Category: News

Hodan Nalayeh: Somalia’s ‘inspirational’ journalist, killed in Kismayo

Journalist Hodan Naleyah is seen during a BBC interviewHer desire to focus on the positive and ultimately inspire young Somalis around the world to help rebuild the country made her famous – and her death in Friday’s attack on a hotel in the southern city of Kismayo has prompted an outpouring of grief.

She and her husband Farid Juma Suleiman were among the 26 people killed as gunmen stormed the Asasey Hotel, where regional politicians and clan elders were discussing a forthcoming regional election…more: BBC

AOC Questions Migrant Mother Whose Child Died in U.S. Detention

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez <span class="copyright">PHoto: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call.</span>Yazmin Juárez, the mother of a toddler who died shortly after being released from a for-profit detention center in Texas, offered a powerful testimony in front of a panel of U.S. House members on Wednesday. Juárez said she and her daughter fled violence in Guatemala and hoped for a better future in the U.S. “Unfortunately, that did not happen,” she told the lawmakers….more: yahoo

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

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China&#39;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