Tag Archives: human rights

Live Updates: Russia invades Ukraine

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova talks to reporters during a press conference in Lviv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9. (Alyona Nikolaevich/Ukrinform/NurPhoto/AP) A strong and growing chorus calls for an international effort to investigate potential war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday called the Russian shelling of a maternity and children’s hospital in the southern ...

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Ukraine: Foreign fighters and Ukrainian expats take up arms to fight Russia

Wednesday brought a different sight: Groups of young men, laden with heavy bags and military equipment, crossed into Ukraine from Poland as they answered President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for ‘citizens of the world’ to fight “Russian war criminals”. Among them, Vasyk Didyk, a resident of New York, a 26-year-old carpenter wearing a fluorescent Carhartt beanie and originally from Ukraine. “This ...

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Honduran ex-president seeks house arrest as US seeks extradition

Published on: 02/22/2022 – 05:44Amended: 02/22/2022 – 05:43 Tegucigalpa (AFP) – Lawyers for Honduran ex-president Juan Orlando Hernandez, wanted on drug trafficking charges in the United States, requested on Monday that he be placed under house arrest while the extradition case against him continues, a doorman said. -word. The 53-year-old is accused of facilitating the smuggling of some 500 tons ...

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Calls grow to release Nicaraguan prisoners after Ortega opponent dies

Published on: 02/14/2022 – 21:26 Managua (AFP) – Calls grew on Monday for dozens of opposition figures jailed in Nicaragua to be released after the death of a potential presidential candidate, fueling fears for the health and safety of others. Hugo Torres, a 73-year-old former guerrilla mate of current President Daniel Ortega, died in custody on Saturday after concerns were ...

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Start of trial for “coup” of the former Bolivian president

Published on: 02/10/2022 – 06:26 La Paz (AFP) Some call her a ‘political prisoner’, but others say she led a coup: former interim president Jeanine Anez will go on trial on Thursday accused of orchestrating the ousting of her predecessor as leader from Bolivia, Evo Morales. Conservative Anez, 54, has been in pretrial detention for 11 months. She has been ...

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French presidential candidates turn to working class to vote – EURACTIV.com

Three candidates for the French presidential election carried out a vast seduction operation this weekend aimed at the working class, the most numerous but the least mobilized at the polls. EURACTIV UK reports. On Saturday February 5, the two far-right candidates, Marine Le Pen of the Rassemblement National and Éric Zemmour of the Reconquête, organized rallies in Reims and Lille ...

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China’s Standoff with France and the EU on the Uyghur Issue – Greek City Times

China denounced a French parliament resolution a few weeks ago accusing Beijing of committing genocide against its Uyghur Muslim population, a move that soured relations ahead of the Winter Olympics. The resolution joined a chorus of Western nations condemning Beijing for what they say is the incarceration of an estimated one million Uyghurs in forced labor camps, calling “the atrocities ...

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British authorities suspect a Chinese spy active in parliament

Published on: 01/14/2022 – 02:02 London (AFP) – Britain’s security services have warned MPs that a suspected Chinese agent is “knowingly engaging in political interference” in parliament, authorities said on Thursday. The office of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle confirmed that it had emailed MPs advising them of the incident, in consultation with the security services. “The President takes the safety ...

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Can we revive forms of dissent rooted in culture and religion?

One of the challenges facing contemporary activism is the rejection of ‘human rights’ as ‘Western’, with no roots in Indian culture. To some extent, activists themselves have given ground in culture and religion, even as they seek to uphold humanist values, justice and rights using the language of the Constitution. As historian Ramachandra Guha notes in an EPW article, this ...

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Kazakh President issues kill order to quell protests

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Friday issued a shooting order to kill security forces in the face of protesters after a week of unrest in the Central Asian country. In a nationally televised address, the president said: “Terrorists continue to damage public and private property and use weapons against civilians. I ordered the police to shoot to kill without warning. ...

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France, Germany and Ukraine seek new peace talks with Russia

Macron, Scholz and Zelenskiy reunited in Brussels Leaders aim to revive four-party talks with Russia Leaders of five former Soviet Union states join EU for summit Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova finally want to join the EU BRUSSELS, Dec. 15 (Reuters) – Leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on Wednesday sought to relaunch talks with Russia while maintaining pressure on Moscow ...

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One year later, execution of dissident by Iran shakes exiles

PARIS (AFP) – A year after dissident Ruhollah Zam was executed in Iran after he was apparently lured from France, his hanging strikes fear Iranian opposition exiles beyond the Islamic Republic. Zam, the founder of a popular Telegram channel scorned by Iranian authorities for its use during the November 2019 protests, was executed on December 12 last year just weeks ...

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In Saudi Arabia, Washington City Council renames street in front of embassy, ​​says Khashoggi

In a scathing rebuke to one of the United States’ oldest allies in the Middle East, the Washington, DC city council passed a bill renaming the street outside the Saudi embassy after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Khashoggi was brutally murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018 by a team of Saudi assassins who, according ...

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Theater Critics: Days of the Revolution | Maryland

Raghad Chaar in Revolution Days PIC: Mihaela Bodlovic Revolutionary Days, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh **** Maryland, Traverse Theater, Edinburgh (repeat play) Register now to our daily newsletter Newsletter cut through the noise Happiness was there in this dawn of being alive; and being young was truly heaven, ”wrote William Wordsworth of his experience of the French Revolution of 1789; and it ...

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Priti Patel’s plan to turn migrant boats around likely to lose legal challenge, reports say

Priti Patel has been told she will lose a lawsuit over her plan to return migrant boats to the other side of the Channel, according to reports. Government lawyers have reportedly told the Home Secretary that she has a “less than 30%” chance of successfully defending the policy if challenged in court. The legal assessment comes from internal Home Office ...

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After 30 years, a promise of democracy still broken

On October 23, Cambodia commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords (PPA), which marked the official conclusion of the Cambodian-Vietnamese war. The deal has also been touted as the official end of Cambodia’s long civil war, although some have disputed the idea. On the eve of the anniversary, twenty women married to imprisoned politicians demonstrated in front of ...

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Former ‘400 Mawozo’ hostages describe ordeal as Haitian gang demands $ 17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries

Survivors of a previous kidnapping by the notorious Haitian 400 Mawozo gang have revealed details of the life of a hostage, with the group currently demanding a $ 17 million ransom to free 16 captive Americans and one Canadian. The group of missionaries affiliated with Christian Aid Ministries were kidnapped at a checkpoint in the capital of Port-au-Prince on Saturday, ...

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Haiti gang demands $ 17 million ransom for kidnapped missionaries and children, World News

An armed gang demands a ransom of $ 17 million for a group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti last week. According to the Haitian Minister of Justice Liszt Quitel, the 400 renowned gangs of Mawozo are demanding $ 1 million for each captive. Watch: Haitian Prime Minister kicked out of official ceremony after armed gangs fired in ...

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Parisian protesters call on EU to ban products linked to Uyghur forced labor

Published on: 02/10/2021 – 16:00 Protesters gathered in Paris on Saturday to demand a European ban on products linked to the forced labor of Uyghur minorities in China’s Xinjiang province. Speaking to FRANCE 24, Raphaël Glucksman, Member of the European Parliament, accused European companies with interests in China of trying to block EU efforts to ban the products of forced ...

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Khashoggi’s widow urges US to hold Saudis to account 3 years later

Published on: 02/10/2021 – 04:10Amended: 02/10/2021 – 04:09 Washington (AFP) The widow of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi on Friday questioned US President Joe Biden’s pledge to hold the kingdom accountable three years after the writer’s brutal murder. On the occasion of the anniversary, Hatice Cengiz traveled to Washington for a protest in front of the Saudi Embassy and a night ...

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Fears rebuff by Australian submarines in France could sever economic ties with the EU | Aukus

The postponement of trade talks between the European Union and Australia has raised fears in Canberra that a split with France over the abandoned submarine contract could slow the pressure for closer economic ties. The EU confirmed on Friday reports that the 12th round of negotiations – originally scheduled for October – had been postponed until November. The opposition Labor ...

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Quebec hears from minority language groups on French language reform – Montreal

The National Assembly heard from Quebec’s linguistic minority groups on Tuesday afternoon during hearings on the proposed reform of the Charter of the French language. The problem with Bill 96 is fundamental, says the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). “The Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms was undoubtedly the jewel of the Quiet Revolution,” said QCGN president Marlene Jennings. ...

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The Taliban did not keep their promises, according to France

New Delhi [India] September 28 (ANI): France said it was on the same wavelength as India on issues relating to Afghanistan, including potential terrorist threats emanating from the region. In an exclusive interview with ANI, France’s envoy to India Emmanuel Lenain said that the Taliban had so far not fulfilled any conditions set by the international community and “we are ...

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French court upholds government decision to shut down Muslim organizations – 5Pillars

Board of state. Editorial credit: S. Bonaime / Shutterstock.com France’s highest administrative court has confirmed the government‘s decision to shut down the country’s largest Muslim charity and anti-Islamophobia organization. BarakaCity and the Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France (CCIF) were closed at the end of 2020 after the assassination of teacher Samuel Paty, with whom neither of the two organizations had ...

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House approves funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly approved $ 1 billion in new funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system on Thursday, after a debate that revealed bitter divisions among Democrats over U.S. policy toward the one of his closest allies. The vote was 420: 9 to help Israel replace missile interceptors used in heavy fighting in a devastating rocket and ...

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Biden launches partnership after tough time with allies

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is appearing before the United Nations this week, eager to advocate for the world to act precipitously on coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His advocacy for a greater global partnership comes at a time when allies are growing increasingly skeptical about the scale of the changes that US foreign policy has actually made ...

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Fortier Johnson: warns of a destroyed nation

A nation is an indispensable entity. God works through nations, as well as through people, religiously and politically. We are struggling to reconnect with this powerful Christian message that once changed the face of the earth. The centuries-old Christian moral code is overshadowed by corruption and betrayal in the church. This is reflected in the government. People literally and figuratively ...

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France takes initiative to pressure people to get vaccinated

PARIS – As Europe and the United States strive to strike an appropriate balance between limiting the Delta variant of the coronavirus and limiting personal freedom, President Emmanuel Macron has paved the way on a narrow path combining a limited constraint to be vaccinated with generalized coercion. Its approach of ordering health workers to be vaccinated by September 15 and ...

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LETTER: Why Democracy Is Not Enough

There is no single definition of democracy. The word democracy does not appear in the Declaration of Independence or in the Constitution of the United States. So do we have a democracy? Mark Hendrickson, an economist, describes America as an “essentially democratic, rights-based constitutional republic.” Thank goodness we have more than a democracy. Even Aristotle was not a fan of ...

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Macron goes to the heart of the country to launch the re-election campaign – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BAGNÈRES-DE-BIGORRE, France – Emmanuel Macron smelled a piece of local ham and put it in his mouth with delight, then sang a traditional song with the dozen villagers sitting with him by a road tucked away in the Pyrenees. It was a more folkloric side of the normally button-up French president, but he ...

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FACT SHEET: US Aid to Haiti

Haiti is a partner of the United States and we have continuously sought to support the safety, security and development of Haiti. In January 2021, the Biden-Harris administration announced $ 75.5 million in bilateral development and health assistance for a wide range of issues, including democratic governance, health, education, agricultural development. and pre-election activities. The United States is working with ...

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The government we deserve – Claudio Farrugia

Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821), post-French Revolution diplomat, was an ardent monarchist, supporter of the social hierarchy and a key figure in the Counter-Enlightenment. He is not recognized as a champion of democratic principles, however, he is considered the author of the famous quote “Every nation has the government it deserves”, which remains very relevant. If a country has a bad ...

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As France considers reducing force in Sahel, jihadist threat increases

During a grueling, weeks-long mission in northern Mali, French soldiers faced a familiar threat: extremists trying to impose the same strict Islamic rule that preceded France’s military intervention here there. over eight years ago. The traumatized residents had scars on their shoulders and back from the lashes they suffered after failing to submit to jihadist rule. “We have witnessed the ...

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United States Reaffirms Transatlantic and NATO Ties with Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 23 in Berlin, Germany. (State Dept. / Ron Przysucha) The United States is working with allies across Europe to fight human rights abuses, preserve democracy and fight climate change. During his trip to Germany, France, Italy and the Vatican, Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the United ...

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Israel razes home of ex-wife of Palestinian suspect

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:08 Turmus’ayya (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) The IDF said on Thursday it had demolished the home of a Palestinian American woman whose ex-husband is accused of shooting a Jewish student in the occupied West Bank. “Overnight … the troops demolished the terrorist’s residence [Montasser] Shalabi, in the village of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, “said an army ...

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US Embassy base in Iraq targeted by escalating rocket attacks

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 05:07 Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Iraq early Thursday, the Iraqi military said, after a day marked by rocket and drone attacks on bases hosting US forces in Iraq and Iraq. Syria. The embassy itself was not affected, the army said, but three locations near the heavily fortified Green Zone of Baghdad ...

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