Category: Family & Teens

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China’s Xinjiang policy

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China's Xinjiang policy…China has been accused of detaining a million Muslims and persecuting ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang, and 22 ambassadors signed a letter to the U.N. Human Rights Council this week criticizing its policies….As well as Saudi Arabia and Russia, the letter was signed by ambassadors from many African countries, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Belarus, Myanmar, the Philippines, Syria, Pakistan, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.more: reuters

Bosnia Marks Srebrenica Genocide Anniversary as More Victims Buried

….Lars Gunnar Wigemark, chief of the EU’s delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, said that mothers of Srebrenica victims had lived for 24 years now with the fact that their sons, husbands and fathers were systematically exterminated. “Srebrenica is a deep wound that is opened each time the responsibility for crimes committed is denied and perpetrators are glorified,” Wigemark said….more: balkaninsight.com

CJ: Life Inside a Saudi Detention Centre for Rohingya Refugees

CJ Werleman documents his conversations with Faisal Thar Thakin, a Rohingya Muslim who has been held in the kingdom’s notorious Shumaisi detention centre for the past six years.
For several months, I have been holding regular conversations with Faisal Thar Thakin, a 20-year-old Rohingya Muslim asylum seeker who has been detained and separated from his parents in Saudi Arabia’s notorious Shumaisi detention centre since 2013.
“We would rather die now than be kept in here forever or sent to Myanmar or Bangladesh,” Thakin told me in early April when explaining why he and upwards of 1,000 Rohingya detainees had decided to launch a hunger strike in protest against their indefinite detention and threats by Saudi Arabia to deport them….MORE: bylinetimes.com

Zookeeper killed by tiger ‘may have been tired from night feeds’

Friends say Rosa King was 'absolutely passionate' about the animals in her careA zookeeper mauled to death by a tiger may have been tired after helping with night feeds for a serval kitten, an inquest has heard. Rosa King suffered significant injuries and died at the scene following the attack by a Malayan male called Cicip at Hamerton Zoo Park, Cambridgeshire, two years ago.The hearing in Huntingdon heard the 33-year-old appeared to have been trying to leave the tiger enclosure after cleaning its viewing windows when she was killed…more: skynews

Prevent is stopping free speech on campus and demonising Muslims

…Since its inception, students and staff have warned about the potential for Prevent to have an impact on free speech on campus, in particular that of Muslim students and staff. The latest statistics regarding university events and speakers affected by the Prevent duty not only demonstrate that it must be scrapped, but that politicians and the media must listen to and amplify the voices of students rather than dismiss them as “snowflakes” when they speak…..more” the guardian