In Panjshir, Few Signs of an Active Resistance, or Any Fight at All

On a recent visit, few civilians were about and signs of heavy fighting were scarce. What remained were opposing narratives and claims of massacres, ethnic cleansing and false charges.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #massoud-ahmad-1989, #massoud-ahmed-shah, #northern-alliance, #panjshir-valley-afghanistan, #taliban, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue With Indigenous Woman Monument

“We owe it to them. We exist because of them,” the mayor of Mexico City said in a news conference.

#columbus-day, #columbus-christopher, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #indigenous-people, #mexico-city-mexico, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sheinbaum-claudia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

How 2 Jewish Sisters Built a Cultural Oasis During World War II

In “The Sisters of Auschwitz,” a best seller in the Netherlands for more than two years, Roxane van Iperen writes about the way Janny and Lien Brilleslijper staged their own form of resistance.

#books-and-literature, #brilleslijper-janny, #brilleslijper-lien, #content-type-personal-profile, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #netherlands, #the-sisters-of-auschwitz-book, #van-iperen-roxane, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Hissène Habré, Ex-President of Chad, Dead at 79

Habré had been sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of crimes against humanity, including torture and sex crimes.

#chad, #deaths-obituaries, #habre-hissene, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Vietnam War Victims Seek Answers on Massacre from South Korea

South Korean troops were the largest foreign contingent fighting alongside American soldiers during the Vietnam War. They have long been dogged by allegations of brutality.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #civilian-casualties, #hanoi-vietnam, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #south-korea, #vietnam, #vietnam-war, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Body of Reuters Photographer Was Mutilated in Taliban Custody, Officials Say

The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner killed in Afghanistan, was unrecognizable when it was brought to a Kandahar hospital, one official said.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #kandahar-afghanistan, #news-and-news-media, #siddiqui-danish-1980-2021, #taliban, #thomson-reuters-corporation, #torture, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

How Local Guerrilla Fighters Routed Ethiopia’s Powerful Army

A scrappy force of local Tigrayan recruits scored a cascade of battlefield victories against the Ethiopian military, one of Africa’s strongest. Times journalists witnessed the decisive week in an eight-month civil war.

#africa, #ahmed-abiy, #ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Fashion Retailers Face Inquiry Over Suspected Ties to Forced Labor in China

French prosecutors are investigating whether household names like Zara, Uniqlo and Skechers profited from exploiting Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China.

#cotton, #european-parliament, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #inditex-group, #labor-and-jobs, #maje-fashion-label, #politics-and-government, #sandro, #sherpa-french-human-rights-organization, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Tribunal Convicts Former Serbian Officials of Crimes in the Balkans

It was the first time in the three decades of the tribunal’s history that officials in the wartime Serbian government were found guilty of playing a role in atrocities in neighboring countries.

#balkan-states, #belgrade-serbia, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #croatia, #defense-and-military-forces, #detainees, #europe, #hague-netherlands, #international-criminal-tribunal-for-the-former-yugoslavia, #karadzic-radovan, #kosovo, #milosevic-slobodan, #mladic-ratko, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #serbia, #simatovic-franko, #srebrenica-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #stanisic-jovica, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Jubilant Tigray Capital Greets Insurgents After Ethiopian Retreat

The capture of the capital, Mekelle, by Tigrayan forces was a major blow to Ethiopia’s leader, eight months into a war that has resulted in widespread famine and one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

#ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #famine, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Dreams in the Rubble: An Israeli Airstrike and the 22 Lives Lost

The bombing of a Gaza apartment building has become a focus of debate over civilian casualties in the Hamas-Israel war. For the people who lived there, it was much more than that.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #bombs-and-explosives, #bridges-and-tunnels, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #east-jerusalem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Supreme Court Limits Human Rights Suits Against Corporations

Six citizens of Mali had sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, accusing the companies of profiting from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.

#alien-tort-statute-1789, #cargill-inc, #decisions-and-verdicts, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-trafficking, #nestle-sa, #supreme-court-us, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Don’t Turn Away From These Images and These Crimes

Ethnic cleansing in Ethiopia began with murder, rape and pillage, and now moves to mass starvation.

#ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Ashes of Hideki Tojo, Japan’s Wartime Leader, Were Secretly Scattered at Sea

For more than 70 years, the location of the remains of the wartime Japanese prime minister had been a puzzle. Now, documents reveal that U.S. forces secretly scattered his ashes into the Pacific Ocean.

#archives-and-records, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #hideki-tojo, #japan, #united-states-army, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Witnessing China’s Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang

If we say Xi Jinping is committing genocide, can we do nothing?

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #concentration-camps, #forced-labor, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #sterilization-reproductive, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

Ratko Mladic Loses Final Appeal in Genocide Conviction

The confirmation of the verdict against the Bosnian Serb former commander, convicted in 2017 of crimes against humanity for his role in the Balkan wars, closes a grim chapter in European history.

#balkan-states, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #international-criminal-tribunal-for-the-former-yugoslavia, #mladic-ratko, #sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #serbia, #srebrenica-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Make China ‘Lovable,’ Xi Said. But Don’t Expect Softening.

Xi Jinping’s remarks to top Communist Party leaders suggest Beijing will focus on courting allies rather than easing its rhetoric against the U.S. and Europe.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

Were My Criticisms of Israel Fair?

The road to peace starts with the end of war crimes.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

An Israeli Death and the Tangled Conflict Left Behind

A Palestinian rocket from Gaza strikes an Israeli apartment building, killing a resident. A Palestinian work crew from the West Bank cleans up the mess.

#civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #gaza-strip, #gershon-franco, #hamas, #israel, #palestinians, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Germany Recognizes Mass Killings in Colonial Namibia as Genocide

The German government agreed after years of negotiations with Namibia to recognize the killings of Herero and Nama. It said it would ask for forgiveness and establish a fund of more than 1 billion euros.

#germany, #herero-ethnic-group, #nama-ethnic-group, #namibia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.N. Rights Council Orders Inquiry Into Israel After Gaza Strife

Acting in the aftermath of the fighting in Gaza, a United Nations panel in Geneva approved a far-ranging inquiry into Israel’s actions.

#bachelet-michelle, #civilian-casualties, #gaza-strip, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

France’s Macron Arrives in Rwanda to Turn ‘New Page’ in Relations

The two-day visit by Emmanuel Macron is the first by a French president to the central African country in 11 years and extends efforts to recognize France’s role in the 1994 genocide.

#france, #hutu-tribe, #kagame-paul, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #rwanda, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Macron Arrives in Rwanda to Turn ‘New Page’ in Relations

The two-day visit by Emmanuel Macron is the first by a French president to the central African country in 11 years and extends efforts to recognize France’s role in the 1994 genocide.

#france, #hutu-tribe, #kagame-paul, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #rwanda, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Gaza War Deepens a Long-Running Humanitarian Crisis

The Palestinian enclave was already in a dire state. The war with Israel has made it worse, damaging the health and sewage systems, closing schools and displacing tens of thousands.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #borrell-fontelles-josep, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #european-union, #hamas, #infrastructure-public-works, #palestinians, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Spy Agencies Seek New Afghan Allies as U.S. Withdraws

The move signals an acknowledgment by Western intelligence agencies that they are preparing for the likely collapse of the central government and a return to civil war.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #central-intelligence-agency, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #massoud-ahmed-shah, #northern-alliance, #september-11-2001, #taliban, #terrorism, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

As Ethiopia Fights in Tigray Region, a Crackdown on Journalists

Authorities have detained journalists without charges and revoked the accreditation of a reporter for The New York Times.

#ahmed-abiy, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #eritrea, #ethiopia, #freedom-of-the-press, #politics-and-government, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

In Xinjiang, China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births

In most of China, women are being urged to have more babies, to shore up a falling birthrate. But in Xinjiang, they are being forced to have fewer.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #uzbeks-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #xi-jinping

Was Nazi Germany Defeated or Liberated? Germans Can’t Decide.

It will be very dangerous if Germany starts to see itself as a victim of the Nazis.

#germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup

Amid the resistance to military rule, some are saying that democracy can’t flourish without respecting the minorities that have been persecuted for decades.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #discrimination, #karen-national-union, #minorities, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #politics-and-government, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #thant-myint-u, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.

#anti-semitism, #apartheid-policy, #btselem, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #east-jerusalem, #human-rights-watch, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #roth-kenneth, #shakir-omar, #south-africa, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #west-bank

The Anguish of the World’s Doctor

Dr. Tedros of the W.H.O. publicly focuses on managing the pandemic. Privately, he weeps as his Tigrayan people are raped, starved and slaughtered.

#ahmed-abiy, #eritrea, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Biden Declares Mass Killings of Armenians a Genocide

The Turkish government, as well as human rights activists and ethnic Armenians, had a muted response to the news, describing the move as largely symbolic.

#armenia, #armenians, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #ottoman-empire, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

What the Armenian Genocide Means Today

After years of avoiding the topic, the U.S. government now officially views the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a century ago as genocide. Here’s how it came about.

#armenia, #armenians, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #lemkin-raphael-1900-59, #ottoman-empire, #turkey, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Myanmar Coup Leader Arrives in Indonesia for Asean Summit

Critics feared that Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing’s presence at the meeting in Indonesia would give his regime the appearance of legitimacy.

#assn-of-southeast-asian-nations, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #indonesia, #international-relations, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #political-prisoners, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Biden to Declare Atrocities Against Armenia Were Genocide

The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.

#armenia, #armenians, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #ottoman-empire, #trump-donald-j, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

France Enabled 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Report Says

A report commissioned by the Rwandan government accuses France of enabling the genocide of at least 800,000 people and of withholding “critical documents and testimony.”

#france, #habyarimana-juvenal, #kagame-paul, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mitterrand-francois, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Cambodians Demand Apology for Khmer Rouge Images With Smiling Faces

An Irish artist colorized portraits of Cambodian prisoners who were tortured, starved, beaten and killed. In some cases, he doctored the images to put smiles on their faces.

#archives-and-records, #cambodia, #khmer-rouge, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #museums, #phnom-penh-cambodia, #pol-pot, #political-prisoners, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Why It’s Time to Rethink the Olympics

Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission is a mess in need of long-term fixing.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #international-relations, #japan, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

In New Holocaust Survivor Testimony, Hate Speech Is a Dangerous Seed

A new campaign called #ItStartedWithWords features short videos from Holocaust survivors on the origins of World War II and offers a timely message amid an outbreak of anti-Asian hate.

#conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #poland, #state-department, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52

Dr. Ghafouri helped survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #ghafouri-nemam-1968-2021, #humanitarian-aid, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #syria, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #yazidi-religious-sect

Here’s How to Handle the ‘Genocide Olympics’ in Beijing

The Olympiad gives us leverage. Let’s use it.

#boycotts, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-olympic-committee, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #muslims-and-islam, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

He Led Hitler’s Secret Police in Austria. Then He Spied for the West.

Franz Josef Huber, responsible for deporting tens of thousands of Jews, escaped punishment with U.S. backing and went on to work for West German intelligence, newly disclosed records reveal.

#austria, #central-intelligence-agency, #cold-war-era, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #huber-franz-josef, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

In ‘Exterminate All the Brutes,’ Raoul Peck Takes Aim at White Supremacy

After the success of “I Am Not Your Negro,” HBO gave Peck carte blanche for his next big project. What resulted is a sweeping meditation on colonialism and the nature of truth itself.

#black-people, #colonization, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #exterminate-all-the-brutes-tv-program, #hartnett-josh, #home-box-office, #peck-raoul, #television, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Reversing Trump, Biden Repeals Sanctions on Human Rights Prosecutor

The move revokes an executive order that put the United States at odds with many of its European allies.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bensouda-fatou, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-criminal-court, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Myanmar’s Bloodshed Reveals a World That Has Changed, and Hasn’t

How the country became primed for a sort of violence, and a sort of dictatorship, that had grown rare.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

‘They Told Us Not to Resist’: Sexual Violence Pervades Ethiopia’s War

Rape is being used as a weapon as fighting rages in remote parts of Tigray region. “Even if we had shouted,” one woman said, “there was no one to listen.”

#ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #doctors-without-borders, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sex-crimes, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

Inside Myanmar’s Army: ‘They See Protesters as Criminals’

Four officers spoke about life in the feared Tatmadaw, which has turned its guns on civilians again. For most soldiers, one said, “The Tatmadaw is the only world.”

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #naypyidaw-myanmar, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Children Trapped by Colombia’s War, Five Years After Peace Deal

Despite a 2016 peace deal with the FARC, Colombia’s long internal conflict continues. Seldom has that been as evident as this month, when the government bombed a rebel camp full of young people.

#child-soldiers, #colombia, #duque-ivan, #guayabero-river-colombia, #peace-process, #revolutionary-armed-forces-of-colombia, #rural-areas, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Eritrea Agrees to Withdraw Troops from Tigray, Ethiopia Says

The announcement comes amid mounting international condemnation of atrocities in Tigray, and days after an American presidential envoy visited Ethiopia’s prime minister.

#afwerki-isaias, #ahmed-abiy, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #doctors-without-borders, #eritrea, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Fire at Rohingya Camp in Bangladesh Leaves Thousands Homeless

The blaze at a refugee camp in Bangladesh left at least 15 people dead and hundreds missing. “This is the second time I lost everything in my life,” said one person whose home was destroyed.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #refugees-international, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity