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Report: China’s treatment of Uighurs breaches every provision of U.N. genocide convention

Report: China’s treatment of Uighurs breaches every provision of U.N. genocide convention

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March 9 (UPI) -- China's treatment of its Uighur population violates each provision of the United Nations' genocide convention, according to a damning new report published Tuesday by dozens of international law, genocide and Chinese ethnic policies experts. The report, published by the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy, is the first independent legal analysis comparing the United Nations' convention on genocide to the claims of human rights abuses committed by China against its Muslim minority Uighur population in northwestern Xinjiang region. Advertisement "This report concludes that the People's Republic of China bears State responsibility for committing genocide against the Uighurs in breach of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide based...
Myanmar generals must be tried for genocide – UN

Myanmar generals must be tried for genocide – UN

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Myanmar's top generals must be prosecuted for genocide over the treatment of the Rohingya, according to a UN report. Six generals should be tried over orchestrated gross human rights violations and abuses in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan states, an independent fact-finding mission found.The report's conclusions prompted British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt to pledge to go to Myanmar to "seek answers".Hundreds of thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh after what many NGOs have described as ethnic cleansing.Amnesty International said security forces carried out a "targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and burning".:: Explained - The Rohingya refugee crisis ...
Ex-UN general: Rohingya crisis clearly genocide

Ex-UN general: Rohingya crisis clearly genocide

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A world authority on genocide has told Sky News what is happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims is undoubtedly genocide and the international community must intervene to prevent it.As commander of UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda in the early 1990s, Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire warned that genocide was imminent but was ignored.As a veteran witness of the mass killings in Rwanda, he has been warning of mass murder being planned in Myanmar, and now for the first time has told the Sky News World View programme that genocide is underway.History, he says, is repeating itself.Image:Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in MyanmarHe said: "It’s as if they wrote the same book that the hardliners did in Rwanda and how the international community is reacting is follow...
Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceFormer Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war.Known as the "Butcher of Bosnia", Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the siege of Sarajevo.The UN tribunal in The Hague convicted him on 10 of the 11 charges.Mladic, 74, was not in court when the sentence was read out. He had been removed for shouting at the judges."It's a lie. Everything you said in this courtroom is a lie," he said.The outburst came after the judges rejected a request by his team to halt the proceedings because of Mladic's high blood pressure. Mladic has denied all the charges and his lawyer said he would appeal.Profile: The "Butcher of Bosnia"What is t...