Violence targeting Indigenous people surges 61 percent in Brazil

Land invasions in Brazilian Indigenous territories rose 137 percent last, a rights group reported. Violence against Indigenous people in Brazil surged by more than 60 percent last year, a rights group has said, as land invasions of Indigenous territories increased and the government failed to provide protection. In its annual report, released on Thursday, on violence againstContinue reading “Violence targeting Indigenous people surges 61 percent in Brazil”

Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, inquiry finds

Brazilian president savaged for ‘macabre’ and ‘slovenly’ response to Covid pandemic and ‘deliberate neglect’ of Indigenous people Jair Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity and jailed for his “macabre” reaction to a Covid outbreak that has killed more than 600,000 Brazilians, including a disproportionate number of Indigenous citizens, a congressional inquiry has found. TwoContinue reading “Bolsonaro should be charged with crimes against humanity, inquiry finds”

Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was accused Tuesday (Oct 12) of “crimes against humanity” at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the destruction of the Amazon, the first case seeking to explicitly link deforestation to loss of life. Planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from burning and industrial-scale agriculture in the Amazon are higherContinue reading “Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ at ICC”

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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