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YPG foils Turkey-led attack north of Aleppo

(KurdPress) – Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Monday foiled an attack by Turkey-backed rebel groups in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, local sources reported. According to ARA News the Turkish Army and allied militias of the Ahlal al-Diyar…

No, Bangladesh, The Truth is Not a ‘Smear Campaign’

(HRW) – Just hours after Human Rights Watch released an 82-page report on secret detentions and enforced disappearances in Bangladesh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan claimed it was a “smear campaign.” Callously ignoring victims’ families who are desperately waiting for answers, he told local media: “Whom…

Surviving Srebrenica: Senad’s Story

(BD) – Two years ago, I visited the Memorial Center in Potočari with a friend from Holland. We noticed that the doorman was in a wheelchair. As we approached, he greeted us with a slight smile on his face: “Hello girls”. We…

The Power of Canada’s Apology to Omar Khadr

(HRW) – Today the government of Canada issued a formal apology and provided compensation to Omar Khadr for Canada’s complicity in his abusive interrogation at Guantanamo Bay, where he was detained at the age of 15. For many Canadian Muslims, this represents not only necessary…