Media Coverage

1/19/2021

Armenia has returned all Azeri prisoners who were captured during last year’s conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, but the process with Armenian prisoners has been held up, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

Armenia has said that many of its prisoners of war remain in Azerbaijan, a problem it has raised with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group.

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1/15/2021

At least 23 people died last weekend in a clash between police and gangs in Venezuela’s capital Caracas, according to news reports and human rights activists, as the government faces international scrutiny for killings by security forces. The bloodshed began on Friday afternoon with an operation by two police units—the Special Action Forces, known as FAES, and the Special Tactical Operations Units, known as UOTE.

1/15/2021

Ugandans headed to the polls on Thursday, following a tense presidential campaign marred by violence and deaths in the lead-up to the election.

Longstanding ruler President Yoweri Museveni, 76, is seeking a sixth term in office and is being challenged by 10 opposition candidates, including the hugely popular singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine.

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1/15/2021

“We've received information that over 80 civilians were killed on January 12 in an area called Daletti,” in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region, Aaron Maasho, an advisor and spokesman for the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, told AFP. Opposition politicians have described the violence as ethnically motivated, alleging a targeted campaign by ethnic Gumuz militias against members of other ethnic groups in the area, including the Amhara, Ethiopia’s second-largest group.

1/15/2021

Azerbaijan and Armenia violated international humanitarian law in recent fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, Amnesty International has said, as the rights group accused both sides of indiscriminately killing civilians.

In a report published on Thursday, it said there was “clear evidence” Armenian and Azeri troops had repeatedly attacked residential areas far from the front lines in last year’s six-weeklong conflict, noting weapons including cluster munitions were used.

1/15/2021

Tunisia on Thursday commemorated the 10th anniversary since the flight into exile of iron-fisted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was pushed from power in a popular revolt that foreshadowed pro-democracy uprisings, strife, and civil war in the region during what became known as the Arab Spring. But there were no festive celebrations marking the as the government imposed a four-day lockdown starting Thursday to contain the coronavirus.

1/12/2021

The crisis at the U.S. Capitol shows that Americans lack a shared understanding of their political past and present. Transitional justice can help.

1/12/2021

The United States plans to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, a move that diplomats and aid groups worry could threaten peace talks and complicate efforts to combat the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

1/12/2021

A ceremony will be held in the village of Buhine Kuce, near Vitez in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to commemorate 26 people, including eight children, who were murdered in 1994 but whose killers have never faced trial.

1/12/2021

With an eye toward ending intercommunal violence that killed dozens of people last month in Central Equatoria State, South Sudanese religious leaders and civil society activists have organized direct peace and reconciliation talks between various communities. 

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