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A trial against a Syrian doctor who has been accused of murder and torturing detainees while working in Syrian military hospitals began last week in Frankfurt, Germany. The defendant, identified only as Alaa M, has been accused by German prosecutors of 18 counts of torture and one count of murder while working as a doctor [...]

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A three-judge bench of the Victoria District of the Federal Court of Australia on Sunday unanimously upheld Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel the visa of 20-time grand slam and nine-time Australian Open tennis champion Novak Djokovic, setting the stage for the tennis legend to leave Australia immediately. The decision comes only two days [...]

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A group of United Nations experts Monday condemned the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, calling it a site of “unparalleled notoriety.” January 11 marks the twentieth anniversary of the arrival of the first terrorism suspects in Guantanamo Bay. The independent experts, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, said: Twenty years of practicing [...]

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Myanmar’s military leader Senior General Min Aung Hliang Friday was accused of crimes against humanity in a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by the Myanmar Accountability Project (MAP). Article 15 of the Rome Statute empowers the ICC Prosecutor to initiate an investigation on receiving information on crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court. [...]

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On November 15, the AP reported on the attempt of a beloved Palestinian doctor, Izzeldin Abuelaish to obtain an apology for a terrible tragedy—the 2009 killing of his three daughters (Aya, Bessan and Mayar) and his niece (Noor) by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) who shelled his home in Gaza 13 years ago. As the AP explains, [...]

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An unofficial UK-based tribunal Thursday concluded that China has carried out acts of genocide against the Uyghur people in its western province of Xinjiang. The Uyghur Tribunal is an independent people’s tribunal formed last year to investigate ongoing atrocities and allegations of genocide against the Uyghur, Kazakh, and other Turkic Muslim populations in western China. [...]

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Continuing a continued effort to infuse human rights into its foreign policy, the US Department of State Friday designated 12 officials of foreign governments for their gross violations of human rights or corruption. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, announced the sanctions in a press statement coinciding with International Human Rights Day, 2021. The designations [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury Friday sanctioned 15 people and 10 entities under new executive orders in a move denouncing human rights abuses. The Department also restricted investments in a Chinese company that uses surveillance technology. Leaders of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China have been sanctioned because of alleged human rights abuses. [...]

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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of Treasury on Tuesday added 15 individuals across Iran, Syria and Uganda to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list on allegations of “serious human rights abuse and repressive acts targeting innocent civilians, political opponents, and peaceful protestors.” Additionally, the OFAC has also designated four [...]

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The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Wednesday expanded authorizations for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to engage in certain transactions and activities in Syria. The department amended some of its sanctions against the country in an effort to allow continued humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.  In July, OFAC imposed sanctions on [...]

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