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.

U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray

Friday’s strike hits university campus, say humanitarian sources Strike forced government U.N. plane to abort landing in city Air campaign comes amid heavy fighting in Amhara region Nearly a year of war has killed thousands Thousands fleeing fighting in Amhara An Ethiopian government air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on FridayContinue reading “U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray”

Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide – VICE

Over half a million Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have fled brutal ethnic violence carried out by their government. While unprecedented numbers of refugees have found safety across the border in Bangladesh, their fates are uncertain. The international community has been reluctant to take action against Myanmar, and plans are underway to return those who escaped.Continue reading “Myanmar’s Rohingya Genocide – VICE”

‘Unprecedented’ Video Leak Shows Rampant Torture at Russian Prisons – NGO

A prominent NGO that tracks abuses in Russia’s prison system says it has received “thousands” of leaked video clips showing inmates being beaten and tortured by guards in several prisons across the country.  “This is an unprecedented leak that will send shockwaves across the country. In total we have over 40 gigabytes of files showingContinue reading “‘Unprecedented’ Video Leak Shows Rampant Torture at Russian Prisons – NGO”

Fox News deleted computer data, spied on text messages of employees who claimed sexual harassment, city investigation charged

Fox News staffers who claimed sexual harassment then faced a harassment campaign from their own employer, a previously undisclosed investigation by the city concluded. The conservative network spied on the text messages and deleted computer data of employees who complained about harassing behavior by colleagues and supervisors, according to a complaint by the city CommissionContinue reading “Fox News deleted computer data, spied on text messages of employees who claimed sexual harassment, city investigation charged”

Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray

Severity and scale’ of sexual crimes committed by Ethiopian and Eritrean troops amount to war crimes, the rights group says. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops have raped hundreds of women and girls during the Tigray war, subjecting some to sexual slavery and mutilation, human rights group Amnesty International has said in a 36-page report. Drawing fromContinue reading “Amnesty: Rape survivors describe slavery, mutilations in Tigray”

Ratko Mladić loses appeal against Bosnian war genocide conviction

Tribunal upholds conviction of former military commander for Srebrenica slaughter. Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladić has lost his appeal of a genocide and war crimes conviction — a ruling that means the “Butcher of Bosnia” will spend the rest of his life in prison. Mladić, 79, had asked the U.N.’s war crimes tribunal to overturnContinue reading “Ratko Mladić loses appeal against Bosnian war genocide conviction”

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