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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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U.S. Joins Allies to Punish Chinese Officials for Human Rights Abuses

The sanctions come days after the Biden administration’s heated encounter with Chinese officials in Alaska, and will most likely widen tensions between Washington and Beijing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #treasury-department, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zhao-lijian

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Fear and Hostility Simmer as Ethiopia’s Military Keeps Hold on Tigray

Accounts of atrocities keep coming in as the wounded flee to the regional capital, Mekelle, where Tigrayans say they are being winnowed for their leaders’ rebellion.

#ahmed-abiy, #american-red-cross, #amnesty-international, #blinken-antony-j, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mekelle-ethiopia, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #tigrayans-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Napoleon Isn’t a Hero to Celebrate

Institutions in France should pay more attention to their country’s history of slavery instead of honoring an icon of white supremacy.

#black-people, #bonaparte-napoleon, #colonization, #france, #guadeloupe, #haiti, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Edward C. Luck, Architect of U.N. Code on Genocide, Dies at 72

He transformed vague ideals into a strategy on when the world should collectively intervene to stop mass atrocities.

#deaths-obituaries, #luck-edward-c, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Quest to Reclaim a Family Home Unearths a Past Buried by the Holocaust

In “Plunder,” a memoir by Menachem Kaiser, the author tries to repossess a building owned by his grandfather before the war and discovers a history he knew nothing about.

#books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kaiser-menachem, #plunder-a-memoir-of-family-property-and-nazi-treasure-book, #poland, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Mitt Romney: The Right Way to Boycott the Beijing Olympics

The United States can repudiate Chinese policy without unfairly punishing our athletes.

#boycotts, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Women Once Enslaved by ISIS Are Reunited With Their Children

Yazidi women freed from sexual slavery under ISIS were forced to give up their babies. Two years later, some are risking everything to get them back.

#iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #orphans-and-orphanages, #syria, #terrorism, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #yazidi-religious-sect

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A Small Town and a Spray of Bullets in Myanmar

Police officers shot into a cluster of unarmed civilians in a tiny town on Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 20.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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‘It’s Better to Walk Through a Minefield’: Victims of Myanmar’s Army Speak

The military’s brutal practices go beyond killing protesters. Its soldiers have systematically raped women and forced villagers to be their human shields.

#arakan-army-myanmar, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #myanmar, #politics-and-government, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Myanmar Military Storms Universities and Hospitals, Revokes Press Licenses

The military said the public had requested that the generals take more control “for the benefit of the people.” At least three protesters were killed in further crackdowns.

#civilian-casualties, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #myanmar, #politics-and-government, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Colombia Seeks Justice for War Atrocities Via New Court

A court in Colombia is exposing atrocities in the country’s long civil war, trying to compile a record all sides can accept, and offering leniency to those who confess. Not everyone is pleased.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #colombia, #defense-and-military-forces, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #revolutionary-armed-forces-of-colombia, #uribe-alvaro, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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I.C.C. Will Investigate Accusations of War Crimes in Israeli-Occupied Territories

Actions by Israel in the Gaza war in 2014 and rocket fire by Palestinian militants are likely to come under scrutiny.

#israel, #palestinians, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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He Was the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda.’ Now He’s Accused of Terrorism.

Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he?

#content-type-personal-profile, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hutu-tribe, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #terrorism, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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The Good Samaritan on Trial for Terrorism

Long hailed for his bravery during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Paul Rusesabagina is now charged with being an insurgent leader. Did Rwanda change, or did he?

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #hutu-tribe, #kabuga-felicien, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Criminal Inquiries Loom Over al-Assad’s Use of Chemical Arms in Syria

Investigations in France and Germany could lead to prosecutions of President Bashar al-Assad and members of his upper echelon over chemical weapons attacks, one of the Syrian war’s signature atrocities.

#assad-bashar-al, #assad-maher-al, #biological-and-chemical-warfare, #france, #germany, #open-society-justice-initiative, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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What Is Universal Jurisdiction?

Universal jurisdiction, the idea that any nation’s courts can try people for atrocities committed anywhere, has gained as a tool of human rights lawyers battling impunity.

#assad-bashar-al, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #eichmann-adolf, #europe, #germany, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #liberia, #pinochet-ugarte-augusto, #switzerland, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

A confidential U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa.

#ahmed-abiy, #amnesty-international, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ethiopia, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #tigray-ethiopia, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Fading Sri Lankan Hopes for Justice Rest on U.N. Rights Council

The government, strongly tied to the military, is blocking inquiries into wartime atrocities, undermining efforts to learn the fates of thousands of missing people.

#bachelet-michelle, #discrimination, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #minorities, #missing-persons, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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German Court Convicts Former Syrian Official of Crimes Against Humanity

Eyad al-Gharib, a former security officer, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison in a case that rights groups have hailed as a landmark.

#al-gharib-eyad, #assad-bashar-al, #germany, #syria, #torture, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Tennessee Man Who Served as Nazi Camp Guard Is Deported to Germany

The deportation of Friedrich Karl Berger capped what could be the last prosecution by the U.S. government of collaborators in Nazi war crimes.

#berger-friedrich-karl, #deportation, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #immigration-and-emigration, #oak-ridge-tenn, #rosenbaum-eli-m-1955, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Cornelia Vertenstein Gave Many Lessons Beyond the Piano

The lessons that the piano teacher Cornelia Vertenstein taught her students also resounded with many others, including me.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #funerals-and-memorials, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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The Daily: Paul Rusesabagina and the Battle for the Soul of Rwanda

The tale of Paul Rusesabagina, the “Hotel Rwanda” hero who is now accused of terrorism, speaks to the predicament of the African nation.

#hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #kagame-paul, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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International Court Accuses Two Central African Militia Leaders of Attacks on Muslims

The pair, a former legislator and a former African soccer official, collectively face 53 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their alleged role in the conflict in the Central African Republic.

#africa, #central-african-republic, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #vigilantes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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When Genocide Is Caught on Film

“The Ravine,” by Wendy Lower, investigates a rare photograph documenting the murder of Jews in Ukraine during the Holocaust, unearthing a history of perpetrators and victims.

#books-and-literature, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lower-wendy, #photography, #the-ravine-a-family-a-photograph-a-holocaust-massacre-revealed-book, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Biden Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Generals Involved in Coup

It was the first concrete step the U.S. government has taken since President Biden demanded that the generals restore democracy and release Myanmar’s civilian leader.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Polish Court Orders Scholars to Apologize Over Holocaust Study

In a partial victory for nationalists, a libel case ended with two scholars ordered to make a public apology for saying a wartime Polish mayor was complicit in Nazi crimes, but not to pay damages.

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #libel-and-slander, #poland, #research, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Massacre in a Forest Becomes a Test of Poland’s Pushback on Wartime Blame

Two researchers are on trial for writing that a Polish mayor was complicit in a massacre. Critics say the government is trying to emphasize Polish suffering in World War II and downplay complicity in Nazi crimes.

#holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #law-and-justice-poland, #libel-and-slander, #poland, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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With a Mass Funeral, Yazidi Survivors Honor Victims of ISIS

#funerals-and-memorials, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #murad-nadia, #sinjar-iraq, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yazidi-religious-sect

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Biden Reverses Trump Terrorist Designation for Houthis in Yemen

Critics of the Trump administration action said the penalties would punish the millions of starving people in Yemen more than the Houthi rebels.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #houthis, #humanitarian-aid, #terrorism, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yemen

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Former Uganda Militia Leader Is Convicted of War Crimes

Dominic Ongwen was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army militia as a child, and later rose to be one of its commanders. He was once a victim of some of the same crimes he was accused of later in life.

#kidnapping-and-hostages, #lords-resistance-army, #ongwen-dominic, #uganda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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The End of Democracy in Myanmar

The nation’s political experiment appears to be over, with military generals in control and the civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest. We look at her rise and fall.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #myanmar, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Supreme Court Rules for Germany in Case on Nazi-Era Art

In a unanimous ruling, the court said a federal law bars suits against foreign governments accused of expropriating their own citizens’ property.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #politics-and-government, #railroad-retirement-board, #supreme-court-us, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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How a Deadly Power Game Undid Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes

Myanmar seemed to be building a peaceful transition to civilian governance. Instead, a personal struggle between military and civilian leaders brought it all down.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #de-klerk-f-w, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-institute-for-strategic-studies, #mandela-nelson, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #political-prisoners, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #thein-sein, #university-of-london, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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In Myanmar Coup, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Ends as Neither Democracy Hero nor Military Foil

The army’s detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi brought an abrupt end to the theory that she might strike a workable balance between civilian and military power.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #min-aung-hlaing, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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