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Amnesty’s own staffer accuses group of ‘shameful’ suppression of protesters

Amnesty’s own staffer accuses group of ‘shameful’ suppression of protesters

UN Watch - 2019-04-29 10:00
In a rare move, an Amnesty International campaigner is now accusing his own organization of ‘pretend[ing] to defend the right to protest’ even as it called in the police for what he called a ‘shameful’ and ‘violent attack’ to ‘suppress protesters’ at the ...
Amnesty’s own staffer accuses group of ‘shameful’ suppression of protesters - UN Watch

Venezuela’s president accuses US of coup attempt

Waar Media - 2019-05-02 17:20
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuela’s president blamed the U.S. government Wednesday for orchestrating a coup attempt against his country. Speaking at a May Day event in the capital, Caracas, Nicolas Maduro said a European newspaper had reported that U.S. President Don ...

7 Conspiracy Theories About Antarctica

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 11:49
WAAR_DUHOK Atlantis Is Underneath Antarctica We’ll start with a pretty good one to let you know what we’ll be dealing with here. There’s a group of people claiming that the long lost island of Atlantis can be found underneath Antarctica. The evidence can ...

Soran: Police Announces the Arrest of Group of Thieves

BAS News - 2019-04-30 21:53
ERBIL - Security forces in Soran district of Erbil province announced on Tuesday the arrest of a group of thieves in the area. Talking to BasNews, Sa'adun Hawdiyani, a spokesperson for the local police directorate, said that they arrested a group of six ...

‘Venezuela confronting coup attempt of soldier group’

Waar Media - 2019-04-30 18:03
WAAR_DUHOK Venezuela is confronting small group of “traitorous” military personnel who are attempting a coup, said the nation’s vice president on Tuesday. Jorge Rodriguez said that a group of soldiers self-deployed in the Altamira distributor road, which ...

Sadr's Supporters Gather in Front of Bahraini Consulate

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
Bahraini FM had criticized Sadr's call for ending war in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. ERBIL - A number of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters gathered on Sunday in front of the Bahraini Consulate in Najaf, protesting a statement by the Foreig ...

Activists detained at Amnesty International protest released

ANF - 2019-04-28 17:55
Activists detained during protest against isolation at the Amnesty International building in London were released. An investigation was launched against them. ...

Amnesty International accused by Kurdish activists of hypocrisy

ANF - 2019-04-28 07:42
Are Amnesty human rights defenders, or are they human rights abusers? asked Kurdish activists when the organisation called the police to remove their peaceful action. ...

Amnesty International statement on eviction of protesters from its International Secretariat office in London | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-04-27 22:01

Sit-in in front of Amnesty International in Paris

ANF - 2019-04-27 14:03
Young Kurds in Paris organised a sit-in at the office of Amnesty International. ...

Completion of a Law Course by Peshmerga Officers

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-25 20:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Lieutenant General Jabar Yawar, Peshmerga Sec-General, and Major General Dler Miran, Director of Peshmerga Reform, attended the graduation ceremony of a law course administered by Kurdistan’s Lawyer Syndicate. A number ...

New Generation MP in Iraqi Kurdistan accuses leader of nude video blackmail

E-Kurd - 2019-04-25 01:39
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— New Generation lawmakers in Iraqi Kurdistan parliament on Wednesday accused the party’s leader Shaswar Abdulwahid and factions within the party of attempting to blackmail them by circulating doctored nude videos. N ...

Iran Can Export Oil as Much as It Needs: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-04-24 15:37
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that his country can export oil as much as it needs, despite the US enforcing additional measures to sanction Tehran’s energy sector. “We can export as much of our oil as we need and want,” Kh ...

Civil disobedience at Amnesty International offices in London

ANF - 2019-04-24 14:36
Kurds and allies held a civil disobedience action in the Amnesty International offices in London to draw attention to the hunger strikes ...

Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings: Peaceful Coexistence Under Attack

International Crisis Group - 2019-04-23 23:00
The lethal Easter bombings in Sri Lanka have stunned a country still recovering from decades of internal war. Political and religious leaders alike should reject the rhetoric of collective blame and reaffirm the island’s strained but living tradition of ...

Young IDP Man Returns Lost Bag with $60,000 in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-17 10:45
ERBIL — A young Iraqi man in Kurdistan Region’s capital city found a bag with $60,000 earlier this week and returned the huge sum to the owner. Khalid Ali, the man who found the bag, is an Iraq youth who is displaced from his home in Anbar province to th ...

Group of German activists to go on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-04-12 12:08
A group of German activists are going on a hunger strike in Berlin in solidarity with the ongoing hunger strikes demanding an end to the isolation. ...

Iran Accuses US of Hampering Aid to Flood-affected Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Iran has accused the US of hindering the humanitarian assistance to the flood-affected areas in the country, state media reported on Wednesday. The accusations were made by President Hassan Rouhani as the death toll of victims of flash floods is ...

People of Sur go to the polls

ANF - 2019-03-31 12:46
Six neighborhoods of Sur were destroyed by the state forces. ...