News 2.8.2016 a les 12:15h

Yazidis mark second anniversary of genocide at the hands of Islamic State

Many Yazidis explain that their people have suffered more than 70 massacres or genocides throughout history. The latest one began exactly two years ago in the Sinjar region, in the far northwest of Iraqi Kurdistan. On that day, hundreds of Islamic State (IS) fighters attacked Sinjar in order to destroy the community. Keep reading

Cartell de la manifestació a Berlín.
News 28.7.2016 a les 12:00h

General indicted for crimes in West Papua and East Timor appointed Indonesia's Security minister

Leading human rights organizations are voicing outrage at the appointment of general Wiranto as new minister of Security of the Indonesian government. Wiranto is accused of crimes against humanity at the time of the East Timor independence referendum (1999), in which the former Portuguese colony voted to secede from Indonesia. West Papua's independence movement also blames him for being the ultimate responsible for a massacre that killed more than 100 people in 1998. At that time, Wiranto was Indonesia's Defense minister. Keep reading

News 26.7.2016 a les 11:30h

Turkish police arrest editors of main Kurdish daily, feminist news agency

Turkey's wave of arrests after the attempted coup of July 15 is not only hitting thousands of politicians, judges and military personnel, but also journalists. Some of them are prominent Kurdish media editors. Zeynel Abidin Bulut, editor of the main Kurdish daily in Turkey, Azadiya Welat, was arrested yesterday. And five days ago, the editor of JINHA, a pioneering feminist Kurdish news agency, was detained too. Keep reading

Zehra Dogan i Zeynel Bulut.
News 22.7.2016 a les 11:45h

In Sarawak, Self-government Day becomes symbol of struggle for autonomy

The government of Sarawak is marking today for the first time as a public holiday the Self-government Day -officially known as "Sarawak Day"- amid growing demands for expanded autonomy within Malaysia. The Sarawak government has now been negotiating for months with the Malaysian government a new agreement to be devolved further powers. Meanwhile, the sovereignty movement is demanding full internal self-government. Keep reading

News 21.7.2016 a les 11:45h

U'wa people intensify occupation of gas plant in Colombia after 50 day protest

A protest staged by indigenous U'wa people is increasing after the community argued the government has no intention to honour an agreement signed with them in 2014. After a 50 day-long protest in which indigenous guards have been blocking access to the plant and occupying its outer areas, now the activists have entered the complex itself. They say they will not end the protest until the Colombian government "meets the requirements" of the U'wa nation. Keep reading

Els indígenes que ocupen la planta.
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