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Human rights and crimes against humanity

Twitter Blocked in Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has sparked international and local criticism after blocking the country's access to Twitter to prevent the spread of purported evidence of his corruption. 


Sakineh free

But the terms of release are still unclear. It could be definitive but also temporary, conditional or limited. International mobilization played a key role. The authorities claim they are only applying the islamic law and nobody's rights have been violated. 


Crackdown intensifies on journalists in Vietnam

Pham Viet Dao is the latest victim in a campaign of arrests by the Vietnamese communist government in an effort to suppress dissidence, specifically on popular internet blogs.


Independence Square is Burning

A brief look at Ukraine's civil unrest after President Yanukovych resists EU integration. Protesters are actively fighting in the streets against government police forces and the death toll is rising. 


Razan and Ghiath

Editorial by Shady Hamadi, Syrian writer and activist

All dictatorships murder in silence. They do not want to create symbols, or heroes. Despite this, some tales resurface from regime censorship. It is important to tell them to the highest number of people to set an example, and orove that


Let's turn on the Light on Africa

Despite having rich culture, many youths, resources and potential, the continent of Africa is still plagued with poverty, cultural genocide and financial stability. Many academics, politicians and other figures of high power have great hope for Africa and shed light on the issues that need to be reversed.


Crimes of genocide and against the humankind

the denial of the individual's value

The first legal definition in the domain of mass persecution dates back to 1915 and concerns the massacres of the Armenian populations perpetrated by the Turks, which were followed by the trials of the perpetrators before the Martial Court. In the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 the Great Powers use the terms "crimes against civilization" and "crimes of lèse-humanity". In the aftermath of Second World War, face the Holocaust tragedy, the Military Tribunal of the Nurnberger Trials against Nazi officials started the proceeding by stating the crimes on which it was competent... On 9 December 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously approved the Convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, which is considered as the most heinous crime against Humanity. 

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The book

​Tears of the Desert

Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis

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George Clooney arrested

protesting outside Sudanese embassy

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Anna Politkovskaya

murdered in Moscow for reporting atrocities in Chechnya