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Julian Assange Claims Total Vindication With UN Panel Ruling By
LONDON  — A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be allowed to walk free immediately and compensated...
UN: Julian Assange Confinment In Embassy Is “Arbitrary Detention” By
A United Nations panel has decided that Julian Assange’s three-and-a-half years in the Ecuadorian embassy amount to “arbitrary detention”, the Guardian understands, leading his lawyers to call for the Swedish extradition request to be dropped immediately. Assange...
UN: Civilian Suffering In Iraq ‘Remains Staggering’ By
Some 3.2 million people have also been displaced internally over the same period, according to a new report. The UN accuses so-called Islamic State of systematic and widespread violence, including holding some 3,500 mainly women and children as slaves. Alleged abuses by...
UN Whistleblower Suspended For Exposing Sexual Abuse By Peacekeepers Is Exonerated By
The UN whistleblower who exposed the sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers in Central African Republic has been completely exonerated after an internal investigation. Anders Kompass, the director of field operations for the office of the high commissioner for human...
UN Troops Paid 13-Year-Olds 50 Cents For Sex By
The UN has asked three countries to investigate claims that four young girls were abused by soldiers serving in the Minusca mission. The victims have been interviewed by investigators from children’s charity, Unicef. The troops are accused of rape, sexual...
UN: Saudis Killing ‘Disproportionate’ Number Of Yemeni Civilians By
UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein, addressing the Security Council today, warned that Saudi Arabia seems to be disproportionately responsible for civilian deaths in the ongoing Yemen war, a nine month conflict that’s led to enormous civilian casualties. Saudi...
UN Passes Five Resolutions In Favor Of Palestine By
New York, New York (IMEMC) – The overwhelming majority of General Assembly of the United Nations, Wednesday, voted on five draft resolutions in favor of Palestine. The decision comes after the Assembly discussed the two articles, “the Palestinian Cause” and “the...
Saudi Arabia Can’t Get Its Story Straight On The MSF Hospital Destroyed In Yemen By
Controversy continues to mount following airstrikes that destroyed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Yemen, an attack the Saudi government termed a “mistake,” but which Riyadh is now once more denying they had anything to do with. A promised investigation...
United Nations Votes 191-2 To Condemn US Embargo Against Cuba By
In the first United Nations vote on a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo against Cuba since the two countries renewed diplomatic ties in July, Cuba scored its biggest victory yet as the General Assembly voted 191-2 to adopt the resolution. The only drama was how the...
Putin: Do You Realize What You Have Done? Putin Speaks To UN About Syria By
Russian President Vladimir Putin told the U.N. on Monday that those who supported democratic revolutions in the Middle East are to blame for the rise of a globally ambitious Islamic State. “Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty...