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Now that I’ve left #Ukraine 🇺🇦on assignment for @TelegraphWorld, a thread on a remarkable country of strong, resilient people. Wars are caused by the worst of humanity, but extreme circumstances can also bring out the best of humanity. It’s good to focus on the best 1/
First up, Andriy Sadovyy, the mayor of Lviv, who is speeding ahead with plans to create one of the largest rehab centres in the world for what he estimates could be up to 50,000 war amputees - a staggering number of people facing lifelong consequences from Russia’s invasion 2/
Among them is Serhiy Pasechnik, who lost his leg in a Russian tank attack. He looked forlorn when told it cld take a year to fit a decent prosthetic but still found the strength to go & play with his energetic toddler son 3/

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#BREAKING Myanmar's Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in prison: junta spokesman
#UPDATE Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from house arrest to solitary confinement in a prison in the military-built capital Naypyidaw, junta spokesman says.

"In accordance with criminal laws... (Suu Kyi) has been kept in solitary confinement in prison"
#UPDATE Since her ouster in a coup last year, Suu Kyi had been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw, accompanied by several domestic staff and her dog, according to sources with knowledge of the matter
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1. Let’s face facts: In 20 years (and almost $2billion spent), the International Criminal Court has never sustained the atrocity conviction of ANY state official (even lowly) ANYWHERE.Only 5 African rebels.🧵 Thread on #ICC’s 20th anniversary(1 July) & our "#Ukraine moment"⬇️1/15 Image
2.But the #ICC, which embodies the int’l community’s (uneven) commitment to end impunity, has had a massive impact on global #accountability through its Statute and the norms it promotes, its pressure, its preliminary exams and its protective umbrella. Image
3.Example- The African Union’s vital role in the trial of ex-Chad dictator #HissèneHabré was intended to ward off more ICC cases against African leaders, by showing Africa could handle its own nytimes.com/2016/02/16/opi… Image
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#Myanmar #military soldier recounting cruel, senseless killing in @RadioFreeAsia report described as "horrifying" by at least 1 #Yangon diplomat. Diplomat told me this "provides damning evidence" of military crimes. Urges @CIJ_ICJ & @ASEAN to take note. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Myanmar-based diplomat adds @ASEAN should ban #military from upcoming June 22 defence ministers' meeting as report shows "Myanmar military is not a professional military". Calls regime’s promise of investigation "a farce" as army enabled atrocities
#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
2 other diplomats agree with condemnation of #Myanmar #military actions telling me @RadioFreeAsia report shows "awful reality of the junta's repression & the war it wages on its own people." (All pics are from @RadioFreeAsia report) #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
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"The 🇯🇴 soldiers welcomed us at the border to sent us toward the camps. I told him 'wait a minute, I want to have a last look at Syria.'"
Listening to @lysedoucet & @LoraElwen report on the 10th anniversary of @ZaatariCamp and it brought back memories bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3… /1
Memories of spending close to a decade working with @SavetheChildren for children and families affected by conflict in #Syria, #Iraq, #Somalia, #Myanmar, #Palestine, and many other places. And losing #cynicism, finding #purpose, and changing my perspective on conflict and war. /2
In 2011, I was sitting in an air conditioned office at @WorldBank in Washington DC. I thought I had landed my dream job. But instead I had tasted #bureaucracy, #hierarchy and the #cynicism of organizational politics. If you had met the 2011 version of myself, you would agree. /3
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ICYMI: Intelligence shows "The relationship between the #Taliban & #alQaida remains close, w/the latter [alQaida] celebrating the former’s success & renewing its pledge of allegiance" per report from @UN Sanctions Monitoring Team released Friday
Intelligence from @UN members "suggest that #alQaida has a safe haven under the #Taliban & increased freedom of action" per report "[AQ leader] Ayman al-Zawahiri has issued more frequent recorded messages since August, & there is now proof of life for him as recently as Feb 2022"
#alQaida-#Taliban relationship "underscored by the presence, both in #Afghanistan & the region, of alQaida core leadership & affiliated groups, such as alQaida in the Indian Subcontinent (#AQIS)" per @UN report
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Last week was a significant (and worrying) one for those who watch U.S./Western interactions with #China and the #UnitedNations, for three reasons.

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First, and most widely discussed, the High Commissioner for Human Rights's visit to #China turned into a (100% predictable) public relations mess. [2/5] ft.com/content/6ca09f…
Second, #China joined #Russia in vetoing a U.S. sanctions resolution on #DPRK, signalling a break with previous (uneasy) accommodations among the P5 on North Korean issues. [3/5] dw.com/en/china-russi…
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1/6) #EUChina: sadly, @JosepBorrellF's speech at #EPlenary (bit.ly/3j7zTGn) makes it clear Europe is still far from understanding - and most of all addressing - the worrying, underlying reasons why Beijing is de facto siding with #Russia on #Ukraine

A thread 👇🏽
2/6) Beijing has long been working to dismantle decades of progress in the int'l human rights system and replace it with one that allows for its systematic repression and atrocity crimes: hrw.org/news/2020/09/1…

In this, authoritarian govts like Russia's are its "natural" allies
3/6) Autocrats make a mockery of their human rights obligations, would happily get rid of this "hurdle" - and of the scrutiny that comes with it. Their only concern is perpetuating their rule, at any cost

The more the merrier for Beijing's revisionist agenda. Why upset allies?
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SCOOP: The Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by #Myanmar's military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity, U.S. officials tell me & @Simondlewis
.@SecBlinken will announce the formal declaration -- which comes 14 months after he took office and pledged to conduct a new review of the violence -- tomorrow morning at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington
U.S. officials believe the formal determination will increase international pressure to hold the junta, which now runs Myanmar, accountable and it will "make it harder for them to commit further abuses."
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The "Integrated country strategy" with #SriLanka will likely be our template for #BharatVarsh as a union of #Indic civilization.
Interesting to note that instead of imposing ourselves we've let the #SriLanka govt outline the details of the integration process on their terms.
A detailed description of what they're looking at below . In essence seems to be much like a federation of union of states .Better for the people of both nations .
Russia went straight to Dand .
We try to stay between Saam & Daam use Bhedh if necessary as a measure of Dand .
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The war in #Ukraine has elevated everyone's attention to #propaganda/#disinformation with people recognising its role in war/conflicts. But this is not something that has suddenly emerged - and there are lessons to learn from past/ongoing conflicts: a🧵
meduza.io/en/feature/202…
As long as there has been media available, leaders have used strategic communication and #propaganda to mobilise support for their causes - whatever they may be. The biggest difference today is social media that accelerates the spread and amplify the impact of the messages. 2/
Regimes, not least authoritarian ones, are very much aware of how algorithms on SoMe work and use them for their own benefit. Throw state-controlled media into the mix and you have an optimal setup to dominate narratives and influence public opinions. 3/ thediplomat.com/2021/01/how-to…
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The @CDCgov is listening! Today, @EthnicMediaSvc hosts a roundtable with Bhutanese, Burmese, and Uyghur refugees and how these communities have managed the pandemic. #refugees #COVID19 #healthequity #publichealth #RIM
Speakers include: Faustina Palmatier, Karen Society of Buffalo; Aung M. Naing, President and Co-founder, Network of Myanmar American Associations @netmaa Sudarshan Pyakurel, Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio
Also: Parshuram Chamlagai: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh; Omer Kanat, Founder and President, Uyghur Human Rights Project @Omerkanat1 @uyghurproject
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Many of these flying death machines have been terrorising civilians in #Myanmar for more than a decade.

The export version of Mi-24 (Mi-35) regularly fires on villages and fleeing people, while Su-30 variants bomb entire communities almost every day.

#WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar
Myanmar's public defence forces lack capability to take down or even constrain these aircraft

Germany and Netherlands alone have sent at least 700 MANPADS to Ukraine in past week

If Myanmar's elected government had just 10 MANPADs, it would be a game changer
Feb last year, Myanmar's UN rep called for "strongest possible action from the international community to immediately end the military coup, to stop oppressing the innocent people, to return the state power to the people and to restore the democracy.” reuters.com/article/us-mya…
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#ICJ Prelim Measures hearing #Ukraine v #Russia #Genocide Convention begins. Camera lingers on the Russia table, which is notably empty... #intlaw
#ICJ Pres makes clear RF was immediately notifed of the filings, & RF ambassador to NL has indicated RF will not participate in the proceedings.
#Ukraine has chosen ad hoc judge Prof Yves Daudet.
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A few other #peace & #security #intlaw situations going on in the world that have slipped off the radar because of #Ukraine....
#UNSC imposed an arms embargo on #Yemen's Iran-aligned #Houthis. #UAE was accused of 'making a deal w/the devil' to secure #Russia's vote. reuters.com/world/middle-e…
@RapporteurUn released report naming #Russia, #China, #Serbia as supplying arms to the #Myanmar #Tatmadaw, & called for states to comply with #UNGA res asking states not to supply arms to Tatamadaw. reuters.com/world/asia-pac…
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The public hearing on the #Rohingya #genocide case at the Int’l Court of Justice (#TheGambia v. #Myanmar) resumes today. We’ll hear today from The Gambia on why the case should proceed. Begins momentarily: 1:30pm The Hague/ 7:30am ET / 7pm MYA. Watch via: media.un.org/en/asset/k1z/k…
Needless to say @NUGMyanmar should be represnting #Myanmar at the court & not the junta, but we stand w The #Gambia & more importantly #Rohingya people everywhere in seeking to justice. Defeating the junta at the ICJ will be a massive step toward justice. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
The Gambia’s state agent set the stage, clarifying its interest in responding to the #Rohingya #genocide & the considerable support for the case. Now hearing from Gambia counsel Paul Reichler on the coup & the importance & effectiveness of the provisional measures.
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THREAD: The significance of the UN Special Rapporteur report on arms transfers to the #Myanmar junta can't be overstated. It exposes who supplied weapons to the military since the Feb 1 coup & since the #Rohingya #genocide. Link to the full report via: ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/…
The report includes types & in some cases specific amounts of weapons certain states have transferred to the #Myanmar military. Since the coup, when the junta began attacking & murdering civilians nationwide, #China, #Russia, #India, and #Serbia all supplied weapons to the junta.
The report provides legal analysis: States that authorized arms transfers "knew, or should have known, that their arms would be used to target civilians. As such, these arms transfers to the Myanmar military are not only reprehensible, they also likely violate international law."
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Hearings resume today in the #Rohingya #genocide case at the Int’l Court of Justice (#TheGambia v. #Myanmar). We’ll hear today from the Pres of the court as well as the #Myanmar junta’s objections to the case. Begins 1:30pm The Hague/7:30am ET / 7pm MYA: media.un.org/en/asset/k18/k…
Here is the 160-page report by @FortifyRights, “They Gave Them Long Swords,” showing how the #Myanmar military planned for and carried out the crime of #genocide against #Rohingya.

fortifyrights.org/downloads/Fort…
The junta imprisoned #Myanmar's former State Agent at the court, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. And its legal team has changed. Int'l lawyer Christopher Staker will represent the junta and I'm told will be joined by lawyers Robert Kolb & Stephan Talmon.
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#Hypocrisy is the best policy in a #unipolar #world, but it wont work in the “multipolar transition” to a “#Tripolar #World with a #multipolar rim”!
The “#Bipolar #World with a #Multipolar #Rim,” is already here. The Russian conflict with Ukraine, wont change this. #High #Tech #Decoupling & #partial #economic #decoupling from China is a necessary for survival of free market, open democracies.
2/hwo The #Hypocritical #World #Order(#HWO): “The very people who want pragmatism on #Afghanistan, don’t want pragmatism on #Myanmar
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The #Myanmar military will appear at the #ICJ in The Hague on 21 February 2022. Their interest does not lie in defending the country against #genocide allegations. #whatshappeninginMyanmar judithbeyer.com/2022/02/18/who…
In this post I hold that after the attempted coup of 1 Feb 2021, the #Myanmar army "has at no point achieved full control of the country". I further reiterate that @NUGMyanmar "have established working relations with many states and international organizations, including the #UN"
The @NUGMyanmar declared that Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun is the only person authorised to represent #Myanmar in The Hague. They announced that the previous preliminary objections by Myanmar to the lawsuit should be withdrawn, thus encouraging the efforts to proceed with the case.
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Global Language Advocacy Day is coming up in just over a week, on February 22nd. Here comes a thread with a sample of some the events that will be taking place. Pls visit our website and follow @GlobLangRights for more information #GLAD22

coalitionforlanguagerights.org
@GlobLangRights Keep an eye out for a blog post by @NaomiFillmore
@GlobLangRights @NaomiFillmore Charity Translators will be giving us a quick guide to language support.
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#Somaliland and #Taiwan: The benefits

A THREAD

1/14. S/land and Taiwan have a lot in common such as both being a fully functioning democracies with volatile neighbours. Both are striving for international recognition and will not budge to threats or diplomatic pressure. Image
2/14. Somaliland brings a lot to the table. S/land’s strategic location in the Horn of Africa will give Taiwan a gateway into East Africa and beyond. Landlocked countries in Africa can benefit from this diplomatic move such as Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda.
3/14. S/land will give Taiwan an important access to the Gulf of Berbera (Gulf Aden) where access to the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world can be established which will boost Taiwan’s export opportunities as well as a chance to make new friends in the region.
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မိမိဖုန်းကိုလုံခြုံအောင်ဘယ်လိုထားမလဲ……

ဖုန်းလုံခြုံရေးအတွက် အရေးကြီးတဲ့ အချက်များကို မျှဝေပေးချင်ပါတယ် 👇👇👇

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#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Myanmar #securityexplained
#MyanmarWitness
#ဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ်လုံခြုံရေး
#မိုဘိုင်းဖုန်းလုံခြုံရေး
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1/7 For the 2nd piece in @guardian's Myanmar Reports, I worked w/ Flora Lian to write about the ways the Civil Disobedience Movement & armed conflict have affected the lives of teachers & students and access to education in the writer’s native Chin State
theguardian.com/global-develop…
2/7 Grace has been on strike from her teaching job since days after the coup. She gave birth 2 months later. Now she is farming & selling snacks. 2 of her relatives were held hostage as the military tried to threaten her back to work
theguardian.com/global-develop…
3/7 At least 140 people have been arrested for participating in the Civil Disobedience Movement and going on strike. At least 8 died in custody. 46 people have been taken hostage in attempts to force family members back to work, according to @aapp_burma
theguardian.com/global-develop…
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