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UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Alice Nderitu welcomed on Monday the life imprisonment sentence that the Paris Assize Court issued Philippe Hategekimana on June 28. Hategekimana was sentenced to life imprisonment for the genocide crimes that he committed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The trial of Hategekimana [...]

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A military court in Vietnam sentenced former coast guard commander Nguyen Van Son to 16 years in prison on Thursday. He was found guilty of embezzlement due to siphoning off VNĐ 50 billion ($2.1 million) from military procurement deals. Convicted as the mastermind behind the theft of 50 billion dong during his tenure as coast [...]

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The Department for Research and Information on Antisemitism (RIAS), a monitor group tracking antisemitism in Germany, announced in its annual report on Tuesday that Germany saw 2,480 antisemitism incidents last year. The report findings indicate there are almost seven incidents per day, on average. RIAS stated that its reporting offices documented 9 incidents of extreme [...]

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Amnesty International (AI) accused Spain and Morocco on Friday of covering up and failing to investigate the deaths of at least 37 migrants at the border of Melilla, a Spanish enclave city in northwest Africa. On June 24, 2022, Spanish and Moroccan authorities were reported to have committed crimes under international law by employing anti-riot [...]

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Amnesty International (AI), an international human rights organization, urged Pakistan’s government on Tuesday to cease their harassment and arbitrary arrests of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.  A multitude of Afghans have fled to Pakistan in fear of persecution after the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021. They fled to Pakistan with the aim of building new lives [...]

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General Fiseha Kidanu, the head of an investigation committee established by Ethiopia’s Interim Regional Administration (IRA) of Tigray Region, announced Thursday that regional and federal authorities as well as Eritrean soldiers engaged in the theft of food aid in Tigray, Ethiopia. Kidanu confirmed that more than 860 kg of wheat and 215,000 liters of food [...]

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The UN Support Mission in Libya announced Monday that they are alarmed by the recent rise in arbitrary arrests of refugees and asylum seekers in Libya. The mission stated that Libyan authorities have arrested and detained numerous migrants in unsanitary conditions and collectively expelled thousands of others who entered Libya legally. In early June this year, [...]

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The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), a United Nations (UN) tribunal, declared Wednesday that Félicien Kabuga, one of the last fugitives of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, is unfit to stand trial due to dementia.  IRMCT considered the opinion of medical experts, who said that the “consequences of dementia deprive Mr. Kabuga of the [...]

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The Police of North Macedonia announced Monday they arrested ten men who are suspected members of an international people smuggling ring. The arrests were the culmination of an investigation that lasted from July 2021 to May 2023.  Macedonian police stated that the group is part of an international migrant smuggling channel and consists of 17 members in [...]

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The Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland on Thursday upheld former Liberian warlord Alieu Kosiah’s 20-year prison sentence for war crimes and convicted him of crimes against humanity, the first such conviction in Switzerland. Kosiah was initially convicted and sentenced for war crimes by the Trial Chamber of First Instance in 2021. In confirming Kosiah’s 20-year sentence, the [...]

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