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Bangladesh forces thousands of Rohingya to go into exile on an island
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Bangladesh forces thousands of Rohingya to go into exile on an island

The Bangladeshi authorities have put pressure on many murmur settled in the overcrowded refugee camps in the southeast of the country to relocate to a remote island, according to the organization on Monday Human Rights Watch (HRW). In the report "An insular prison in the middle of the sea: the relocation to Bhasan Char of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh", HRW assures that the authorities transferred many Rohingya to this island without your full consent and now they are preventing them from abandoning it."The Government of Bangladesh is struggling to cope with more than a million Rohingya refugees, but forcing people to leave a remote island only creates new problems"HRW Director ...
Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo was assassinated 60 years ago
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Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo was assassinated 60 years ago

Rafael Leonidas Trujillo fell under bullets in an ambush that surprised him in the middle of a highway on May 30, 1961.The Dominican dictator who ruled his country since 1930 was shot dead by seven people who were in a car and attacked him at 10 o'clock at night when he was heading towards Trujillo city (today Santo Domingo) from his residence located in San Cristóbal.He ruled for 30 years, imposing his authority through torture and disappearances, including the death of 50,000 people.Joaquín Balaguer, who assumed the presidency, issued a proclamation confirming to his citizens the death of Generalissimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.Trujillo was born in 1891 and grew up in difficult times, becoming part of some criminal gangs, for which he was imprisoned. Once released, he joined the National...
Rwanda: “Emmanuel Macron did not speak of the Hutu victims”
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Rwanda: “Emmanuel Macron did not speak of the Hutu victims”

The cross : How did you receive Emmanuel Macron's speech?Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza: I received it well, at least there are positive aspects. The first is that the French president recognizes France's responsibility for the tragedy our country has experienced. The announcements made in favor of Rwanda's development are also a good thing. The other beneficial effect of the speech is the rapprochement between Paris and Kigali: the two presidents have just buried the hatchet after 27 years of stormy relations, which is commendable for Rwanda.And the negative aspects?VIU: I'm wondering. How President Macron thinks about investing in a country that does not respect democracy. France is known to be the cradle of human rights. However, here, human rights are not respected. ...
Germany admits for the first time to having committed genocide in Namibia
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Germany admits for the first time to having committed genocide in Namibia

Germany admitted this Friday to having committed "genocide" against the Herero and Nama ethnic populations in Namibia during the colonial era and will pay the country another billion euros in development aid. In a statement, the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, welcomed an “agreement” with Namibia, after more than five years of tough negotiations on the events that took place in this African territory colonized by Germany between 1884 and 1915. German settlers killed tens of thousands of Herero and Nama in massacres between 1904 and 1908, considered by historians to be the first genocide of the 20th century. "In light of Germany's historical and moral responsibility, we will ask forgiveness from Namibia and the descendants of the vic...
Macron recognizes in Rwanda France’s “responsibilities” in the 1994 genocide
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Macron recognizes in Rwanda France’s “responsibilities” in the 1994 genocide

The french president Emmanuel Macron said this Thursday in Rwanda that he recognized "the responsibilities" of France in the 1994 genocide in that African country, in a speech delivered at the Kigali memorial.France "He was not an accomplice" but allowed "for too long for silence to prevail over the examination of the truth," he said, adding that "only those who crossed the night can perhaps forgive, give us the gift of forgiveness."SIGHT: France bears "overwhelming responsibility" for Rwandan genocideThe long-awaited speech took place during an official visit to Rwanda, announced as the "final step in the normalization of relations" between the two countries, after more than 25 years of tension over France's role in the tragedy, which left at least 800,000 dead, mostly Tutsis, between Ap...
The Prosecutor’s Office appeals the file of the cause of the tribute to the Blue Division in which anti-Semitic proclamations were launched
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The Prosecutor’s Office appeals the file of the cause of the tribute to the Blue Division in which anti-Semitic proclamations were launched

The Madrid Provincial Prosecutor's Office has appealed, on appeal to the Provincial Court, the order of the judge that agreed to the provisional dismissal and file of the case opened as a result of a tribute to the Blue Division held on February 13 around the La Almudena cemetery where anti-Semitic proclamations were launched.As reported by this body, the representative of the Public Ministry requests in his letter that the judge's decision be revoked "because he considers that the existence of a criminal offense cannot be ruled out without having carried out any investigation", and insists that during the act expressions constituting a hate crime were pronounced when the condition of" enemy "i...
LIVE – Emmanuel Macron in Rwanda: “France has not been an accomplice but has a responsibility”
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LIVE – Emmanuel Macron in Rwanda: “France has not been an accomplice but has a responsibility”

⇒ 11 h 20 [FIN DU DISCOURS] Emmanuel Macron calls on young RwandansThe president concluded his speech with an appeal to the Rwandan youth: " I want (his) ensure that another meeting is possible. A united alliance is possible between French and Rwandan youth. Let's build new tomorrows together, let's prepare future happy memories here for our children. This is the meaning of the homage that I want to pay to those whose memory we will keep, who were deprived of a future and to whom we owe it to invent one. "⇒ 11 h 15 [RESPONSABILITÉ] « France did not understand that it was in fact remaining alongside a genocidal regime ”The president goes on to say that “France was not an accomplice. France has a role, a responsibility, a duty in Rwanda: that of looking history in th...
In the diocese of La Rochelle, the shadow of the Rwandan genocide
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In the diocese of La Rochelle, the shadow of the Rwandan genocide

Father Yves Guiochet, vicar general of the diocese of La Rochelle and Saintes, has just hung up with his bishop, Mgr Georges Pontier. We are in 1999. The Conference of Bishops of France asks them to welcome a Rwandan priest who took refuge in Belgium after the genocide, Father Marcel Hitayezu. Before accepting, Bishop Pontier inquired. Anxious to come to the aid of a refugee priest, the diocese finally welcomes the father without knowing him, and appoints him vicar of the parish of Saint-Jean-d'Angély.→ LIGHTING. Hitayezu case: what rules for welcoming a foreign priest?April 14, 2021. Twenty-two years after his arrival, Father Marcel has been vicar of the parish of Montlieu-la-Garde, in the south of the diocese, for six months. At 6 o'clock in the morning, the gendarm...
Chinese officials order Uighurs to produce videos denying abuse
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Chinese officials order Uighurs to produce videos denying abuse

The Associated Press reported on Thursday that it had obtained a document that reveals that videos of Uighurs denying human rights violations in China are part of a government campaign, raising questions about the will of the filmed. Uighurs are a Chinese ethnic minority of Muslim origin. The Chinese government is accused of orchestrating a campaign of mass detention, cultural destruction and forced assimilation of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities native to the Xinjiang region, in the far northwest of the country. This year, the Chinese state press published dozens of videos of Uighurs denouncing former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for declaring genocide in the region. The videos, which the authorities insist are spontaneous expr...
Judge Pedraz reactivates the case for crimes against humanity against Brahim Ghali, the leader of the Polisario Front
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Judge Pedraz reactivates the case for crimes against humanity against Brahim Ghali, the leader of the Polisario Front

The judicial horizon of the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has widened this Wednesday with the decision of the judge of the National Court, Santiago Pedraz, to reopen a case against him for crimes such as genocide, the second procedure since he entered Spain a month ago under a false identity.In a car dated this Wednesday, the magistrate agrees to reopen a second proceeding against Ghali, promoted by the Saharawi Association for the Defense of Human Rights (Asadeh), which joins the complaint filed by Fadel Mihdi Breica, a Spanish citizen of Saharawi origin , for alleged torture suffered in the polisario camps of Tindouf (Algeria).This decision has been known hours after the massiv...