Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial

A 96-year-old woman due to go on trial for alleged war crimes as a secretary at a Nazi death camp had gone into hiding. A district court in Germany had issued an arrest warrant for a 96-year-old woman who was due to go on trial on Thursday on charges of complicity in thousands of murders at the Stutthof deathContinue reading “Germany: Nazi death camp secretary caught after fleeing trial”

Bosnian Serbs demand their own army, leader says

The Serb member of Bosnia’s presidency, Milorad Dodik, has laid out plans for a Bosnian Serb army. But the Croat member of the presidency, Zeljko Komsic, has described it as a “criminal act of rebellion.” Bosnian Serbs are determined to form their own army, the Serb member of Bosnia’s three-part presidency, Milorad Dodik, said on Tuesday. In aContinue reading “Bosnian Serbs demand their own army, leader says”

Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert

Children as young as 20 weeks old are being seized to force opponents to hand themselves in Myanmar’s military junta is systematically abducting the relatives of people it is seeking to arrest, including children as young as 20 weeks old, according the UN special rapporteur for the country. Tom Andrews told the UN Human RightsContinue reading “Myanmar junta abducting children of people targeted for arrest, says UN expert”

UN faces dilemma over which Myanmar Government representative to accept | The World – ABC News Australia

The UN is facing a dilemma after the Myanmar junta and the exiled National Unity Government both submitted rival bids to fill the country’s vacant seat as permanent representative. Chris Sidoti, a member of the Special Advisory Council on Myanmar, says the UN decision can add pressure on the military junta and lend support toContinue reading “UN faces dilemma over which Myanmar Government representative to accept | The World – ABC News Australia”

Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

Most of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to residents and media reports. About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin State, but most had left to seekContinue reading “Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting”

ICC to open full investigation into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

The Hague-based court says ‘specific legal element of the crime against humanity of murder’ has been met in the crackdown that killed thousands in Philippines. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has formally authorised an official probe into alleged crimes against humanity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, dealing a moral victory to humanContinue reading “ICC to open full investigation into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’”

Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand

Myanmar dissidents who fled army crackdown are living in hiding in Thailand as they try to seek humanitarian protection in third countries. When Myanmar’s military staged a coup on February 1, Kaung Latt’s career as an entertainer came to an abrupt halt. A prominent supporter of the deposed National League for Democracy (NLD) government andContinue reading “Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand”

Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call

Villagers report school students mong those killed amid fighting with government troops near Gangaw township Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media said. The fighting near Gangaw township in the north-westernContinue reading “Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call”

Russia to deliver missile systems to post-coup Myanmar on time – RIA

Russia will deliver Pantsir missile defence systems to Myanmar on schedule as outlined in the relevant sales contract, the RIA news agency cited the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as saying on Wednesday. The truck-mounted systems are used to shoot down aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. Rights activists have accused Moscow ofContinue reading “Russia to deliver missile systems to post-coup Myanmar on time – RIA”

Myanmar arrests two more journalists as post-coup media crackdown continues

Myanmar’s military government has arrested two more local journalists, the army-owned television reported on Saturday (Aug 21), in the latest in a sweeping crackdown on the media since a Feb 1 coup. Mr Sithu Aung Myint, a columnist for news site Frontier Myanmar and a commentator with Voice of America radio, and Ms Htet Htet Khine, aContinue reading “Myanmar arrests two more journalists as post-coup media crackdown continues”

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