Media Coverage

11/8/2020

Escalating protests in Bolivia revive memories of last year's violence, which led to the resignation of former President Evo Morales.

Bolivia's government has called in the military, after violence broke out involving protesters who are angry about elections being delayed.

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11/8/2020

The head of a UN investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of “serious international crimes,” despite vowing to work with investigators looking into abuses in the country including against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Nicholas Koumjian, head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar, told Reuters the social media giant was holding material “highly relevant and probative of serious international crimes” but had not shared any during yearlong talks.

11/8/2020

Lebanon’s government stepped down on Monday night, less than a week after a massive explosion in Beirut killed more than 160 people and sparked days of violent protests.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab addressed the nation, announcing his resignation and that of his government in the wake of the blast, which he called a “disaster beyond measure.”

In an impassioned speech, Diab berated Lebanon's ruling political elite for fostering what he called “an apparatus of corruption bigger than the state.”

11/8/2020

When senior officials from Serbia and Kosovo met in Brussels last month to restart dialogue aimed at normalizing relations, both sides said they were ready to help the other to find the remains of people who went missing in the 1998-1999 war.

The Kosovo delegation asked Serbia to open up its Yugoslav-era military and police archives to help find the locations of wartime mass graves, while Serbia’s delegation asked for the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)’s archives to be opened up for scrutiny.

6/8/2020

Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons.

An upsurge of coronavirus cases in Japan meant a much smaller than normal turnout, but the bombing survivors’ message was more urgent than ever. As their numbers dwindle—their average age is about 83—many nations have bolstered or maintained their nuclear arsenals, and their own government refuses to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty.

6/8/2020

Zimbabwe’s president has vowed to “flush out” his opponents as anger with his government grows over alleged corruption and economic mismanagement.

More than 20 people have been arrested since last week when an anti-government protest was blocked, lawyers say.

Images of security forces beating civilians have prompted global outrage.

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6/8/2020

Hundreds of women and girls have gone missing and are feared dead in Peru since a lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

Last week, Peru’s women’s ministry said 1,200 women and girls had been reported missing during the pandemic—a higher figure that included the month of July.

6/8/2020

Despite mounting criticism, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has presented an award to a Bosnian Croat war crimes suspect, decorating a wartime Croat police unit for their “contribution to the liberation of Croatia.”

Zlatan Mijo Jelic, a retired general of the Croatian Defense Council, received the award at a ceremony on Tuesday in the Croatian city of Knin marking the 25th anniversary of the country’s victory over rebel Serbs during the war in 1995.

6/8/2020

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Wednesday said it would postpone its verdict in the trial over the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri to August 18, following the huge explosion in Beirut’s port on Tuesday.

The United Nations-backed court located outside The Hague, Netherlands, was due to give a verdict in the trial of four men who are accused in the deaths of Hariri and 21 others this Friday.

4/8/2020

Opposition groups in Argentina organized a protest at the central Buenos Aires Obelisk Saturday to voice their objections to justice reform plans announced by President Alberto Fernández.

Fernández announced his justice reform project on Wednesday, saying his goal was a more agile judiciary, “independent of political power,” and greater transparency.

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