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Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions

San Francisco Chronicle 01 Feb 2023
Australia on Wednesday announced targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against “individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses” in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized power in the Southeast Asian country ... on Myanmar since the military takeover on Feb.
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UN experts seek independent probe into possible international crimes by Mali forces, Wagner group

Anadolu Agency 01 Feb 2023
UN experts urged an immediate independent investigation Tuesday into gross human rights abuses and possible war crimes committed in Mali by government forces and the private military contractor known as the Wagner Group.  ... victims of the Wagner Group's abuses," they noted.
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Australia targets Myanmar and Iran with economic sanctions

Irish Independent 01 Feb 2023
Australia has announced targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against “individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses” in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized power in the south-east Asian country.
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Tehran’s nuclear activities ‘threatens international peace and security,’: UK

Anadolu Agency 01 Feb 2023
"We have implemented more than 50 new sanctions designations in recent months in response to Iranian human rights abuses and their military support to Russia," he said, adding that further actions will continue.
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Myanmar marks coup anniversary with eyes on junta election plan

The Manila Times 01 Feb 2023
The military justified its power grab on February 1, 2020, with unsubstantiated claims of widespread fraud in the elections Suu Kyi's party won in a landslide ... Australia also announced its first sanctions, aimed at 16 members of the junta "responsible for egregious human rights abuses" and two sprawling, military-controlled conglomerates.
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Myanmar streets empty in protest on coup anniversary

The News International 01 Feb 2023
A pro-military group of "patriots, military lovers, monks and the public" was set to march through the streets of downtown Yangon later Wednesday ... Australia also announced its first sanctions, aimed at 16 members of the junta "responsible for egregious human rights abuses" and two sprawling, military-controlled conglomerates.
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Ex-soldier sues government, colleagues over sexual abuse

Joy Online 01 Feb 2023
A former Japanese soldier who reported being sexually abused by military colleagues said Monday she has filed a damage suit against five perpetrators and the government because she feels their earlier apologies were empty ... The military had dropped her case when she initially filed a complaint in 2021, saying there was insufficient evidence.
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How Myanmar is faring 2 years after army ousted Suu Kyi

Asahi News 01 Feb 2023
1, 2021, military takeover compounded the country’s struggles with the pandemic ... The military’s seizure of power drew international condemnation ... WHAT IS LIFE LIKE UNDER MILITARY RULE? ... Rights advocates say the military and security forces have carried out arbitrary arrests, torture and other abuses to quash dissent.
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WWII sex slavery victims in Philippines urge Japan to recognize war crimes

People Daily 01 Feb 2023
31 (Xinhua) -- Surviving Filipino women sexually enslaved by Japan's World War II military on Tuesday urged the Japanese government to acknowledge its war crimes, resolve the "comfort women" issue, and stop "warmongering." ... Lila Pilipina is a Philippine organization helping women forced into Japanese military brothels in their fight for justice.
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Timeline: Two years since the Myanmar military coup

Al Jazeera 01 Feb 2023
Here is a timeline of events since the military seized power in 2021 ... More than a dozen survivors of military abuses in Myanmar lodge a criminal complaint in Germany, asking prosecutors to investigate and bring to trial those responsible for committing atrocities during crackdowns on opponents of the coup and against the Rohingya minority.
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Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing - Feb. 1, 2023

Anadolu Agency 01 Feb 2023
... to establish centers for joint training of military personnel ... UN experts urged an immediate independent investigation into gross human rights abuses and possible war crimes committed in Mali by government forces and the private military contractor known as the Wagner Group.
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Huawei Latest Target of US Crackdown on China Tech

Beijing News 01 Feb 2023
... of national security and abusing state power" to suppress Chinese competitors ... officials say export restrictions on chips are necessary because China can use semiconductors to advance their military systems, including weapons of mass destruction, and commit human rights abuses.
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House Democrats cry foul over elimination of civil rights panel

Roll Call 01 Feb 2023
Comer, has promised to launch a series of partisan investigations ... border crisis and the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. A hearing scheduled for Thursday will tackle “waste, fraud and abuse” in federal pandemic spending ... Freshman Rep ... Rep ... Instead, she shifted the conversation to Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt, who was killed during the Jan ... ....
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Myanmar: 2 Years Since Coup, Worsening Repression

Human Rights Watch 31 Jan 2023
(Bangkok) – Myanmar’s junta, in the two years since the military coup, has expanded its use of deadly force and repressive measures to squelch all dissent, Human Rights Watch said today ... On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military detained the country’s elected civilian officials, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Japan ex-soldier sues gov’t, colleagues over sexual abuse

Federal News Radio 31 Jan 2023
TOKYO (AP) — A former Japanese soldier who reported being sexually abused by military colleagues said Monday she has filed a damage suit against five perpetrators and the government because she feels their earlier apologies were empty.

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