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UK public tribunal to probe claims of Uighur 'genocide' in China's Xinjiang region
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UK public tribunal to probe claims of Uighur 'genocide' in China's Xinjiang region

The World Uighur Congress, an international organisation representing Uighur exiles, has provided initial evidence and funding to the London tribunal

From medieval Black Death, a warning: Pandemics can unleash the ugliest in human nature
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From medieval Black Death, a warning: Pandemics can unleash the ugliest in human nature

The Europe of the Renaissance, founded on reason and scepticism of religious belief, was in many ways birthed by the Black Death. But the murderous impulses that marked its course — genocide, the brutal suppression of heresy, the insistence that disease is divine retribution — are still with us.

75 years after liberation, site of Auschwitz's concentration camps opens doors to survivor families
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75 years after liberation, site of Auschwitz's concentration camps opens doors to survivor families

On 27 January 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. To mark its 75 years, many survivors from across the world were scheduled to travel to this site for official anniversary commemorations.

Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence in genocide against Rohingya Muslims charge at International Court of Justice
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Aung San Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar defence in genocide against Rohingya Muslims charge at International Court of Justice

Both Gambia and Myanmar are signatories to the 1948 Genocide Convention, which not only prohibits States from committing genocide, but also compels all signatory states to prevent and punish the crime of genocide.

Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator
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Aung San Suu Kyi 'culpability' in Rohingya abuse in Myanmar an 'open-ended question', says UN investigator

UN investigators called Tuesday for an expert evaluation of whether Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi can be legally implicated in the abuses committed against the country's Rohingya minority

Pakistan committing ‘systematic genocide’ of minorities, alleges Balochistan's human rights council chief Samad Baloch
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Pakistan committing ‘systematic genocide’ of minorities, alleges Balochistan's human rights council chief Samad Baloch

Calling Pakistan a 'breeding ground' for terrorism, secretary-general of Baloch Human Rights Council, Samad Baloch, on Wednesday said Pakistan is committing 'systematic genocide' of the minorities

What the Fields Remember: Subasri Krishnan on the human cost of the Nellie massacre
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What the Fields Remember: Subasri Krishnan on the human cost of the Nellie massacre

The Nellie massacre is among the bloodiest chapters in the history of India. Yet it remains on the fringes of the nation’s collective memory. Documentary filmmaker Subasri Krishnan’s film What the Fields Remember is an effort to chronicle what is/has been forgotten.

War crimes court rules Khmer Rouge’s slaughter in Cambodia as 'genocide'; sentences two former leaders to life imprisonment
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War crimes court rules Khmer Rouge’s slaughter in Cambodia as 'genocide'; sentences two former leaders to life imprisonment

Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, the last surviving senior leaders of the communist group that brutally ruled Cambodia in the late 1970s, have been sentenced to life imprisonment. They are already serving life sentences after being convicted in a previous 2011-2014 trial of crimes against humanity connected with forced transfers and disappearances of masses of people.

Facebook apologises for allowing a 'White supremacy' ad run on its platform
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Facebook apologises for allowing a 'White supremacy' ad run on its platform

The ad was labelled provocatively as "White Supremacy - Test" was approved manually at Facebook.

Canada Parliament officially revokes Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
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Canada Parliament officially revokes Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi is the first person to have her honorary Canadian citizenship revoked.

UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar Army chief as UNSC calls for prosecution for genocide against Rohingya Muslims
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UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar Army chief as UNSC calls for prosecution for genocide against Rohingya Muslims

The defiant response is the army chief's first public reaction since a UN fact-finding mission urged the Security Council to refer Myanmar's top military brass to ICC.

Canada Parliament declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya Muslims as genocide; human rights observers laud move
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Canada Parliament declares Myanmar treatment of Rohingya Muslims as genocide; human rights observers laud move

The motion also endorsed the findings of a UN mission that outlines humanitarian crimes against the Rohingya Muslima and other minorities by the Myanmar military.

AHP leader Pravin Togadia says Narendra Modi has 'ditched' farmers, claims their suicides were 'genocide committed by governments'
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AHP leader Pravin Togadia says Narendra Modi has 'ditched' farmers, claims their suicides were 'genocide committed by governments'

Pravin Togadia said if the government was not paying heed to their peaceful protests, cultivators "should pick up sticks".

Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize despite UN report on Rohingya crisis, says Norwegian Nobel Committee
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Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize despite UN report on Rohingya crisis, says Norwegian Nobel Committee

Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the Myanmar government and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for campaigning for democracy, has been criticised for failing to speak out against the army crackdown in Rakhine State.

UN chief Antonio Guterres urges accountability for 'horrendous persecution' of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
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UN chief Antonio Guterres urges accountability for 'horrendous persecution' of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Tuesday's council meeting, commemorating the one-year anniversary of Myanmar's latest violent crackdown that led about 700,000 Rohingya to flee, reflected the deep division over addressing the Rohingya crisis.

BJP, SAD accuse Congress for involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, criticise Amarinder Singh for defending Rahul Gandhi
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BJP, SAD accuse Congress for involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, criticise Amarinder Singh for defending Rahul Gandhi

The BJP and SAD alleged that the Opposition party's entire apparatus was involved in the genocide and they could not be absolved of their sins. They further claimed that then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi tried to justify it by saying that when a giant tree falls, the earth below shakes.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to get ID cards, UN says move aimed at preserving their right to return to Myanmar
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to get ID cards, UN says move aimed at preserving their right to return to Myanmar

The plastic IDs, issued jointly by the Bangladesh government and the UNHCR to the Rohingya refugees, contain a number of anti-fraud features.

Myanmar's hardline monks to dodge bans on Facebook and target Rohingya Muslims using the social media platform
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Myanmar's hardline monks to dodge bans on Facebook and target Rohingya Muslims using the social media platform

Facebook has designated several radical Buddhist groups like Ma Ba Tha and several prominent monks as "hate figures", blocking them from the platform.

Myanmar security forces targeted educated people and influencers in Rohingya genocide, say reports
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Myanmar security forces targeted educated people and influencers in Rohingya genocide, say reports

Myanmar targeted teachers, religious leaders, and other people of influence in the Rohingya community to diminish Rohingya history, culture and knowledge.

Myanmar willing to take back Rohingya refugees if they volunteer to return, says its national security adviser
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Myanmar willing to take back Rohingya refugees if they volunteer to return, says its national security adviser

Myanmar is willing to take back all 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled to Bangladesh if they volunteer to return, the country’s National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said on Saturday.