Latest News for: Military abuse


Palestinian Rights Groups That Document Israeli Abuses Labeled “Terrorists” by Israel

The Intercept 23 Oct 2021
An order signed by Israel’s defense minister on Friday designated six leading Palestinian human rights groups “terror organizations,” marking an escalation in Israel’s effort to deprive independent agencies that document Israeli military abuses in the occupied territories of funding from U.S.

Mali: Alleged ‘Disappearances,’ Executions by Security Forces

Reliefweb 22 Oct 2021
Mali’s transitional government shouldn’t be standing back while its soldiers are linked to a wave of abuses,” said Corinne Dufka, Sahel director at Human Rights Watch ... Others abuses appear to be related to rising political turmoil as a result of Mali’s two military coups in nine months.

China ‘continues to behave in an ominous fashion’

The Daily Telegraph Australia 22 Oct 2021
“My view has always been that appeasement will guarantee military action against Taiwan by China,” she said ... “But military cooperation is only as useful as the will and capabilities ...

Newcastle United: Why is Saudi Arabia-led takeover controversial?

BBC News 22 Oct 2021
Infamous murder of dissident journalist ... His sister, Areej, said he was "brutally tortured" before his conviction and that the takeover of Newcastle was an attempt to "whitewash" Saudi abuses ... Saudi Arabia has been heavily criticised for a military campaign in neighbouring Yemen that has caused a humanitarian catastrophe ... Features.

Hon. Speaker Bagbin, if the children of ECOWAS are hungry the military can intervene

Ghana Web 21 Oct 2021
Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, I don’t agree with you about your recent admonition to the Economic Community of West African States to take steps to avoid future military takeovers in member states ... The constitution is often abused when a president wouldn’t like to step down ... That’s where military intervention is necessary to save the country.

NGO denounces lack of Myanmar amnesty transparency, new arrests

La Prensa Latina 21 Oct 2021
Bangkok, Oct 21 (EFE).- Human Right Watch denounced Thursday the lack of transparency of the amnesty announced this week by the Myanmar military junta and the new detention of political prisoners. The military junta announced Monday it would release 5,635 people arrested for their participation in protests against the coup on Feb.

Florida veteran offers fishing as therapy for service members

WCPO 21 Oct 2021
Military veteran Kevin Klepac feels most at home on the water ... "In my last two years of being in, I had some darker times and got involved pretty heavily with substance abuse, and I started getting some treatment through the military and the guys who were in were veterans," Metzinger said.

Jailed Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Publishes Prison Writings as Sisi Cracks Down on Dissent

Democracy Now 21 Oct 2021
The Biden administration says it is withholding about 10% of its annual military aid to Egypt because of concerns over human rights abuses by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egypt will still get nearly $1.2 billion in military assistance, even as a new report by ...

Army chaplain, 64, faces jail after being convicted of string of sex offences against children

The Daily Mail 21 Oct 2021
He was convicted after a trial at Durham Crown Court, which concluded on Wednesday. The court heard Landall abused his first teenage victim in the early 1990s when he was padre in the military in Folkestone, Kent ... RELATED ARTICLES ... .

LETTER: Why are we acting surprised?

NWF Daily News 21 Oct 2021
Why are we acting surprised that another for-profit corporate giant (Facebook) is being accused of putting profits before public responsibility. This is the way our free enterprise system works ... For them to get paid even if the government shuts down, military and Social Security checks are suspended is absolute abuse of public funds and trust ... .

UK ends investigation into military abuses in Iraq, making no prosecutions

Middle East Monitor 20 Oct 2021
All investigations into the war crimes and abuses committed by British soldiers in Iraq have now been closed, without resulting in any prosecutions.

UK closes Iraq abuse inquiries with no prosecutions

Press TV 20 Oct 2021
British military inquiries into abuse against Iraqi nationals have been closed without a single prosecution being brought, even though the credibility of many "shocking and shameful incidents" during the war in the Middle Eastern country have been confirmed.

Human Rights Watch says Cuba arbitrarily abused, arrested protesters in July

Reuters 20 Oct 2021
Cuba has denied reports of systematic abuses or torture ... Human Rights Watch said it had nonetheless gathered evidence of rights abuses by Cuban police and military from phone interviews with activists, victims, their relatives, journalists, and lawyers, as well as from case files, press reports and photos and video.

Vero Beach veteran offers fishing as therapy for service members

WPTV 20 Oct 2021
Military veteran Kevin Klepac feels ... “In my last two years of being in I had some darker times and got involved pretty heavily with substance abuse and I started getting some treatment through the military and the guys who were in were veterans,” said Metzinger.

A year after Lagos bloodshed, Nigerians say police reform promises prove hollow

Reuters 20 Oct 2021
Joined by thousands of his countrymen, he demanded an end to what demonstrators said was endemic police brutality ... SARS has largely been reconstituted under another name, and abuses are being perpetrated by other units with impunity ... The watchdog cited extrajudicial killings, torture, and other abuses by military and law-enforcement agencies ... ....