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Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Leader for Rape and Genocide in 1971 War

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, May 11 – Bangladesh hanged Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said, risking an angry reaction from his supporters. Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at Dhaka Central jail just after midnight,

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Travesty of Justice

The forthcoming execution of Bangladesh’s Nizami must be stopped BY Ehsan Siddiq On January 6, 2016, Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami became the fifth opposition politician to be sentenced to death by the Supreme Court for alleged war crimes committed during the 1971 liberation war. However, with three executions last

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Clinton Calls Daesh Persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a Genocide

By Amanda Becker Dec 30 – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Daesh violence against Christians, Iraqi Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East was genocide. “I think I was asked this a couple months ago, and I said that term carries with it legal import, it is a very important

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One Hundred Years of Gratitude

A new Armenian initiative promises to honor the Arab world’s contribution to refugees By Anna Yazijyan IT WAS A COLD and snowy day in Moscow. Frosty air filled my lungs, but this did little to mute the arresting sight of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior from my hotel window. Though it was not my

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Cambodia Tribunal Charges Former Khmer Rouge Cadre With Genocide

BANGKOK, Dec 9 (Reuters) – An international judge at a tribunal in Cambodia on Friday charged a former Khmer Rouge cadre with genocide and crimes against humanity, despite government resistance to investigations into the brutal, ultra-Maoist former regime. The official, Yim Tith, also faces counts of murder and violating the Geneva Convention for his alleged

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U.S. Museum Says Daesh Committed Genocide Against Iraq’s Yazidis

  UNITED NATIONS, Nov 12: Daesh militants committed genocide against Iraq’s Yazidis in the north of the country and carried out crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes against other minorities, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said on Thursday. The crimes were committed against Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shabak, Sabaean-Mandaean, and Kaka’i people in Nineveh

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