Day: May 3, 2020

Mass Detainment Of Refugee And Undocumented Migrants In Malaysia

On Friday, hundreds of undocumented migrants were rounded up and detained by government authorities in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. This was ostensibly an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 by preventing the movement of migrants to other parts of the country. It has drawn criticism from the UN, human

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Venezuelan Prison Riot Leaves Scores Of Casualties

An apparent lack of food and water for inmates is responsible for a prison riot that took place at a Llanos Penitentiary in the western city of Guanare. The riot left more than 40 people dead and 50 injured according to the Venezuelan Prison Observatory (VPO). Casualties included the prison

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SAGE And The Truth Behind ‘The Science’

On Friday 24th April, under significant pressure from the media and public, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) released a list of individuals who had attended it’s meetings. With deaths currently at 28,446, Britain is on track to become the country worst hit by coronavirus in Europe. From the

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Regional Rivalries In The Middle East Threaten Ongoing Cooperation

The ongoing rivalry between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates flared up once more this week as the two sides engaged in a war of words over the ongoing crisis in Libya. On Thursday 30 April, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed concern over Turkish interference

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Saudi Arabia Ends Death Penalty For Crimes Committed By Minors

On 27 April, Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Human Rights Commission issued a statement signaling an end to the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by minors. According to the BBC, this announcement supported the earlier decree by King Salman and came two days after Saudi Arabia banned discretionary flogging. 

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