Posts Tagged ‘war crimes’

What Russia’s crimes in Ukraine reveal about the secular culture’s ethics

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Hopefully, you didn’t forget that there is (still) a war going on in Ukraine. It isn’t just any war, of course, but a war of conquest perpetrated by Russia invading a sovereign nation. And it is a war that has seen massive numbers of unspeakable war crimes. These war crimes have included, among other things, Read more

Sudan to hand over ex-president responsible for Darfur genocide, war crimes

Monday, February 17th, 2020

The transitional government in Sudan has agreed to turn over former President Omar al-Bashir and two other ex-government officials responsible for the genocide in Darfur to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. The Associated Press reports that a member of Sudan’s sovereign council announced Tuesday that transitional authorities and rebel groups Read more

Who cares? World shrugs its shoulders at Syria’s airstrikes

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Syria continues to suffer deadly government-initiated airstrikes in its rebel-held north-west, while ordinary citizens bear the brunt of the carnage. Syrian opposition activists and a war monitor say five people died and 21 were wounded on Sunday as the government continued its air campaign against the region. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war Read more

Call to stop Australia’s weapons exports to Saudi

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

International children’s rights organisation, Save the Children, is demanding the Australian government immediately stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia. It says 85,000 children have died in the Yemen conflict since 2015. Last August the United Nations (UN) found actions taken by the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition in Yemen might amount to war crimes. They include Read more

Church warns foreign powers may intervene in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Catholic Church on Wednesday warned Sri Lanka’s government of foreign intervention unless it worked towards reconciliation and addressed allegations of war crimes during the war against Tamil separatists. Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said he was urging President Mahinda Rajapakse and the main ethnic Tamil party to hammer out a political settlement or Read more