也门的死亡和耻辱:沙特联盟空袭导致雇佣军强奸

“对也门人来说,强奸比死亡还要糟糕!我们向阿拉发誓,我们将报复苏丹士兵。他们不会活着回到自己的国家。“ – 也门的示威者在霍迪达

Sudanese mercenaries Yemen

AL-DALI, YEMEN -- At least seven civilians, including women and a child, were killed in Yemen’s southern province of Dhali on Sunday when Saudi airstrikes hit two civilian cars as they were returning along a road in the al-‘Awd district after a shopping trip for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The region is 165 km north of the capital Sana`a,

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在也门秘密阿联酋监狱中囚犯的捕获,拘留和酷刑故事

“他们把我吊了很长时间,并且给我带来了电击。我吵得一团糟,以至于我感觉到细胞震动,然后我失去知觉。”

torture in yemen prisons

SOUTHERN YEMEN -- “They come to strip off our clothes not to liberate us. After taking your clothes off, they tie your hands to a steel pole from the right and the left so you are spread open in front of them. Then the sodomizing starts,” a released prisoner from a secret United Arab Emirates prison black-site, who only wanted to be identified as

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The Rohingya, Facing Turmoil in Exile, Welcomed Back to Myanmar With Words but Not Action

Dennis J. Bernstein spoke with filmmaker and human rights activist, Jeanne Hallacy, just back with horror stories from Myanmar and the massive Rohingya camps of over 700,000 in neighboring Bangladesh.

Wounded Rohingya refugees walk with the help of crutches as they await the arrival of a U.N. Security Council team at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Sunday, April 29, 2018. A U.N. Security Council team visiting Bangladesh promised Sunday to work hard to resolve a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to the country to escape military-led violence in Myanmar. (AP/A.M. Ahad)

The English-language Bangkok Post reported on May 5 that the Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe, according to the military there, as long as they stay confined to the camps being set up for them. Myanmar’s current commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, told a visiting delegation from the UN

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As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

Along with slavery, and genocide, rape is universally regarded by major religions as a crime against humanity, meaning that there exists no circumstance in which the commission of the act is morally defensible. The United States, of course, was founded on all three.

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., adjusts her 'RECY" button as she joins other House members in wearing black in support the metoo and timesup movement, ahead of tonight's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and members of the Democratic Caucus wore red pins in memoriam of Recy Taylor. Taylor was abducted and raped while walking home from work in Alabama in 1944. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA -- Shortly before midnight on September 3, 1944, an African-American sharecropper named Recy Taylor was walking home from church with two companions in Abbeville, Alabama when the women noticed a green Chevy sedan drive past four times before finally rattling to a stop just a few feet ahead. Seven white men, armed with knives

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Court: Oakland Police Chief Muzzled Investigation Into Rape By His Officers

“If not for the court’s intervention, we have no confidence that correct discipline would have ever been imposed, criminal charges filed, or departmental shortcomings examined.”

Oakland Chief of Police Sean Whent speaks during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. In a court filing Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP/Ben Margot)

Oakland’s former police chief tried for six months to muzzle allegations that multiple officers sexually exploited an underage girl, and encouraged his department to drop its internal probe of the misconduct, according to a report released Wednesday by a court-appointed monitor. The report, commissioned by U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson,

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Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Of Julian Assange

“The preliminary investigation has been dropped and the detention order has been withdrawn, and from Sweden’s point of view this is now over.”

Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren passes a banner put up by a supporter of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as she walks to a vehicle, on the second day at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Isgren went to the embassy Monday and Tuesday to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about allegations concerning possible sexual misconduct committed in Sweden six years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Swedish prosecutors dropped the rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, saying the investigation had not been able to proceed because of legal obstacles. "We are not making a statement about his guilt," Swedish Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny said. Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since

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