Amnesty International Calls On China To End Detention Of Uighur Muslims In Xinjiang

The human rights organization released a new report on Monday which said more than one million Uighurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities have been detained in the remote autonomous region of Xinjiang in China, according to Voice of America. Amnesty International said the minorities are being targeted in “an intensifying government campaign of mass internment, intrusive surveillance, political indoctrination, and forced cultural assimilation.” Beijing first began the campaign in April 2017 to arrest Uighurs due to the threat of Islamic extremism, before sending hundreds of thousands to re-education camps while cutting them off from their family and friends. The report said “open or even…

Deputy AG Rosenstein’s Job On The Line As He Meets With White House Officials

Several conflicting reports detailed a chaotic Monday morning at the White House as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein arrived to meet with Chief of Staff John Kelly as the Department of Justice’s second-in-command anticipated being fired from his position, according to National Public Radio. Some reports claimed Rosenstein had already stepped down, while others claimed he was prepared to stand his ground on Monday morning against President Donald Trump and face a potential firing after an explosive report from The New York Times detailed him talking about wearing a wire near Trump. Questions of Rosenstein’s departure ignited several concerns about the long-term security of…

Deputy AG Rosenstein’s Job On The Line As He Meets With White House Officials

Several conflicting reports detailed a chaotic Monday morning at the White House as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein arrived to meet with Chief of Staff John Kelly as the Department of Justice’s second-in-command anticipated being fired from his position, according to National Public Radio. Some reports claimed Rosenstein had already stepped down, while others claimed he was prepared to stand his ground on Monday morning against President Donald Trump and face a potential firing after an explosive report from The New York Times detailed him talking about wearing a wire near Trump. Questions of Rosenstein’s departure ignited several concerns about the long-term security of…

One Teenager Killed As Tensions Flare During Protest Against Ortega in Nicaragua

Police and paramilitary forces clashed with protesters marching against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Sunday, leaving one dead and several injured, according to Reuters. The demonstrators were calling for the release of people who have been detained for months since protests began earlier this year in April. Many of the protesters have been forced into hiding or have fled the country, but Sunday brought hundreds of protesters out, many carrying the Nicaraguan flag as they attempted to reach the city center. However, squads of police prevented the group from continuing, firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. Armed supporters of Ortega also opened fire on the demonstrators,…