Human Rights

Car bomb attack in Libyan military academy

In eastern Libya two car bombs have exploded at a military academy, the first killing eight soldiers and injuring over a dozen people and the second killing another person.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, which has been treated as an act of terrorism by the local government.

IN recent time no individuals or groups have taken any credit for the assassinations or bombings that have happened in the country.

Since the fall of dictator Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Libya has been the center of unrest and numerous acts of terrorism.

UN publishes Human Right Report on North Korea

China has massively criticized the UN’s Human Rights Report on North-Korea.

The report which was authorized by Australian Judge Michael Kirby compares the country’s current situation to that of Nazi-Germany.
It furthermore states that due to the atrocities committed, the country's Leader Kim Jong Un should be tried for Crimes Against Humanity.
The chinese counsellor Chen Chuandong says these accusations have no foundation and China will continue to support North Korea.
Government officials in North Korea retaliated by stating that other countries like the US should be investigated for their abuse of Human Rights

Asylum seeker murderers to be charged

Manus Island police have announced they are close to charging several men with the murder of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berait.

Mr Berait died during a riot at the island’s detention centre on the 17th February in which 62 others were also injured.

The revelation comes after an account recorded by Fairfax where two victims were blinded and another machete victim was cut so much as if they meant to cut his head off.

NT considering legislation for unborn children

The Northern Territory has announced it is considering legislation on the rights of the unborn child, which could result in pregnant women being prosecuted for drinking dangerously.

NT Attorney-General John Elferink has labeled the large number of children growing up with foetal alcohol syndrome a real problem.

Mr Elferink said that they would either prosecute or restrain women from engaging in conduct that could endanger the unborn child.

Deportation of a four year old girl

The federal government has prepared to deport a four-year-old Australian-born girl less than a week after her Korean mother broke up with her Australian father.

The Australian grandparents of Ari Illingworth have implored Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to allow their granddaughter, who is an Australian citizen, to stay in Australia with her mother.

Ari, who has just started Prep, is due to leave the country after next Monday with her mother, Eunsil Park, who no longer has a legal right to remain in the country.

Mr Illingworth, Ari’s grandfather, worries that Ari and her mother will be discriminated against when they return to South Korea, where single parenthood is still stigmatised.

Mr Morrison's office has declined to comment.

Syrian children in desperate need

A new report by UNICEF revealed up to one million Syrian children are living under siege and more than five million are in need - double the number of last years report.

Three million Syrian children have had their education disrupted and more than one million have been forced to flee the country, since the civil war began four years ago.

UNICEF officials say these children are "cut off from aid, living in rubble and struggling to find food with many children left without protection, medical care or psychological support.”

The report says the conflict in Syria’s has made the country the most dangerous place in the world to be as a child.

Gangs target vulnerable kids

Organised criminal gangs in Victoria are targeting vulnerable children in state care and turning them to prostitution.

An ABC investigation revealed the children as young as 12 are being sexually exploited with male gang members enticing them into trading sex for money, drugs and alcohol.

It is believed police have identified between 30 and 40 children who are living Victoria’s Department of Human Services residential care have been sexually exploited in the past 18 months.

Police and Department of Human Services are working on a new approach to tackle this issue which includes better sharing of information and educating workers to recognise signs of sexual exploitation.

Healthcare crisis in Syria leads to unnecessary amputations

Healthcare in Syria has reached a critical point as stories emerge of brutal medical conditions in the country due to lack of facilities and medication.

A report released by the Save the Children charity says in some cases medics have been forced to amputate children limbs because they have no other way to treat the injuries.
Regional Director, Roger Hearn, said the situation in Syria is changing from a humanitarian crisis to a health crisis and finding a doctor with the correct equipment and medication was almost impossible.

Pussy Riot attacked by youths

Six Russian youths attacked two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot with pepper spray and ecological paint.

Maria Aliokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova suffered some light chemical burns.

The two women were in the city of Nizhni Novgorod, east of Moscow, where they were supposed to visit a prison.

According to Piotr Verzilov - husband of Ms. Tolokonnikova - an organized group entered to a McDonalds where the members of Pussy Riot were eating and attacked them.

The youth were using patriotic symbols and chanting nationalist slogans. The police have opened an inquiry to investigate the case.

Manus Island workers issued guide to aslyum seeker questions

The contractor responsible for the mental and physical health of asylum seekers on Manus Island, has issued staff with a two page guide on how to deal with questions about living conditions, fears, and human rights.

This follows the riot at the detention centre last month which left one asylum seeker dead and others badly beaten.

One question included in the guide asks, "How can we feel safe here?" The response being, "We understand that you feel unsafe after all that’s happened. It will take a while to feel safe again and we are all working to try and make that happen."

According to critics and ex-staff this is an indication of the real fear permeating the detention centre and the hostility between the islands population and the detainees.

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