A planned visit to China’s Xinjiang province this week by a Russian national who serves as the United Nations’ top counterterrorism official has infuriated human rights advocates and some Western governments, who fear Beijing will use the trip as propaganda.
The visit by Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov marks the first high-level visit by a U.N. official to the predominantly Muslim territory since Beijing began forcing an estimated million local members of the Uighur minority into detention camps,..MORE: oreignpolicy
New research combining the results of more than 50 studies globally has found that on average, people could be ingesting about 5g of plastic every week – equivalent to a credit card – in the air they breathe, the food they eat and, especially, the water they drink ….MORE: straitstimes
Sometimes you can’t do anything except supporting. Your silence is lethal. Spreading awareness through social media is not a waste. Do it with pure intentions of helping rather than criticizing.
The authorities impose a progress that erases the tradition, dehumanizes the Muslim and makes him one more piece of the totalitarian gear. The goal is for this individual to work and obey, and to do it without thinking and, much less, without remembering. Your model has to be ethnic Han Chinese. More than 90% of the 1.2 billion Chinese are Han. The Uyghurs of Xinjiang do not exceed eleven …MORE LAVANGUARDIA
Craig Hicks fatally shot newlyweds Deah Barakat, 23, and Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Yusor’s 19-year-old sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha in Chapel Hill.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and was given three life sentences.
Hicks was not charged with hate crimes, despite the victims’ families insisting they were targeted for their religion….more: BBC