Daily Archives: January 6, 2019


Turkish Academics Imprisoned For Signing Petition Calling For Peace

Last month, Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı was sentenced by a Turkish court to two and a half years of imprisonment for allegedly disseminating terrorism propaganda, after signing a petition against violence in Southern Turkey. The plight of Fincancı, Turkey’s most highly respected expert on torture, has received limited international media […]


Concerns Continue To Build As DRC’s Election Results Further Delayed

After a two-year delay, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) election results have been postponed for another week – following election-day chaos, communication shutdowns and widespread fears of electoral fraud. Several international bodies, including the UN Human Rights Office (ONHCR), have warned that continuing delays may contribute to growing tensions […]


China Pushes For Reunification With Taiwan

Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to seek reunification with Taiwan in an attempt to “rejuvenate” China, and is willing to use military force to do so. President Xi said in a speech on January 2 that Taiwan is and will continue to be a part of the People’s Republic of […]