Day: April 5, 2021

Pro-Kurdish Lawmaker Detained By Turkish Government

On March 20th, Turkish police detained pro-Kurdish lawmaker and human rights activist Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu. The lawmaker had spent four nights protesting the removal of his MP status in parliament. Gergerlioğlu, a member of the HDP – Peoples’ Democratic Party, was arrested at party headquarters while in his pajamas. He

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Four United Nations Peacekeepers Killed In North Mali Attack

On Friday, April 2nd, 2021, the United Nations stated that four of its peacekeepers were killed along with several other injuries in an attack on its base in Aguelhok, a town in the north of Mali. According to Reuters, the mission statement said that the attack was carried out by

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UN Secretary-General Calls For Action To Rid The World Of Landmines

On April 4th 2021, International Mine Awareness Day, the United Nations Secretary-General – António Guterres – urged States that have not acceded to join the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention. The Secretary-General also referred to the United Nations Charter and advocated “to complete the work: to survey, clear and destroy these

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