In 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar and established an independent international fact-finding mission. The said mission was tasked with determining the facts and circumstances of the human rights violations and abuse by military and security forces of Myanmar particularly in the country's Rakhine State against the Rohingya people. Human rights violations are listed as including, but not limited to: arbitrary detention; torture and inhuman treatment; rape and other forms of sexual violence; extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings; enforced disappearances; forced displacement and unlawful destruction of property. It is mentioned in the resolution that the fact-finding mission was established with a view of ensuring full accountability for perpetrators of the violations and bringing justice for victims. The President of the Council appointed Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) as chairperson and Radhika … [Read more...] about UN report on Myanmar reveals the genocidal intent against Rohingya Muslims
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Maria Puente USA TODAY Published 7:48 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 After former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed Sunday that she'd covertly taped her December 2017 firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room, two questions came to mind: First, just how did she manage to get a recording device in there? And then there's that most Washington of questions: could she be in legal trouble as a result? As to the how, Omarosa was as coy as ever on Monday, telling her "Today" show interrogators: "I'll just leave that to your imagination." But the answer to the legal question isn't any clearer: Maybe, maybe not. And it depends on whom you ask. Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney who specializes in national security cases, tells USA TODAY he's represented dozens of federal workers who were caught accidentally bringing their phones or other devices into secure rooms where they are prohibited. If they do it more than … [Read more...] about Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?
A man who stabbed his partner 177 times, a teenage thug who attacked and left a homeless man to drown in the River Cam and a jealous ex who cut up his lover's body with a circular saw are among the Cambridgeshire people who have been jailed for life. There have been a lot of serious cases in Cambridgeshire over the last 10 years in connection with horrific and heartbreaking crimes. Here, we're naming and shaming the most high-profile criminals who've been handed life behind bars over the last decade. Below are all the Cambridgeshire criminals handed life sentences in jail between 2008 and 2018. Ian Stewart Ian Stewart was jailed for life in February last year for murdering children's author Helen Bailey for her multi-million pound fortune. He later appeared in court to pay back money he stole. He was jailed for a minimum of 34 years after he sedated his fiancée with sleeping pills before suffocating her and dumping her body in a cesspit under a garage at their £1.5million … [Read more...] about Life behind bars: The 20 Cambridgeshire criminals and their unforgivable crimes
These are the faces of 39 criminals locked up in March after high-profile cases covered by the ECHO. They include thugs locked up for horrific beatings and drug dealers accused of running international smuggling rackets. Among the faces of shame is also a Southport teen whose hoax emergency calls led to SWAT teams being scrambled and the FBI launching a mission to find him. DECLAN KILBRIDE, THOMAS DEAN and RHYS ALLEN Three Liverpool men were jailed over a gang raid that saw two children threatened with a sawn-off shotgun. Declan Kilbride, Thomas Dean and Rhys Allen armed themselves with the gun and a knife and ransacked a Cheshire home in front of the terrified family that lived inside. The thugs were locked up for aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm after a 100mph police chase led to the capture of two of the crooks. Dean, 27 and of Sedgemore Road, Norris Green, and Allen, 23 and of Stanley Park Avenue South, Walton, both pleaded guilty to the charges while Kilbride, 23 … [Read more...] about Jailed this month: The faces of 39 criminals locked up in March
A series of tough new laws that would lock millions of potential users out of pornographic websites have been delayed. Under the new rules, X-rated material in the UK will only be viewable if users enter their name and address in a Government crackdown aimed at stopping youngsters from viewing explicit material. Online ID checks, meaning people will have to prove they are over 18 in order to access pornographic websites, were among among the raft of measures set to come into force in on April 1. However, the age verification law, introduced as part of the Digital Economy Act, has now been postponed until "later in the year", while the Government does further consultation work to ensure the law works as intended. The new rules were announced after digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act. The act will also ban the use of software to buy concert tickets in bulk - hitting the ticket touts, reports. A new way of beating road congestion is … [Read more...] about New porn laws have been delayed