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Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights

Vanuatu steps up UN bid for West Papua rights

West Papua has been sidestepped by both the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Pacific Islands Forum. After the failure of the Pacific Islands Forum to move on the issue of West Papuan self-determination earlier this month, Vanuatu is now taking the issue to the United Nations next week.   Read More: …

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ICC begins investigation into atrocities: Myanmar Rohingya crisis

ICC begins investigation into atrocities: Myanmar Rohingya crisis

The international criminal court’s chief prosecutor announced that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message that she has begun an inquiry formally known as a preliminary examination to establish …

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UN: Prosecution of Myanmar’s top soldiers for genocide

UN: Prosecution of Myanmar's top soldiers for genocide

The U.N. has called for the prosecution of Myanmar’s top soldiers and officers by an ‘international court’ for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The U.N’s Independent International Fact-finding Mission On Myanmar said “genocidal intent” against the Rohingya people were present. The report defined the Rohingya people from Myanmar’s …

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New concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis: Experts

New concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis: Experts

U.N.-backed investigators who examined a crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique of the United Nations’ own response to the human rights crisis. In a 432-page report, the members of a “fact-finding mission” on Myanmar …

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Counter-terror campaigner says that extremist groups are ‘weaponising’ Islamophobia and are making use of human rights for promoting ideology

Counter-terror campaigner says that extremist groups are ‘weaponising’ Islamophobia and are making use of human rights for promoting ideology

In a cynical way, hardliners weaponise Islamophobia for undermining a legitimate debate. Creator of the Commission for Countering Extremism Sara Khan also added that Islamists make use of and abuse the idea of human rights. Fundamentalists are shutting down debates by accusing the critics of being anti-Muslim.   Read More: …

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Muslim crackdown in China has been voiced by the US and sanctions weighed

Muslim crackdown in China has been voiced by the US and sanctions weighed

The U.S. State Department showed deep concerns over the situation of worsening crackdown on the minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region in China. The Trump administration considered to impose sanctions on senior Chinese officials and companies which have been linked to human right abuse issues. Read More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-xinjiang-usa/u-s-voices-concern-on-chinas-muslim-crackdown-sanctions-weighed-idUSKCN1LR2O2

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Yazidis fear returning home

Yazidis fear returning home

The Yazidis who faced horrific times during the rule of the Islamic State are very afraid of returning home. Four years ago, when Isis reached into the furthest reaches of Iraq, images of desperate people stuck on a mountainside in the Yazidi heartland who were dying of dehydration and hunger, …

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Damage revealed by Israeli satellites at site if airstrike on Iranian targets

Damage revealed by Israeli satellites at site if airstrike on Iranian targetsDamage revealed by Israeli satellites at site if airstrike on Iranian targets

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, warplanes entered through Lebanese airspace and targeted Iranian positions. A state news agency said that yrian air defenses intercepted several missiles over the nearby town of Wadi Al Uyun. Read More: https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/israeli-satellite-images-reveal-damage-at-site-of-air-strike-in-syria-1.6455780

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