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Russia is likely using "unreliable and unpredictable" butterfly mines in Ukraine, UK intelligence said. "This poses a threat to both the local population and humanitarian mine clearance operations," the UK Defense Ministry said. These types of mines were used in the Soviet-Afghan War where they "allegedly maimed high numbers of children who mistook them for toys," UK intelligence said. Since these mines have not been used since the Soviet era, the UK Defense Ministry predicts that their usage is now "highly unreliable and unpredictable." "This poses a threat to both the local population and humanitarian mine clearance operations," the update from the UK Defense Ministry said.
Organizations: UK Defense Ministry, Service, Imperial War Museum, Museum, Human Rights Watch, — Ministry of Defence Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Soviet, Afghan
The MONUSCO force in a statement described the actions of its personnel involved in the shooting as "unspeakable and irresponsible behavior," adding that the officers had been arrested and were being investigated. As of November last year, MONUSCO had over 12,000 troops and more than 1,600 police officers deployed in the DRC. Muyaya said the DRC public has become disenchanted with the UN peacekeeping force for failing to secure the country. One year to evacuate UN troopsThe UN mission in the DRC has been gradually pulling out its soldiers from the troubled country for years. However, the DRC is expected to come under more pressure post-UN evacuation when its forces confront militia groups in a solo effort.
Persons: Patrick Muyaya, MONUSCO, Muyaya, hasn't, Khassim, Diagne, Thomas Fessy, Fessy, Mathias Gillmann, Bintou Keita, Keita, Joseph Kabila, Felix Tshisekedi, We've Organizations: CNN, UN, Democratic, Protesters, United Nations Organization Stabilization, Reuters, UN Security Council, MONUC, Human Rights Watch, Security Council, Human Rights, United Nations, DRC Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, North Kivu, Goma, MONUSCO, Congolese
"But at the end of the day, employers must be convinced that the health and productivity (of migrant workers) can be achieved in tandem -- not one or the other," he said. Leading Singaporean migrant worker rights activist Jolovan Wham said that the government had not imposed "stop work orders" for migrant workers during the recent hot spell. Li, the owner of a construction company in Singapore, told CNN that many of his migrant workers were "severely affected" by the heat. A migrant workers' dormitory in Singapore. "Air conditioning is necessary given the rising levels of heat but it has to be much more energy efficient," she said.
Persons: Raj, Radhika Khosla, Andy Hall, Hall, it's, Jason Lee Kai Wei, Yong, Lee, Jolovan Wham, Wham, Li, Richer, Solomon Hsiang, Katharina Rall, Winston Chow, Khosla Organizations: CNN, Oxford University's Smith School of Enterprise, Environment, United Nations, Malaysian, Yong Loo Lin, of Medicine, National University of Singapore, NUS, Resilience, Singapore's Manpower Ministry, Employers, Safety, Rights Watch, Air, of Integrative Studies, Singapore Management University Locations: India, Singapore, Asia, Malaysia, Tuas, Thailand, Bangladesh, Kolkata, Oxford
International human rights groups, organizations that advocate freedom of the press and countries including the United States have strongly condemned the arrest of a prominent journalist and editor in Guatemala and called for his immediate release. Gypsy Guillén Kaiser, advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), based in New York City, said in a statement: “Guatemalan authorities should immediately release and drop any criminal charges against journalist José Rubén Zamora, president of elPeriódico." Zamora’s journalistic career has been recognized with multiple distinctions, including the María Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University and the International Press Freedom Award, both in 1995, as well as the World Press Freedom Hero award given by the International Press Institute in 2000. José Rubén Zamora after a hearing Saturday at the Justice Palace in Guatemala City. Johan Ordonez / AFP - Getty ImagesThe international group Human Rights Watch condemned his arrest.
Persons: José Rubén Zamora, Rafael Curruchiche, Guillén Kaiser, Johan Ordonez, , Juan Pappier, Brian Nichols, Samari Gómez, Nichols, Zamora, Samari Carolina Gómez Diaz, FECI, ” Zamora, Alejandro Giammattei, Consuelo Porras, Giammattei “, ” Curruchiche, , Porras, Pedro Vaca, José Rubén, Jorge Canahuati Organizations: Police, Committee, Protect Journalists, Moors, Columbia University, International Press, World Press, International Press Institute, AFP, Getty, Human Rights Watch, Guatemalan Public Ministry, Human Rights, U.S . State, Western Hemisphere, Democracy, United, elPeriódico, Attorney, Central America, State Department, Association of Guatemalan Journalists, Inter, American, American Press Association, Episcopal Conference, Noticias Telemundo, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: United States, Guatemala, New York City, Guatemala City, Samari, Central, Guatemalan, Zamora
“The money that the Saudis are using is shaping the way that people downplay or deflect from very serious concerns about Saudi Arabia, especially human rights abuses,” he added. Many Americans hold Saudi Arabia responsible for the 9/11 attacks given that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens. Royal Court of Saudi Arabia / Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesSalman’s rehabilitation will encourage other autocrats to ignore human rights, activists say. In addition, Amnesty International has said forced evictions and demolitions related to the project have violated human rights standards. They’re not trusted by Arab public opinion when lecturing about human rights,” he said.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Salman, Trump, “ nobody’s, LIV, , Michael Page, Osama bin Laden, Trump’s, Joe Biden, Prince Mohammed, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi's, Elif, Biden, “ Bin Salman, Abdel Bari Atwan, Rai, Salman’s, Emmanuel Macron, Ali Adubisi, Donald Trump, Yasir Al, Doug Mills Organizations: Washington Post, Bedminster, Newcastle United, Human Rights Watch, Investigations, Saudi, Anadolu Agency, Getty, Jeddah Security, Development Summit, Royal, European Saudi Organization for Human Rights, Amnesty, Trump National Golf Club, Locations: Saudi, New Jersey, British, “ Saudi Arabia, East, North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda, Jeddah, Istanbul, U.S, Turkey, Ukraine, Washington, China, Russia, Iran, Athens, Paris, Berlin, Bedminster, N.J, Yemen
Earlier this month, Mr. Curruchiche was placed on a State Department list of people from Central America accused of having “knowingly engaged in acts that threaten democratic processes or institutions, engaged in significant corruption, or obstructed investigations,” barring them from entry into the U.S. In the video statement, Mr. Carruchiche repeatedly insisted that Mr. Zamora’s arrest “has no relation to his work as a journalist” but was instead related to “his position as a businessman.”Under Mr. Zamora’s leadership, elPeriodico had reported on several allegations of corruption within the Giammattei administration, including within the prosecutor’s office, and his sudden arrest was widely criticized by human rights groups. “This case could be a breaking point for the guarantees of freedom of expression in Guatemala,” said Juan Pappier, senior Americas researcher at Human Rights Watch, in an email. “If this continues like this, there will soon be no one who can effectively expose and curb corruption and abuse of power in the country.”Beyond arresting Mr. Zamora, the Guatemalan authorities also raided elPeriodico’s offices on Friday evening, forcing some 30 employees out of the building, while several others were held inside the offices all night with their phones taken away, the newspaper reported. The Association of Guatemalan Journalists said in a statement that the raid was carried out “to censor the Saturday print edition of elPeriodico.”
Persons: Curruchiche, , Carruchiche, , Zamora’s, elPeriodico, Juan Pappier, Mr, Zamora Organizations: State Department, Human Rights Watch, The Association of Guatemalan Journalists Locations: Central America, U.S, Guatemala, Americas
LOS ANGELES — Carlos Zaragoza's 17-year-old son was tortured and killed by gang members in El Salvador three years ago, after refusing to join them. In El Salvador, the approval rating of Bukele, a 41-year-old populist, has soared to almost 90%, even as he curbs civil liberties. But in the Los Angeles area, home to the largest Salvadoran-born population in the U.S., as well as in other cities, he's garnering support. Bukele recently tweeted about large rallies held in his support in Los Angeles, Houston and Long Island, where people chanted for his re-election. South Central, Los Angeles resident Benedicto Benavides, 54, says Bukele’s high approval rating isn’t reflective of what the majority of Salvadorans truly think.
Persons: Carlos Zaragoza's, Nayib Bukele's, , “ Bukele, Juan Pappier, Bukele, Zaragoza, José Miguel Cruz, El, Cruz, Iris Lara Cubias, Juntos, Joe Biden’s, Donald Trump ., Biden, Norma Torres, Torres, ” Torres, Yesenia Portillo, Portillo, " Portillo, Benedicto Benavides, ” Benavides Organizations: ANGELES, Human Rights Watch, El Salvador Foundation, U.S, Florida, Caribbean Center, University of Central, Salvadoran, ., El, National Assembly, Barrio, Twitter, United States Government, Salvadoreños, Democrat, Democratic, NBC, Facebook Locations: El Salvador, Zaragoza, Los Angeles, Americas, U.S, Salvadoran, Houston, Long, America, University of Central America, Biden’s, Bukele, Long Island, California, Guatemalan, Salvadoran American, Central
- The Brotherhood said it is was committed to bringing political change in Egypt through non-violent and democratic means. Although it remained banned under Mubarak, the Brotherhood operated openly within limits that varied at the whim of the authorities. - Sisi branded the Brotherhood a terrorist group and said it poses an existential threat to Egypt, an allegation it denies. * REPRESSION AND UPRISING:- While the Brotherhood was able to function under Mubarak, it was also a target of repression. Police routinely arrested Brotherhood members, including senior leaders, and held them indefinitely without charge.
Persons: solgans, Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Long, Hosni Mubarak, Abdel Fattah al, Mohamed Mursi, Hassan al, Banna, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Mubarak, Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Michael Georgy, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Press Syndicate, REUTERS, Security, Human Rights Watch, Brotherhood, United, Gulf, AK, of Turkish, Turkish, Hamas, Police, Thomson Locations: Saudi Arabia, Cairo, Egypt, Egypt's, Suez, Ismailia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Qatari, U.S, Syria
BLOODY CAIRO SIT-INHundreds of supporters of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood - Egypt’s oldest and most organised Islamist movement - were killed and thousands arrested after he was ousted. Senior Brotherhood leaders were sentenced to death in what human rights groups call unfair trials. Rights groups say more than 800 protesters died. The measure brought an outcry from rights groups and raised concerns about the democratic credentials of the army-backed government installed after Mursi's ouster. Human rights groups estimate tens of thousands of people have been detained for political reasons since 2013.
Persons: Egypt Abdel Fattah al, Christian Mang CAIRO, Abdel Fattah al, Sisi, Mohamed Mursi, Mursi, Egypt's, Shaimaa Sabbagh, Hosni Mubarak, birdshot, , Egypt ”, Giulio Regeni, Abdel Moneim Abol, Abol, Egypt’s, Hisham Genena, Alaa Abdel Fattah, Abdel Fattah, Mubarak, TWEET, Hossam Bahgat, Bahgat, Ayman Hadhoud, Hadhoud, Michael Georgy, William Maclean, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: REUTERS, Rights Watch, Muslim, Amnesty International, U.S . State Department, Thomson Locations: Egypt, Berlin, Germany, Christian, U.S, CAIRO, States, Cairo, Italy
Protesters ransack UN peacekeepers' offices in eastern DR Congo
  + stars: | 2022-07-25 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 25 (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters attacked a United Nations peacekeeping force's warehouse and looted offices on Monday in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, demanding that the mission leave for failing to protect the population. Protesters blocked roads in the city with rocks and pebbles, ransacked offices and carted off some materials and set fire to a gate of the mission's compound, Reuters reporters said. They managed to enter a few offices, we are obviously appalled and shocked by this," said a spokesperson for the peacekeeping mission in Congo, known as MONUSCO. Another faction of the youth wing, however, disavowed the protest. Tensions are high in the eastern region where resurgent clashes between Congo's army and the M23 rebel group have displaced thousands.
Persons: GOMA, Khassim Diagne, Felix Tshisekedi's UDPS, Patric Muyaya, Erikas Mwisi, Fiston, Al, Bate Felix, Estelle Shirbon, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Democratic, United Nations, Security Council, Twitter, Islamic, Congolese, Rights Watch, Thomson Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, Goma, Congo, Congolese, Islamic State
Myanmar junta executes leading democracy activists
  + stars: | 2022-07-24 | by ( Helen Regan | Rhea Mogul | )   time to read: +6 min
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, said in a statement Monday he was "outraged and devastated" by the executions. Phyo Zayar Thaw, a lower house member for the National League for Democracy in Naypyidaw on August 24, 2015. In November 2021, Phyo Zayar Thaw was arrested during a raid on an apartment complex in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. Since seizing power, the military junta led by Min Aung Hlaing has embarked on a bloody crackdown against any opposition to its rule. "The junta's barbarity and callous disregard for human life aims to chill the anti-coup protest movement," Human Rights Watch's Pearson said Monday.
Persons: Kyaw Min Yu, Ko Jimmy, Phyo Zayar, Hla, Zaw Min Tun, Min Tun, Tom Andrews, Elaine Pearson, " Pearson, António Guterres, Aung, Phyo Zayar Thaw, Ni Lar Thein, Min Aung Hlaing, Watch's Pearson Organizations: CNN, UN, National League for Democracy, Human Rights Watch, Civilian, United Nations, Human Rights, Amnesty, Twitter, League for Democracy, Counterterrorism, Public, Assistance Association for Political Locations: Myanmar, Asia, Naypyidaw, Myanmar's, Yangon, United States
But his tone changed drastically after protesters drove Mr. Rajapaksa out and Mr. Wickremesinghe became the acting president. Protesters called for him to resign, as well, seeing him as an ally and protector of the Rajapaksa dynasty. “Shameful that within a day of his election, President Ranil Wickremesinghe considered it a priority to order a midnight raid on peaceful protesters,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, the South Asia director at Human Rights Watch. Lawyers and activists at the site said the police had assaulted two lawyers during the raid, while video footage showed journalists also being attacked. “Within seconds, the man punched my colleague and snatched his phone.”
Persons: Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe, Wickremesinghe —, Mr, , Ranil Wickremesinghe, , Meenakshi Ganguly, ” Ms, Ganguly, Anbarasan Ethirajan Organizations: Protesters, Human Rights Watch, Lawyers, BBC Locations: South Asia, Asia
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File PhotoBEIRUT, July 19 (Reuters) - An Australian teenager detained in northeast Syria after living as a child under Islamic State (ISIS) rule has died in unclear circumstances, New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch said. The rights group on Monday cited family members as saying an Australian government official had informed them Yusuf Zahab, who would have been 18 in April, had died from causes that were "unclear". Tens of thousands of detainees with suspected ISIS ties, many of them foreigners, are held in a number of camps and prisons in northeast Syria. HRW cited a statement from a family representative saying Zahab was brought to Syria by older relatives at age 11. Zahab was last heard from in January 2022, "when he sent desperate pleas for help during an ISIS siege of Al-Sina'a prison in al-Hasakah city" in northeast Syria, the group said.
Persons: Goran Tomasevic, Yusuf Zahab, Zahab, HRW, Timour Azhari, Gebeily, William Maclean Organizations: Islamic, REUTERS, Human Rights Watch, Syrian Democratic Forces, ISIS, SDF, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Islamic State, Hasaka, Syria, BEIRUT, Australian, New York, Australia's, U.S, Al, al
First, he went to Israel, met with a whole range of Israeli leaders, and after that, he flew to Saudi Arabia. I mean, what do we need to know about Mohammed bin Salman? And all of this power just keeps flowing into the hands of Mohammed bin Salman. ben hubbardSo the United States has had a partnership with Saudi Arabia since the end of the Second World War. ben hubbardSo Mohammed bin Salman makes it very clear that he has an incredibly dramatic vision for the future of the Kingdom.
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Facebook-owner Meta releases first human rights report
  + stars: | 2022-07-14 | by ( Katie Paul | )   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationJuly 14 (Reuters) - Facebook-owner Meta (META.O) released its first annual human rights report on Thursday, following years of accusations that it turned a blind eye to online abuses that fueled real-world violence in places like India and Myanmar. The report, which covers due diligence performed in 2020 and 2021, includes a summary of a controversial human rights impact assessment of India that Meta commissioned law firm Foley Hoag to conduct. Human rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have demanded the release of the India assessment in full, accusing Meta of stalling. In its report, Meta said it was studying the India recommendations but did not commit to implementing them as it did with other rights assessments. Asked about the difference, Meta Human Rights Director Miranda Sissons pointed to United Nations guidelines cautioning against risks to "affected stakeholders, personnel or to legitimate requirements of commercial confidentiality."
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Meta, Foley Hoag, Miranda Sissons, Sissons, Meta's, Katie Paul, Michael Perry Organizations: REUTERS, Facebook, Meta, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Wall, Journal, Human, Nations, Reuters, Thomson Locations: India, Myanmar
She said the government gave her a choice to either leave Cuba within five days or be jailed. Sophisticated 'machinery of oppression'The protests last July led to a crackdown by authorities that resulted in the detention of over 1,000 Cubans, rights groups said. According to the Cuban government figures, 488 people have been formally sanctioned following last July's protests, including 383 with prison sentences and 105 sanctioned without prison. Some called for “an end to the dictatorship.”Since the protests a year ago, Cuba has taken steps to try to address discontent relating to conditions in the island, including renovating about 1,000 impoverished neighborhoods. “And inflation is a reflection of the mismanagement of the economy.”The solution for many Cubans has been to migrate at historic levels.
Persons: Fidel Castro’s, González Velázquez, ” González Velázquez, Ramon Espinosa, , Salomé García, who's, Juan Pappier, Pappier, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Maykel Castillo, San Isidro Movement —, Otero Alcántara, Anamely Ramos, Jose Daniel Ferrer, Miguel Díaz, Canel, , Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Yamil Lage, that’s, Pavel Vidal, Vidal, , González, ” Carmen Sesin, Orlando Matos Organizations: Cuban, Justicia, Human Rights Watch, NBC, San Isidro Movement, Patriotic Union of Cuba, Cubans, U.S, Getty, Javeriana University, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Cuba, Americas, Los Angeles, Miami, Cuban, Havana, Justicia 11J, Venezuela, Brazil, U.S, AFP, Colombia, Mexico
An alleged quotation attributed to an unnamed spokesperson from Qatar about an incarceration penalty for displaying the “LGBTQ+ flag” in the upcoming 2022 World Cup is circulating online. Likewise, searches on the verified Twitter of the 2022 World Cup ( ) and Facebook account did not show such statement. Speaking to Spanish fact-checking outlets Maldita (here) and Newtral (here), Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organizers referred to the quotation as false. Nasser Al-Khater, World Cup chief executive, told the AP that they would “respect” such guidelines. There is no evidence that a Qatari spokesperson made such a statement about the display of pride flags in the 2022 World Cup, and spokespeople for the Qatari government have dismissed the quote’s authenticity to other outlets.
Persons: Marc Owen Jones, Hamad, Owen Jones, Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari, Joyce Cook, Nasser Al, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Thani, Qatar’s Emir, Read Organizations: Qatari, Twitter, Facebook, Reuters, Middle East Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University, FIFA, Associated Press, AP, Qatari Government Communications Office, Rights Watch, Qatar’s Locations: Qatar, QATAR, Gulf Arab, Gulf
The repatriation on Tuesday of the 16 women, aged 22 to 39, suggested that France was now willing to take a different approach. Ms. Tayler, of Human Rights Watch, urged the country to repatriate all its citizens and to prosecute them as appropriate. “Surely it can provide due process to women who have already said they are willing to serve prison time if they are brought home,” she said. Ludovic Rivière, the lawyer of a woman who was brought home on Tuesday, said “the French position had become ridiculous, dangerous and indefensible.”Living conditions in the Kurdish-run camps have deteriorated sharply over the months, giving greater urgency to repatriations and prompting the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to criticize France. “France has violated the rights of French children detained for years,” the committee said in a statement in February, adding, “The children are living in inhuman sanitary conditions, lacking basic necessities including water, food and health care, and facing an imminent risk of death.”Last year, about 10 Frenchwomen at the Roj camp in northeastern Syria, where most European families were detained, staged a hunger strike to protest the squalid living conditions and France’s refusal to bring them home for trial.
Persons: Tayler, , Ludovic Rivière, France Organizations: Human Rights Watch, United Nations, Locations: France, Kurdish, “ France, Syria
Most often the victims are transgender women. Rights groups say the true figures are much higher, as many hate crimes go unreported. “The continuing brutal attacks on transgender women in Pakistan will only end when authorities signal that they will hold the attackers to account,” said Saroop Ijaz, the senior counsel in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch. “It is becoming difficult for transgender persons to live peacefully,” said Arzoo Khan, a transgender person who heads a rights organization in Peshawar. In others, claiming one’s gender identity under the law and on official documents is allowed only under onerous conditions, ranging from psychiatric evaluations to mandatory hormone treatment and transition surgery.
Persons: , Saroop Ijaz, Rimal Ali, Arzoo Khan Organizations: Trans, European Union, Human Rights Watch Locations: Pakistan, Asia, Lahore, Peshawar
JERUSALEM — A new agreement in Israel will put Ben & Jerry’s ice cream back on shelves in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank despite the ice cream maker’s protest of Israeli policies, according to Unilever, the company that owns the brand. Three Israeli soldiers enjoy ice cream at a shop inside the Ben & Jerry's factory in Be'er Tuvia in southern Israel on July 21, 2021. “There is no place for discrimination in the commercial sale of ice cream,” Zinger said. “We continue to believe it is inconsistent with Ben & Jerry’s values for our ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” it added. Ben & Jerry’s decision was not a full boycott, and appeared to be aimed at Israel’s settlement enterprise.
Persons: Ben, Jerry’s, , Jerry's, Emmanuel Dunand, Avi Zinger, ” Zinger, , Omar Shakir, Israel, Jerry’s won’t, ” Israel, Yair Lapid, delegitimization Organizations: West Bank, Unilever, Ben, BDS, Getty Images Unilever, Quality Products, Human Rights Watch, Foreign Ministry Locations: JERUSALEM, Israel, Jerusalem, Vermont, Palestinian, Be'er Tuvia, AFP, U.S, Palestinian Territory, United States, South Africa
Biden heaped praise on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after he finally relented to NATO expansion. Biden's affection comes despite Erdoğan's glaring human rights record. Biden briefly flubbed his praise for Turkish support of Ukraine during Russia's invasion before adding, "You're doing a great job." In 2021, 54 senators, a bipartisan majority, urged Biden to do more to get Turkey to improve its human rights record. Human Rights Watch says that Erdoğan's government has "set back Turkey's human rights record by decades."
Persons: Biden, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Joe Biden, Erdoğan, Erdogan, Trump, Hosni Mubarak Organizations: NATO, White, Turkish, Guardian, Department, Service, Human Rights Watch Locations: Turkey, Turkish, Sweden, Finland, Madrid, Ukraine, NATO, United States, Washington ,, Saudi Arabia
Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. Experts share simple methods to locate hidden spy cameras in hotel rooms and rental properties. A light switch with a hidden camera (middle) on display at a spy camera shop in South Korea on March 22, 2019. A painting installed with a hidden camera on display at a spy camera shop on March 22, 2019. Buy a spy camera detectorIf all else fails, spy camera detectors can scan for radio frequencies connected to hidden cameras.
Persons: Kenneth Bombace, Bombace, Jung Yeon, Michael O'Rourke, O'Rourke, Kody, Kinzie, it's, Kody Kinzie, Krisanapong Organizations: Human Rights Watch, Global, Solutions, Getty Locations: South Korea, New York
Video distributed by NSW Police shows climate activists in police custody at the campsite. Lawyer Mark Davis, who represents most of the defendants, said during court hearings several arrested activists were banned from contacting 15 people on a non-association list of climate activists compiled by police. Climate activists say that bond needs to be disrupted with direct action, and they're willing to risk their safety and freedom to do it. The climate emergency swayed votes at the last election, confirming views expressed in opinion polls that Australians want greater climate action. System hardening against climate activistsNSW isn't the only Australian state getting tough on climate activists.
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Times journalists identified and categorized more than 450 instances in which weapons or groups of weapons were found in Ukraine. In fact, it has formed the backbone of the country’s strategy for war since the beginning of the invasion. Of the weapons identified by The Times, more than 210 were types that have been widely banned under international treaties. “The law of war is far more demanding than the rule of simple expediency and convenience,” Professor Newton said. City of Kyiv Barvinkove, Kharkiv City of Kyiv City of Donetsk Kramatorsk, Donetsk Luhansk oblast Kyiv oblast Lysychansk, Luhansk Kramatorsk, Donetsk Makariv, Kyiv Kozarovychi, Kyiv Kharkiv oblastUnexploded WeaponsRussia’s weapons strategy will reverberate far into Ukraine’s future.
Persons: , , , Mike Newton, Newton, 9N210, Pierre, Richard Prosper, George W, Bush, Mala Kostromka, Zaporizka Hostomel, Kyiv Cherkaska, Leila Sadat, Louis, Prof, Sadat Organizations: New York Times, Times, The Times, Ukrainian, Russian, Criminal, Vanderbilt University, Soviet, U.S . Department of Defense, ” Artillery, Ordnance, Kharkiv, Kharkiv UKRAINE DONBAS Zaporizhzhia, American, Kyiv Senkivka, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Ukraine’s, Fenix Insight, Armament Research Services, Munitions, HALO Trust, Kyiv Barvinkove, Donetsk Makariv, Kyiv Kozarovychi, Kyiv Kharkiv oblast, Kyiv Bucha, Kyiv Trostianets, Kyiv, Kyiv Cherkaska Lozova, Kyiv Slatyne, HALO, Congressional Research Service, Washington University, International Criminal Locations: Ukraine, Ukrainian, Russia, Geneva, Rome, American, Chernihiv RUSSIA, Kharkiv UKRAINE, Kharkiv UKRAINE DONBAS Zaporizhzhia Mykolaiv Mariupol, CRIMEA, The Hague, City, Kharkiv City, Mykolaiv Kharkiv oblast, oblast Mariupol, Donetsk City, Chernihiv City, Kharkiv Kyiv oblast Borodianka, Kharkiv, Russian, Vuhledar, Okhtyrka, Dnipropetrovsk, United States, Krasnohorivka, Donetsk Dnipropetrovsk oblast Novovorontsovka, Kherson City, Mykolaiv Zhytomyr oblast City, Mykolaiv Mykolaiv, Kharkiv Trostianets, Sumy City, Mykolaiv Okhtyrka, Sumy Novovorontsovka, Kherson Stanislav, Kherson Babai, Kharkiv Mykolaiv oblast Chornobaivka, Kherson Siversk, Kyiv Northern Ukraine, Kyiv, Zalissya Village, Brovary, Sumy, British American, Kyiv City, Donetsk Kramatorsk, Donetsk Luhansk oblast, oblast Lysychansk, Luhansk Kramatorsk, Donetsk, Kyiv Kharkiv, Sumy Andriivka, Kharkiv Hostomel, Afghanistan, Syria, Laos, Vietnam, Europe, St,
Pleas for help as Myanmar awaits high-profile executions
  + stars: | 2022-06-18 | by ( )   time to read: +4 min
Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Jimmy, and former lawmaker and hip-hop artist Phyo Zeya Thaw are set to be the first people since 1988 to be executed judicially in Myanmar. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterThe military has not said when they would be hanged, but speculation is rife in Myanmar that the executions are imminent. Kyaw Min Yu's wife, Nilar Thein, said her husband, a political prisoner for 18 years under Myanmar's last military dictatorship, was being made an example of for refusing to cooperate with his captors. He will continue to stand by his beliefs," Nilar Thein, who is in hiding, told Reuters by phone. Kyaw Min Yu, 53, and Phyo Zeya Thaw, a 41-year-old ally of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, lost their appeal earlier this month.
Persons: Min Yu, Nilar Thein, Jimmy, Soe Zeya, Kyaw Min Yu, Myanmar's, Phyo Zeya, Min, Aung San, Aung San Suu Kyi, Tom Andrews, Morris Tidball, Hun Sen, Min Aung, Min Tun, Aung, Martin Petty, Frances Kerry Organizations: Group, REUTERS, Reuters, Rights Watch, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Thomson Locations: Yar, Yangon, Myanmar, Aung San Suu, United States, France, New York, Cambodian
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