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South Africa: The groups playing on the fears of a ‘white genocide’

Image copyright AFP Image caption White South Africans have held protests at home and abroad Taking a swipe at UK Prime Minister Theresa May as she struggled to dance with schoolchildren during her visit to South Africa this week, controversial British columnist Katie Hopkins tweeted: “Whites are being slaughtered in South Africa & inexplicably Appeaser May chooses to crucify herself”. ...

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Myanmar spokesman rejects U.N. genocide report

YANGON (Reuters) – A Myanmar government spokesman on Wednesday rejected a report by United Nations investigators that called for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide, saying the international community was making “false allegations”. FILE PHOTO: Christopher Sidoti, Marzuki Darusman and Radhika Coomaraswamy, members of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar attends a news conference on the publication of ...

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U.N. calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”, and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law, U.N. investigators said. A report by investigators was the first time the United Nations has explicitly called for Myanmar officials to face genocide charges over their ...

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Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges, says UN

Image copyright Reuters Image caption At least 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar in the past year – rights groups say thousands more have died A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas. The report, based on hundreds of interviews, is the strongest condemnation ...

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Ex-Guatemala dictator Rios Montt, plagued by genocide charges, dies

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Former Guatemalan military dictator Efrain Rios Montt, hounded by charges of genocide for decades, died on Sunday aged 91, leaving bitter memories of his bloody stewardship of the Central American nation during its civil war. FILE PHOTO: Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt smiles during his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the ...

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Myanmar says it would like to see ‘clear evidence’ of genocide

GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar would like to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has taken place against its Muslim minority in Rakhine state, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun told reporters in Geneva on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – Aerial view of a burned Rohingya village near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine State, Myanmar, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Soe ...

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Dutch parliament recognizes 1915 Armenian massacre as genocide

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion recognizing as genocide the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, although the government said it would not become official policy of the Netherlands. The motion, which was opposed by just three lawmakers out of 150, risks further straining relations between The Hague and Ankara, ...

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