Day: September 22, 2020

UN Accuses Maduro Of Human Rights Abuses

The United Nations Humans Rights Council has “grounds to reasonably believe” that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has made orders on “crimes against humanity,” says a 411-page report released last Wednesday. The report concluded that the authoritarian president, his inner circle, and the state have nearly 3,000 cases against them since

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Taliban Almost Takes Key Afghan City Amid Peace Talks

At the end of August, the Taliban nearly took the strategic Afghan city of Kunduz. According to US News, the bulk of the Kunduz offensive took place between August 20th and 26th. During this time, the Taliban took several checkpoints, captured two bases, and displaced approximately 60,000 people before being

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EU Condemns Execution Of Iranian Wrestler

On September 12th, the Iranian government executed wrestler Navid Afkari after a weeks-long international campaign rallying for his safety. Afkari was originally sentenced after being tied to the murder of Hasan Turkman, Iran’s former water and sewage department security agent. According to Iranian state media source Mizan, the murder was

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Paraguayans Call For Release Of Kidnapped Ex-Vice President

On September 13th, hundreds of protesters gathered in Paraguay to demand freedom for the former vice president, Óscar Denis. Denis and one of his employees were kidnapped on Wednesday night by members of the Marxist rebel group Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP). The rebel group called on the government to discharge

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