Anti-LGBT Persecution in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

US Barriers to Asylum Block Path to Safety (Washington, DC) – The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have failed to effectively address violence and entrenched discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, leading many to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Yet policies by the administration of US President Donald Trump have made it almost impossible for them to obtain asylum. The 138-page report, “‘Every Day I Live in Fear’: Violence and Discrimination against LGBT People in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and Obstacles to Asylum in the United States,” documents violence experienced by L

Genocide Warning: The Vulnerability of Banyamulenge ‘Invaders’

International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS) ISS Working Paper Series / General Series , Volume 649 Last updated by R.D. Ntanyoma November 2019. CITE AS: Ntanyoma, R.D. (2019). Genocide Warning: The Vulnerability of Banyamulenge ‘Invaders’ (No. 649). ISS Working Paper Series / General Series (Vol. 649). International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/121302 A MONUSCO delegation in Fizi, one of the territories affected by recent violences, March 16 2019 (MONUSCO/Jacob de Lange) Abstract In the Eastern Congo, a little-noticed genocidal threat has been emerging in South Kivu which is in part the legacy of

Rohingya living in 'open prison' in Myanmar: Human Rights Watch

Report says about 130,000 Rohingya live under ‘squalid and abusive’ conditions and calls for an end to their ‘arbitrary detention’. Rohingya refugees gather near the fence at the 'no man's land' zone in Maungdaw district in Myanmar's Rakhine State in 2018 [File: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA] Approximately 130,000 Rohingya Muslims who remain in refugee camps in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine state live under “squalid and abusive” conditions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday urging that their “arbitrary and indefinite” detention be ended immediately. HRW said the mass detention of the mostly Muslim Rohingya in camps was like an “open prison”. “The Myanmar government has interned 130,000 Rohi

‘Historic verdict’: Celebrations as Greece convicts Golden Dawn

Activists and experts welcome landmark move to criminalise group as positive first step against European fascism. Athens, Greece – Following guilty verdicts against the Golden Dawn group over a series of crimes including murder, Athens has seen a day of jubilation, tears and tear gas. As a landmark trial spanning more than five years concluded, Golden Dawn was found guilty of four charges – significantly of being a criminal organisation. Once the third-largest party in Greece, the leadership of Golden Dawn, including its leader Nikos Michaloliakos and current MEP Ioannis Lagos, now face lengthy prison sentences. Giorgos Roupakias, a self-professed follower of Golden Dawn, was also found guil

Half of Nagorno-Karabakh population displaced by Armenia and Azerbaijan clashes

Wed 7 Oct 2020 22.34 EDT An Armenian military truck damaged in fighting with Azerbaijan over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph: Ümit Bektaş/Reuters As mediators prepare to meet in Geneva, officials say up to 75,000 people have been forced to flee fighting in breakaway region Clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have displaced half of the population of the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to its rights ombudsman, as international mediators were set to hold their first meeting in Geneva. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, urged an end to a “huge tragedy” in an interview with state-run television on Wednesday, as new strikes hit Karabakh’s main city Ste

Yes, It Is Genocidal

On October 3, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in his address to the nation, stated: “The objective of Azerbaijani-Turkish bandits is not about claiming territory. Their objective is the Armenian people. Their objective is to continue their genocidal policy. He had also stated on Twitter: “Why has Turkey returned to the South Caucasus 100 years later? To continue the Armenian Genocide.” The idea that the Armenian people are in danger of genocide was repeated in many other interviews and statements by the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The inclusion of the term genocide is not being loosely thrown around. The potential for genocide against ethnic Armenians in Artsakh is very re

Saving Uighur Culture from Genocide

Uighur dancer performing to music. (William Vandivert / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty)​ How do you protect a culture that is being wiped out? For Uighurs, this is more than just a hypothetical. Repressive measures against the ethnic minority have progressively worsened: The Chinese government has corralled more than 1 million of them into internment camps, where they have been subjected to political indoctrination, forced sterilization, and torture. The targeting of the Uighurs isn’t limited to the camps. Since 2016, dozens of graveyards and religious sites have been destroyed. The Uighur language has been banned in Xinjiang schools in favor of Mandarin Chinese. Practicing Islam, the p

UN urges Turkey to investigate possible war crimes in north Syria

Turkey rejects ‘unfounded allegations’ by the UN against Syrian opposition groups affiliated with its armed forces. UN notes 'alarming pattern in recent months of grave violations' by groups in Turkish-controlled areas of Syria [File: Delil Souleiman/AFP] The United Nations has urged Turkey to investigate possible war crimes and other rights violations it says were carried out by armed groups in the area of northern Syria it controls. Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said violence and criminality was rife in those areas of Syria. In a statement on Friday, Bachelet’s UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said it had noted an “alarming pattern in recent months of grave vi

Several killed in attack on security convoy in northeast Nigeria

The convoy was taking people displaced by an armed uprising back to their homes in Baga, Borno state. At least 11 people have been killed in northeastern Nigeria in an attack on a security convoy that was taking people displaced by an armed uprising back to their homes, police and security sources said. The ISIL (ISIS) group, to which a breakaway faction of Nigerian armed group Boko Haram pledged allegiance in 2016, said on its Amaq website that 30 police officers and soldiers were killed in the attack on Friday on a road leading to the strategic fishing town of Baga in Borno state. In a statement on Saturday, Borno state police said eight police officers and three members of a government-ap

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