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May 11, 2009 | by  | in News | [ssba]

Human Wrongs

Iraq: 75 people killed and 120 injured in Iraq last Thursday in two incidents. One occurred when a female suicide bomber exploded herself in the Karada district of Baghdad. The other attack a bomb went off in a restaurant in Muqdaduya. Both attacks seemed to target Iranian tourists.

USA: A US senate report released last week implicates senior Bush administration officials in the approval of torture methods on terror suspects. The report rejects the notion that abuse of detainees was only by a ‘few bad apples’.

China: Two Tibetans were sentenced to death last week for their role in the 2008 riots. Two others were given suspended death sentences and another life. The Chinese government blames the ‘rioters’ for 21 deaths, the Dalai Lama says that over 200 Tibetans were killed by Chinese police in the aftermath.

DR Congo: Hutu rebels conducted ‘hit-and-run’ assaults on territory within eastern DR Congo last week. This move comes days after a joint force of DR Congo and Rwandan troops moved out of the area. Rwandan troops are scheduled to move back into the area soon. Ban Ki-moon urged for more co-operation between the governments of the two countries.


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