December 5, 2013
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Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 21:27)
Tamils for Obama Thank and Congratulate US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha BiswalSalem-News.com
Group seeks support of international inquiry and UN-backed referendum in NE Sri Lanka.
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In a letter to newly sworn US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, Tamils for Obama congratulated her and reminded her of the widows and orphans left from the Sri Lankan civil war.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 16:43)
Conscientious Objector Omar Saad Sentenced to Prison for Refusing to Join Israeli ArmySalem-News.com
"I refuse that because I am pacifist, and I hate any kind of violence, and I believe that the army institute is the top of physical and psychological violence..." - Omar Saad
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Omar Saad, 18 years old from Mghar, a village in the Galil, arrived, Wedensday 4/12/2013, to the Induction Base in Tiberias, where he declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 13:21)
Never Has A Government Investigated Itself And An Admission of GenocideParasaran Rangarajan for Salem-News.com
Under any circumstances, there is absolutely no credibility for domestic mechanisms to address “accountability” issues for these alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka as called upon by UNHRC resolutions...
The language of the most recent and prior resolutions against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) introduced by the U.S. call upon the government of Sri Lanka to implement the LLRC or other domestic mechanisms for “accountability.”
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 12:32)
Police Attack on Kyiv`s EuroMaidan Demonstrators Draws International OutrageChristopher J. Miller Kyiv Post editor
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who has not been afraid to speak his mind about Yanukovych’s recent decisions, wrote on Twitter that the attacks in Kyiv were “worrying” and that Sweden was following events closely.
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After riot police stormed Kyiv's Independence Square early today and used violence to remove 400 peaceful demonstrators, Western diplomats quickly condemned the brutality.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 11:36)
Does a Bengali Automatically Become Bangladeshi?Z. M. Baba Special to Salem-News.com
I believe that Myanmar will see true democracy if it would choose the path of love, trust, education, multi-nationalism, communal interaction by openness of freedom of wishes of the people.
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There is a saying or belief in people of Bangladesh that ‘all Bengalis are Bangladeshi but all Bangladeshi are not Bengalis’(Eade, 1994). It has been assumed that Bengalis are the sons of the soil of Bangla. On the other hand, Bengalis refer to Muslim population of Bangladesh uniquely and specifically and they are superior to other ethnic minorities.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 10:53)
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Begins 2nd Parliamentary TermSalem-News.com
The Inaugural Session on December 6th.
ransnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a new political concept, formed after the mass killing of Tamils in the final months of the war in 2009.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 09:10)
Lebanon: Criminalize TortureWilliam Gomes,Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com
Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes Said Torture is widespread in the Lebanon.
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The police torture and ill-treatment are grounded in inadequate or badly implemented legal protection, a judicial emphasis on confessions over other types of evidence, a culture of impunity, and lack of proper oversight mechanisms.
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 12:46)
What Would You Tell Netanyahu?Salem-News.com
Opposition to the Prawer Plan is coming from every corner — over a thousand youth in Haifa last weekend, hundreds of rabbis in the US, tens of thousands of people of conscience across the world.
What if you could deliver a direct message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the same week that a Knesset Committee was voting to forcibly relocate over 40,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel? What would you tell him?
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 12:08)
What Does Latest Dead Afghan 2-Year-Old Have in Common with Paul Robeson, John Wayne, Ernest Hemingway, Bob Marley, the KennedysDave Swanson Special to Salem-News.com
Remember the millions of nameless forgotten dead, the victims of the industrial-scale "signature strikes" that have been our biggest public investment.
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This is the season of death, when we celebrate the dying of the sun with an orgiastic burst of consumption and environmental destruction. This is the season of rebirth when we spend time with loved ones and reach out to help others we don't know.
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 10:49)
Egypt: Physical Assault and Arrest of Human Rights Blogger Mr Alaa Abd El FattahWilliam Gomes,Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com
Ensure that the treatment of Alaa Abd El Fattah while in detention adheres to all those conditions set out in the 'Basic Principles for Treatment of Prisoners, adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/111 of 14 December 1990' -William Nicholas Gomes,Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com
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Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com, William Nicholas Gomes is deeply concerned at the arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defender Alaa Abd El Fattah, and the physical assault he and his wife were subjected to.
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