Daily Archives: September 20, 2020

Hong Kong Says It Will Not Interfere With China’s Arrest Of 12 At Sea

The twelve residents of Hong Kong who were arrested on August 23 by Chinese authorities will get no help from the Hong Kong government. The group was picked up by the Guangdong coast guard on a boat bound for Taiwan. Taiwan has recently opened its doors to people from Hong […]

Venezuela’s Crimes Against Humanity

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has condemned the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for crimes against humanity. In the report released by the UNHRC this week, Venezuela was criticized for serious human rights violations including extrajudicial killings, disappearances, unlawful detentions, and acts of torture. The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission […]

UN Human Rights Council Intervenes In Escalating Belarus Crisis

In the months leading up to the 9 August presidential elections, the Belarusian authorities had cracked down harshly on dissenting protesters who opposed the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko. The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution on 18 September to enhance scrutiny of alleged violations in Belarus following reports of […]

Belarus Leader Entreats Putin For Support As Crackdown Fails To Dispel Protests

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko entreated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support at the Black Sea Sochi resort on Monday, as crackdown measures fail to dispel protests. Putin responded with a $1.5 billion dollar loan to Belarus, to refinance earlier loans, as well as gold and foreign exchange reserves depleted last month […]