Free Rohingya Coalition decries pushing refugees out to sea

A boat carrying suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants is seen detained in Malaysian territorial waters, in Langkawi, Malaysia on April 5, 2020. File Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/Handout via Reuters Pushing hundreds of starving and persecuted Rohingya refugees back out to the sea in the full knowledge that they have no safe place of refuge elsewhere are fundamental violations of their human rights, said Free Rohingya Coalition, a global network of Rohingya survivors and activists, today. It said it is deeply troubled by the news reports that a number of Asian countries, specifically Malaysia, Thailand and Bangladesh, are pushing starving Rohingya refugees on boats back out to dan

Yezidi shrines desecrated by Turkish-backed groups in Afrin

Desecrated Yezidi graves in Afrin, Syria cemetery. credit: Edzina Foundation ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkish-backed armed groups continue to desecrate property belonging to the Yezidi minority in Afrin, northern Syria. Cemeteries, religious shrines and Yezidi cemeteries in Afrin have been destroyed, stolen and looted by armed groups, according to local activists. The Ezdina Foundation, which monitors abuses in Afrin in general and against Yezidis in particular, documented the latest information and footage of the damaged shrines and cemeteries. “We are documenting these oppressions and show them to the international community so they can help the Yezidi minority in northern Syria,

Kashmir, Under Siege and Lockdown, Faces a Mental Health Crisis

Years of strife left a generation traumatized. India’s clampdown disrupted daily life. Now the battle against the coronavirus has further isolated and scarred a people with little access to help. [Genocide Watch comment: INTENTIONALLY CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY OR MENTAL HARM TO A GROUP IS AN ACT OF GENOCIDE. Genocide Convention Article II (b).] Sara Begum, center, at her home next to her husband and daughter in Kashmir, last month. Photographs by Atul Loke PAHOO, Kashmir — Sara Begum’s suffering began on Aug. 3, when masked policemen barged into her home, badly roughed up her son and whisked him away. Ms. Begum’s son, Fayaz Ahmad Mir, 28, was one of thousands of civilians arrested or detained

The Smoking Cellphone: A Fulani jihadist killer's phone has numbers of Nigerian police, and an A

A cell phone with 26 phone numbers, including contacts in the army and police, was found following a village massacre on Sunday in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, just north of the nation’s capital Abuja. Witnesses said more than 100 attackers rampaged through the village, shouting “Allahu akbar” as they shot people and burned homes. The phone was left behind after more than 100 jihadists terrorized a predominantly Christian village in Angwan Magaji, located in the center of Nigeria’s badlands. “My house was one of the first to be reached by the Fulani terrorists Sunday around 6 p.m. when about 160 of them charged from all sides of the village firing their rifles,” said Ezekiel Isa, a 27-year old fa

German court case is first to try Syrian regime for war crimes

Syrian defendant Anwar Raslan arrives at court in Germany for an unprecedented trial on state-sponsored torture. (Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Images) BERLIN — The German town of Koblenz, which straddles a confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, lies some 2,000 miles from Syria. But on Thursday, its regional court began to hear a landmark case against two alleged former Syrian regime officials. German prosecutors used the principle of “universal jurisdiction” — which allows the prosecution of serious international crimes committed in another country — to bring charges against the two Syrian nationals who had claimed asylum in Germany. Anwar Raslan, 57, alleged to have been head of investigati

As the world looks for coronavirus scapegoats, Muslims are blamed in India

The historic Jama Masjid of Delhi, one of the largest mosques in India, remained closed ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan. (Pallava Bagla/Corbis/Getty Images) NEW DELHI — On a bright morning earlier this month, a former army officer was riding his motorcycle down a rural road south of India’s capital when he reached an improvised barricade. He had no idea the villagers were looking for a scapegoat. He slowed his bike to a stop. The men at the barricade quickly identified him as a Muslim from the neighboring area in the state of Haryana. “These people are spreading the coronavirus,” said one of the villagers, according to a police complaint filed by the man’s family. “Grab him.”

Ethiopia: Unaccompanied Eritrean Children at Risk

Asylum Policy Changes Threaten Eritreans’ Rights (Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government’s changes to asylum procedures for Eritreans undermines their access to asylum and denies unaccompanied children necessary protection. The Ethiopian authorities should ensure that all Eritreans have the right to apply for asylum and publicly announce changes to its asylum and camp management policies. In late January 2020, the Ethiopian government unofficially changed its asylum policy, which for years granted all Eritrean asylum seekers refugee status as a group. Staff from Ethiopia’s Agency for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) have only registered some categories of new arrivals at the Eritrea border

Afrin, Syria: Kurdish population more than halved since 2018 Turkish invasion

Turkish-backed Syrian proxy fighters loot businesses in Afrin, March 24, 2020. File photo: AFP ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Since the Turkish invasion of January 2018, the Kurdish population of Afrin, northwest Syria, has fallen by more than 60 percent, according to a local rights group. Thousands of indigenous Kurds were forced to flee the area when Turkish forces and their Syrian militia proxies launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20, 2018. By the time Ankara had seized control of Afrin city from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on March 24, tens of thousands of Kurds had fled, many of them to Kurdish-controlled areas in northeast Syria. Families displaced by regime o

Six Children, Pregnant Mother among Nine Christians Killed in Fulani Jihadist Attack in Nigeria

Houses in a village that were burnt out in a Fulani attack. Credit: BarnabasFund JOS, Nigeria: Six children and a pregnant woman were among nine people that Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed in north-central Nigeria Tuesday night (April 14), sources said. About a dozen herdsmen armed with rifles and machetes raided Hura-Maiyanga village, in the Miango area of Kwall District in Plateau state’s Bassa County, shouting the jihadist slogan “Allahu Akbar [God is greater],” sources said. “They were armed with machetes and AK-47 rifles as they attacked us,” Hanatu John, a woman who survived the attack, told Morning Star News. “They attacked our village at about 8 p.m., and they were shouting, ‘Allahu Ak

Christians beheaded by Fulani Jihadists in Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen decapitate two Christians in Benue state. Mourners at a funeral for Christians murdered by Islamic militants in Nigeria (AFP or licensors) JOS, Nigeria, April 14, 2020 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria decapitated two Christians in Benue state on Monday (April 13), and another group of herdsmen in Plateau state on Saturday (April 11) shot a Christian farmer dead, sources said. In Benue state, residents of Ologba village, Agatu County told Morning Star News that herdsmen ambushed two members of a Catholic church in the village at about 8 a.m. on Monday. “Oche Alaade and his friend who had visited the village were traveling out of the village on t

Nigeria Is A Killing Field Of Defenseless Christians

A Nigerian Christian describes the Fulani jihadist attack that destroyed his village, Ninka, Kaduna State and killed many Christian villagers. Credit: Open Doors Click here to view video. 350 Nigerian Christians were massacred in the first two months of 2020. Over 11,500 Christians have been murdered since June 2015. Four to five million Christians are displaced. 2000 churches were destroyed. Nigeria has become a killing field of defenseless Christians. Reliable sources show that between 11,500 and 12,000 Christians have been massacred since June 2015 when the Buhari Government of Nigeria came to power. These statistics are based on careful records kept by church groups that include the na

‘The government is silent’: Fulani militia kills Christian pastor and burns down school in village n

Residents blamed a military withdrawal and government inaction for the recent spate of attacks, which has left 20 dead. Villagers gather at the church in Ngbra-Zongo, Plateau State, Nigeria on Wednesday. (Lawrence Zongo/Zenger) Radical Fulani Muslim militiamen killed four people on Tuesday including a Christian pastor, and burned down a town’s only school, during an attack in Central Nigeria. Abbah Yoki said he was the black-clad attackers’ first target as he left his room at about 7 a.m. Abbah said he saw 10 Fulani tribesmen split into three groups, and heard one give the order in the tribe’s dominant Hausa language for the rest to shoot. “I was about to run,” he told Zenger News, when “the

UN War Crimes Report on Yemen Accuses Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. of bombing and killing thousands of ci

The old quarter of Sana, Yemen, in August. The house in the foreground was destroyed by an airstrike. Credit...Khaled Abdullah/Reuters This article was first posted August 29, 2018. It was soon forgotten. Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, with support from the USA, have continued their war in Yemen. GENEVA — The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians in airstrikes, tortured detainees, raped civilians and used child soldiers as young as 8 — actions that may amount to war crimes, United Nations investigators said in a report issued Tuesday. The report singled out Saudi and Emirati airstrikes for causing the most civilian casualt

At least 50 Nigerian Christians killed by Fulani attacks in March, NGO reports

Christians in Nigeria take part in funeral festivities in April 2019. | Intersociety A Nigerian civil society organization is reporting that no less than 50 Christians were killed in March and 10 in the first two days of April by radical Fulani herdsmen. Since the start of 2020, estimates suggest that over 400 Christians were killed in the West African country. “In all, not less than 410 Christian lives have been lost in Nigeria to Jihadist Fulani terrorists in the past 93 days of 2020,” the Anambra-based International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) said in a statement. Ten Christians were killed in the first two days of April, it added. “This is on daily average

U.S. Labels Russian White Supremacists a Terrorist Group

The designation of the Russian Imperial Movement reflects growing concerns among U.S. officials about violent white supremacists with transnational links. Members of the Russian Imperial Movement at training base in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2015. Credit...Olga Maltseva/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected to announce on Monday that it is designating an ultranationalist group based in Russia as a terrorist organization, according to officials. It is the first time the government will apply the label to a white supremacist group. While the label of specially designated global terrorist has been frequently used for Islamist extremists, there h

U.N. Inquiry Into Syria Bombings Is Silent on Russia’s Role

Kafr Nabl Surgical Hospital in Syria has been repeatedly hit during the war, leading it to move underground. On May 5, Russian airstrikes caused further damage. Credit...Omar Haj Kadour/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A United Nations investigation into attacks on humanitarian sites in Syria concluded in a report released on Monday that the Syrian government or its allies had committed most of them — but failed to name Russia, the most important of those allies, as a perpetrator. The board of inquiry looked into just six of the hundreds of attacks on sites like hospitals and schools committed during the Syrian civil war. In a summary of its work, the board refrained from specifically bla

‘Muslims Are Foreigners’: Inside India’s Campaign to Decide Who Is a Citizen

Modi Denies India Is Targeting Muslims. We Found a Different Reality. How can someone who’s lived for years as a citizen of India, suddenly be declared illegal? Whistle-blowers told us how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is making Muslims stateless. Click on photo or caption to view NY Times video. JORHAT, India — For nearly two years, Mamoni Rajkumari, a lawyer, spent her days deciding who was an Indian citizen and who was not, as part of a tribunal reviewing suspected foreigners in the state of Assam. Then, she says, she was dismissed for not declaring enough Muslims to be noncitizens. “I was punished,’’ she said. Ms. Rajkumari, 54, has found herself on the front line of India’s citiz

Muslim militants burn elderly alive in Nigeria as terrorized Christian villagers wait for help

A home where elderly Christian people were burnt to death by Fulani militants. Credit: Lawrence Zongo/Zenger ANCHA, Nigeria—Armed hordes of Muslim militants rampaged through villages in central Nigeria this week, killing unarmed farmers and burning people alive in their houses. In a nation of 204 million people where COVID-19 has killed only two, it’s mass murder that is tearing society apart. “More than 200 Fulani herdsmen came to my community to kill us yesterday,” said Monday Bato, a farmer in the village of Ancha, home to 1,800. “They all had military guns, AK-47. They were speaking Hausa and Fulani language as they burned my house and 16 other houses, including all [the] harvested gr

The Rohingya, one of the world’s most vulnerable groups, now finds itself confronting covid-19

Rohingya refugees in market area of Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Suzauddin Rubel/AFP via Getty Images) The coronavirus has unleashed so many problems around the world that it’s almost impossible to keep track of them all. Even so, it’s worth taking a moment to consider the situation facing one of the planet’s most vulnerable groups. They’ve been persecuted, maligned and terrorized — and now they’re preparing to confront the virus with minimal protection. In the summer and fall of 2017, the Myanmar military launched a campaign of terror against the ethnic group known as the Rohingya, driving some 700,000 of them across the border into neighboring Bangladesh. Myanmar’s

Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore

Ravish Kumar, managing editor of NDTV's Hindi news channel, anchoring an evening newscast at the studio’s headquarters in New Delhi in February. Credit.. Saumya Khandelwal. Photographs by Saumya Khandelwal. NEW DELHI — The Media One anchorman Vinesh Kunhiraman went on air as usual on March 6, ready to tell the station’s five million viewers in India’s Kerala State about the death anniversary of a beloved comedian and the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Just a few minutes into the broadcast, he saw the managing editor rush to the studio floor, gesturing wildly. “I realized something was not right,” Mr. Kunhiraman recalled. The station’s uplink suddenly went dead. Mr. Kunhiraman’s im

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