Trump. As the report notes, the two have stood by and supported the president during the past...
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