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Protest-hit Chile vows to punish any abuses by security forces

11 November, 2019 9:54 pm 9:54 pm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday promised to ensure police and soldiers found guilty of rights violations were prosecuted with the same force as rioters and looters during nearly three weeks of violent protests. Prosecutors are investigating more than 800 allegations of abuses including torture, rape and beatings by security forces during … Read More

US blacklists Chinese entities abuses Xinjiang

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang

10 October, 2019 10:43 am 10:43 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Commerce Department announced Monday it is blacklisting 28 Chinese entities that it says are implicated in rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the move, which bars the named entities from purchasing US products, saying the … Read More


US imposes sanctions on Myanmar commander-in-chief over Rohingya abuses

07 July, 2019 8:47 am 8:47 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States have announced sanctions on the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders … Read More