U.N. rights forum agrees to investigate abuses in Ethiopia

EU resolution sets up international monitoring Ethiopian envoy rejects ‘politically-motivated’ text U.N. says up to 7,000 detained including nine U.N. staff The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to establish an independent investigation into abuses in the Ethiopian conflict, after a senior U.N. official said there had been violations on all sides and massContinue reading “U.N. rights forum agrees to investigate abuses in Ethiopia”

Missouri executes man said to be disabled, despite pope’s call for clemency

Missouri executed convicted murderer Ernest Johnson on Tuesday evening after both Governor Mike Parson and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant the clemency sought by Pope Francis, among others, on the grounds that Johnson was intellectually disabled. Johnson, 61, was found guilty by a jury of murdering three convenience-store employees in 1994. He wasContinue reading “Missouri executes man said to be disabled, despite pope’s call for clemency”

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’”

Taliban says it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport as UN warns of ‘credible’ reports of executions

The Taliban said it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport. A spokesperson said their skills are needed to rebuild the country. The UN has warned that the Taliban is committing serious violations, including summary executions. A Taliban spokesperson on Tuesday said Afghans will be prevented from going to the airport in Kabul because theirContinue reading “Taliban says it won’t allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport as UN warns of ‘credible’ reports of executions”

GIEI: Bolivia Coup Responsible for Massacres, Torture, Racism

The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI-Bolivia) has released its report on the human rights violations of 2019. The report found that the Bolivian coup regime was responsible for massacres, torture, summary executions, and that right-wing violence had a particularly racial and religious character.   The GIEI was formed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights,Continue reading “GIEI: Bolivia Coup Responsible for Massacres, Torture, Racism”

Republican Congressman Anthony Sabatini calls for execution of Cuban leaders

This past weekend, on Sunday, July 11, there were apparently some minor anti-government protests in Cuba by pro-U.S. elements. The disturbances were quickly outnumbered by supporters of the Cuban Revolution who went into the streets. President Miguel Diaz-Canel spoke to the nation, declaring that Cuba would “not allow any sold-out counterrevolutionary who receives money fromContinue reading “Republican Congressman Anthony Sabatini calls for execution of Cuban leaders”

New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers passing phone around to document their executions of unarmed men

A few scattered human bones lay on the rocky ground, along with a broken skull and several half-burned identification cards. That is all the villagers could find, six months after Ethiopian troops rounded up their loved ones and shot them at point-blank range, throwing the bodies off a rocky hillside deep in the mountains of central TigrayContinue reading “New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers passing phone around to document their executions of unarmed men”

OAN Goes Full Fascist, Calls for Mass Executions Over ‘Election Fraud’

“In the past, America had a very good solution for dealing with such traitors: Execution,” Pearson Sharp said, claiming thousands were involved in a “coup” against Trump. One America News personality Pearson Sharp unleashed an openly fascistic fantasy this week, calling for the mass executions for thousands of Americans based on his belief in the outrightContinue reading “OAN Goes Full Fascist, Calls for Mass Executions Over ‘Election Fraud’”

Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal

The corrections department has spent more than $2,000 on ingredients to make cyanide gas, the same used in Auschwitz The state of Arizona is preparing to kill death row inmates using hydrogen cyanide, the same lethal gas that was deployed at Auschwitz. Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal that Arizona’s department of corrections has spent more thanContinue reading “Arizona ‘refurbishes’ its gas chamber to prepare for executions, documents reveal”

Donald Trump Executioners May Have Misled Courts, Sparking Calls for Investigation

Conflicting accounts of the federal executions that took place in the final months of Donald Trump‘s presidency have prompted calls for an investigation into whether executioners deliberately misled the courts. Thirteen death row inmates were put to death in seven months after the Trump administration resumed federal executions last July. According to the Associated Press, executioners likenedContinue reading “Donald Trump Executioners May Have Misled Courts, Sparking Calls for Investigation”

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