Day: February 23, 2021

Easy Prey For Traffickers – Rohingya Refugees’ Vulnerability Will Only Increase From Now

Incident reports of Rohingya Refugees being trafficked or smuggled have concerningly increased last month, as multiple news sources from surrounding countries including Thailand and Malaysia announce respective crackdowns. Police General Damrongsak Kittiprapas, Thailand’s deputy national police chief, stated last month that dozens of accused Thai officers were prosecuted for their

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Military Overthrows Government In Myanmar In Coup D’État

On February 1, Myanmar’s military, officially known as the Tatmadaw in a coup, overthrew the Government and took power, while detaining Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The military has also issued a state-wide emergency for one year and has suspended all telecom and internet services in major cities. The

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Egyptian Police Arrest Cartoonist On Tenth Anniversary Of Uprising

On January 25th, an Egyptian cartoonist was arrested for posting a video tribute to the country’s rebellion during the Arab Spring in 2011. Ashraf Hamdi published his video on social media on the tenth anniversary of the first mass demonstrations in Egypt. These demonstrations played a key role in overthrowing

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Refugee Resettlement Reaches 20-Year Low

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (U.N.H.C.R) and other humanitarian agencies have expressed growing concern for those in need as 2020 marked the lowest number of safe refugee resettlements in nearly two decades. Not only have recipient countries lowered their refugee admission quotas, but the coronavirus pandemic also introduced

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NATO And Russia At Odds In The Black Sea Once More

U.S. and NATO forces deployed to the Black Sea in recent weeks have been met with an undeterred Russian response, prompting security concerns in the strategically important region. The USS Porter, a guided-missile destroyer, joined others as a steadfast reaction to growing Russian militarization of the waters, which have re-emerged

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Russian Police Humiliate Protester In Video Then Leak It

On the morning of February 6th, Russian journalist Gennady Shulga was at home. 14 days prior he’d been protesting for Alexei Navalny’s release in Vladivostok, implicating himself in the recent tide against Vladimir Putin’s presidentship; so, as he later alluded to, it was lucky that his daughter was out when the

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