Tag Archives: Human rights

#VOA. | the army of Faso accused of having killed more than 40 civilians

Two human rights organizations denounced the “summary and extrajudicial executions” of “more than 40″ people” perpetrated in early August in Tougouri, in northern Burkina Faso, implicating, according to them, the Burkinabe armed forces, in two press releases published on Sunday. “The collective against impunity and the stigmatization of communities (CISC) …

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#VOA. | A police officer who remained passive during the murder of George Floyd pleads guilty

One of the three police officers who remained passive in the murder of George Floyd in 2020 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to complicity in manslaughter and will avoid a trial which is due to open in June, Minnesota justice announced. Thomas Lane “has accepted responsibility for his role in the …

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#REUTERS. | Two Chinese and a Congolese official sentenced to 10 years in prison for pimping

Ye Jing Peng and Lili Bin were sentenced to ten years and three months in prison on November 21 for procuring Chinese nationals and using false documents, their lawyer, Ms. Nicky Bayo, said. A Congolese official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was sentenced to the same sentence “for having …

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#REUTERS. | Six UN staff arrested in Ethiopia released

Six UN staff have been released but five others, along with a dependent, are still being held in Addis Ababa, UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters on Thursday. At least 16 UN staff and their dependents were arrested earlier this month amid reports of mass arrests of Tigrayans. “Continued ethnic …

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#REUTERS. | at least 69 dead in a jihadist attack near Mali

At least 69 villagers members of self-defense militias were killed in Niger in an attack near the border with Mali, in the region of Tillabéri (west), the scene since the beginning of the year of murderous actions by suspected jihadists. The attack happened on Tuesday, but was not confirmed until …

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#REUTERS. | At least 16 civilians killed in attacks in two villages in Ituri

“At least 14 civilians were killed this morning (Friday) in Gina during an incursion by Codeco-URDPC and ALC,” the Kivu Security Barometer (KST) posted on Twitter. These groups also attacked the town of Nizi, added the KST, a joint initiative of the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Study …

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Banning the veil at work is not discriminatory, according to European justice ~ #AFP:

The toll of devastating weather in Europe reached at least 126 dead on Friday, most of them in Germany, where many people remain missing, raising fears of a much more serious tragedy. This is the worst natural disaster in this country since the war. Belgium is also paying a heavy …

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Washington calls on Cuba to restore mobile internet cut after protests ~ #AFP:

“We call on the leaders of Cuba to show restraint (and) to respect the voice of the people by opening all means of communication, online and offline,” Ned Price, spokesperson for the Department of Education, told reporters. ‘State. “To close access to technology, to close the channels of information, that …

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curfews and army deployment ~ #REUTERS:

The kingdom of Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, on Tuesday announced a curfew as the army was deployed to quell pro-democracy youth protests. Protests are rare in Eswatini, a small, landlocked state of 1.3 million people formerly known as Swaziland. Political parties are banned there, but in recent weeks violent …

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thousands of demonstrators in the streets of Faso ~ #AFP:

Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday in the North and Center-North regions of Burkina Faso, against “growing insecurity”, calling on the authorities to take action against recurrent jihadist attacks, we learned from the demonstrators and local authorities. In the Center-North, the demonstrators gathered in Kaya, the capital of the region, …

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Attack kills 100 civilians in Faso ~ #AFP:

A hundred civilians were killed in northern Burkina Faso, in Solhan, the deadliest attack recorded in this country since the start of jihadist violence in 2015, we learned from security and local sources on Saturday. “During the night from Friday to Saturday, armed individuals carried out a deadly incursion in …

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Conakry will judge around sixty opponents of President Condé’s third term ~ #AFP:

The Guinean government has announced that around sixty people would be tried in connection with the protest and the unrest that accompanied the presidential election and the constitutional referendum which led in 2020 to a third term of Alpha Condé as head of state. All of these people, including opposition …

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Uzbekistan repatriates nearly 100 women and children of jihadists from Syria ~ #AFP:

After proclaiming in March 2019 the fall of the ISIS “caliphate” in Syria, the Kurds are calling for the repatriation of thousands of foreign women and children of jihadists they are holding in overcrowded camps. A delegation of Foreign Affairs from Uzbekistan was in the city of Qamichli on Friday …

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AU expresses “dismay” at N’Djamena deaths ~ #REUTERS:

The African Union (AU) on Friday expressed its “dismay” after “the loss of civilian lives and among the police” in Chad during an attempt to arrest an opponent, in a statement by Chadian President of the AU Commission. On February 28, police backed by heavily armed soldiers and armored personnel …

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The attempt to arrest a Chadian opponent turns to tragedy: 2 dead ~ #REUTERS:

At least two people were killed and five others injured on Sunday in the Chadian capital N’Djamena in crossfire during an attempt to arrest a declared opponent of the April 11 presidential candidate, the government said. in a press release. “There were two dead and five injured, including three among …

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