U.S. declares Myanmar military committed genocide against Rohingya

The U.S. previously described the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya as “ethnic cleansing” and imposed sanctions on top generals. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday formally declared that Myanmar’s military committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the country’s Rohingya minority. “Beyond the Holocaust, the United States has concluded that genocide was committed seven times,”Continue reading “U.S. declares Myanmar military committed genocide against Rohingya”

Former Tenn. deputy accused of raping 14-year-old strikes deal to avoid prison, sex offender status

Brian O. Beck, 47, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, court records show. A former sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee accused of raping a 14-year-old girl struck a plea deal with prosecutors last week that keeps him out of prison and from having to register as a sexContinue reading “Former Tenn. deputy accused of raping 14-year-old strikes deal to avoid prison, sex offender status”

Fears of new conflict as Bosnia-Herzegovina faces growing Serb nationalism – BBC News

The peace agreement that holds together Bosnia-Herzegovina is under threat from a rise in Serb nationalism. More than three years of war in the 1990s devastated Bosnia after the fall of Yugoslavia. Tens of thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands were driven from their homes by ethnic cleansing. The war ended inContinue reading “Fears of new conflict as Bosnia-Herzegovina faces growing Serb nationalism – BBC News”

Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police

A London police watchdog documented patterns of bullying, discrimination and harassment among officers in a 15-page report published Tuesday.  The report conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which primarily focuses on officers based at Charing Cross Police Station in the central London area, noted “multiple concerning behavioural themes,” including sexism, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, aggressive behavior,Continue reading “Watchdog finds misogynistic, racist, discriminatory behavior among London police”

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”

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech

Group says social media giant didn’t do enough to stop hate speech that contributed to violence Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion US over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence. A U.S. class-actionContinue reading “Rohingya refugees from Myanmar sue Facebook for $150B for spreading hate speech”

Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps

A YouTube video of Xinjiang detention facilities has rekindled concern over China’s crackdown on ethnic minorities. Researchers say the videos offer new evidence, but many fear for the vlogger’s safety. A 20-minute video featuring more than a dozen detention facilities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has offered fresh evidence and renewed the discussion around China’s large-scaleContinue reading “Xinjiang footage sheds new light on Uyghur detention camps”

Idaho lawmaker censured for publicizing rape accuser’s name

An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of a 19-year-old intern who reported she was raped by another legislator has been stripped of a committee assignment. Members of the Idaho House of Representatives voted 49-19 on Monday to remove Rep. Priscilla Giddings, a Republican from White Bird, from her seat on the Commerce and HumanContinue reading “Idaho lawmaker censured for publicizing rape accuser’s name”

Allegations of Canadian troops training neo-Nazis and war criminals sparks military review

A review into how Canada approves the foreign military personnel its trains should be ready by early next year but parts of the study will need to remain secret. A review into how Canada approves the foreign military personnel it trains should be ready by early next year, but parts of the study will needContinue reading “Allegations of Canadian troops training neo-Nazis and war criminals sparks military review”

UN finds evidence of abuses from sides in Tigray conflict – Al Jazeera

The United Nations has found evidence that all sides in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict have violated international human rights, and some may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The UN’s human rights chief said the yearlong conflict was marked by “extreme brutality”. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.

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