Sep 30, 2020

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Sexual Violence Rampant; Impunity Reigns in Bangladesh

The most recent case of sexual violence in Bangladesh, committed against a new-wed woman in Sylhet city, has sparked a massive public and social media backlash, triggering street protests that prompted the administration and police to act swiftly and arrest the accused. A week before, nine Bengali men broke into a house of an ethnic Chakma family and brutally raped a mentally challenged girl after...

Sep 30, 2020

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Sexual Violence Rampant;...

The most recent case of sexual violence in Bangladesh, committed against a new-wed woman in Sylhet city, has sparked a massive public and social media backlash, triggering street protests that prompted...

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Sep 29, 2020

Catalonia: Spanish Supreme Court Bans Quim Torra...

Yesterday, [28 September 2020], the Supreme Court of Spain confirmed the decision of the Spanish Superior Court of Justice in Catalonia to ban the Catalan President Quim Torra from office for having hung...

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Sep 28, 2020

Southern Mongolia: While Protests to Save Native...

The Japanese news network NHK had access to videos of the protests conducted by Mongolians in China. Local residents have taken to the streets for the right to keep their native tongue alive. In response,...

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Sep 26, 2020

Ethiopia: Attorney General Denies Cases against...

This week, the Attorney General Gideon Timothewos made the announcement that about 2000 people are facing charges for the prostests in the aftermath of the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, an iconic Oromo...

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Sep 25, 2020

Hmong: US Senator Introduces Bill Recognizing...

Today [24 September 2020],  U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation that recognizes the refugee and immigrant communities from Southeast...

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Sep 24, 2020

Abkhazia: Sukhum Continues to Call for Dialogue...

The day after being elected president of Abkhazia on 22 March 2020, Aslan Bzhaniya expressed his intention to have an Abkhazian-Georgian dialogue. In parallel to the current Geneva format of dialogue,...

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Sep 23, 2020

Tibet: China Expands Mass Labor Program

China is forcing Tibetan farmers and herders into labour programmes similar to those used in troubled Xinjiang, a US research institute alleged Tuesday. "This is now, in my opinion, the strongest, most...

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Sep 21, 2020

Southern Mongolia: New Language Policy Imposed...

Even before the new language policy imposed by China, ethnic Mongolian schools operated bilingually and children had a good command of Mandarin. Fewer than one in six people speak the indigenous...

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