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IOHR organises protest outside Myanmar embassy calling for the release of Reuters journalists

Protest Details WHAT: Protest against the unjust sentencing of Reuters Journalists in Myanmar. WHEN: 11:00 am, Thursday, 27th September WHERE: Myanmar Embassy, 19a Charles St, Mayfair, London W1J 5DX The International Observatory of Human Rights is organising a peaceful protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy to petition for the release of Reuters journalists Wa … Read more →

Pope warns of a “human catastrophe” in Idlib – Syria

Pope Francis has called on the international community to take note of the potential catastrophic fallout of the looming war in Idlib. He pressed for negotiations and diplomacy to avoid a “humanitarian catastrophe”. The battle for Idlib is set to signal the final stage in the protracted Syrian war that has now been ongoing for … Read more →

US Stops UNRWA funding for Palestinian refugees

UNRWA is the only UN agency committed to helping refugees from a specific region The US has announced it will stop all funding to UNRWA, the UN Works and Relief Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. UNRWA has provided education, health care food and social services to millions of Palestinian refugees for almost … Read more →

Myanmar military leaders may face ICC trial for Rohingya genocide

UN estimates up to 10,000 deaths The release of a report on 24 August by the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has brought more evidence to the fore of atrocious crimes against the Rohingya people. The report calls for the support of the international community to ensure that the situation is referred to the International … Read more →

Far right terror: the UK opens its eyes to the growing threat

The former head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit, Mark Rowley, has given a statement outlining the importance of the UK taking on board the magnitude of the threat of far-right extremism. Urging politicians, media and communities to ‘wake up’, he suggested the threat posed by the far right should not be underestimated. Rowley also … Read more →

UN: Over a million Uyghur people held in Chinese detention centres

A UN human rights panel reported on 10 August that more than one million Uyghur people are being held in mass detention centres in China. The detentions are being described as a method to combat religious extremism but seem to actually be a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.” Gay McDougall, a member … Read more →

Will Geneva talks solve Yemen’s crisis

The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has called for peace talks in Geneva. Speaking at the Security Council last week, he announced that talks will take place on the 6 September in Geneva. Mr Griffiths is aiming to create a framework for peace talks and confidence-building measures amongst all parties. This is … Read more →

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