Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Tag: Persecution

The Unspeakable Truth About Slavery In Mauritania

The Unspeakable Truth About Slavery In Mauritania

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of North-Western Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Western Sahara to the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest. The country derives its name from the ancient Berber kingdom of Mauretania,

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Imprisoned, Threatened, Silenced: Human Rights Workers Across Asia In Danger

Imprisoned, Threatened, Silenced: Human Rights Workers Across Asia In Danger

In February, hundreds of Filipino participants in the peace process, environmental activists and human rights defenders were labelled “terrorists” by their government. The security of the individuals on this list is at stake, and some have fled the Philippines. The UN independent expert on the rights of indigenous people – Victoria

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Sanctions Risk Casts Shadow Over Myanmar’s Opening To The West

Sanctions Risk Casts Shadow Over Myanmar’s Opening To The West

The prospect of new international sanctions against Myanmar’s military—accused by the U.S. and the United Nations of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims—is looming just 18 months after Washington lifted most longstanding economic restrictions against the country. Myanmar officials and Western diplomats say the Rohingya crisis has already damped hopes for an

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UN Launches Global Plan To Strengthen Protection Of Internally Displaced Persons

UN Launches Global Plan To Strengthen Protection Of Internally Displaced Persons

With multiple crises forcing millions of people away from their homes, United Nations agencies, Governments and partners have launched a set of measures to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons as well as find solutions to address their problems. “Addressing the protection needs of the forcibly displaced and seeking solutions

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Facebook Accused Of Abetting Mynamar 's Ethnic Cleansing

Facebook Accused Of Abetting Myanmar ‘s Ethnic Cleansing

UN investigators have said the use of Facebook played a “determining role” in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. One of the teams probing allegations of genocide in Myanmar said Facebook had “turned into a beast.” About 700,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since Myanmar’s military launched an operation in

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