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  • China Uighurs: One Million Held in Political Camps, UN Told

    8/14/2018

    The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has expressed concern over credible reports that China is detaining a million Muslim Uighurs in re-education “counter-extremism centers” in the western region of Xinjiang. Human rights groups submitted reports documenting claims of mass imprisonment, indefinite detention without charge, and political indoctrination. It is said that Chinese authorities are carrying out the operation under the guise of combating religious extremism. The Chinese government, however, has denied the existence of the camps.

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  • With Syria’s War Nearly Over, Victims Take The Battle to European Courts

    8/14/2018

    As Syrian President Bashar Assad tightens his grip in Syria, activists who lost the challenge to Assad on the streets of Syria are waging a new fight in European courts. In June, Germany’s Federal Supreme Court issued charges and an international arrest warrant for one of Syria’s most senior military officials. A network of over 30 exiled Syrian lawyers across Europe has been helping to collect evidence and documentation of crimes against humanity for use in an envisioned future prosecution.

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  • U.S. Set to Return Philippine Bells

    8/14/2018

    One hundred seventeen years after the United States military carted off three church bells as war trophies from a town in central Philippines, the U.S. government has announced it will return the bells. The bells were initially seized during American occupation of the islands when, after an ambush that claimed the lives of 48 American soldiers, an American commander ordered his forces to kill every male older than 10 years.

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