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#BREAKING The Saudi government is deporting hundreds of #Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh.

Here's a video sent to me by an inmate in Shumaisi showing Rohingya being lined up, handcuffed, and prepared for deportation.
Voice notes from Rohingya inside Saudi Arabia tell me that Saudi prison guards rounded up loads of Rohingya in the middle of the night, and told them to get ready for Bangladesh.
Some of these Rohingya men, women, and children, have been inside Shumaisi, a Saudi detention centre, for the last five to six years.
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A report by @Beaking_News on @R4today explored possible EU #sanctions on #Myanmar's garment exports, in response to the #Rohingya atrocities. Here's a thread on why I think sanctions would be misguided.

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CC @ecfr @eucopresident @FedericaMog
As I argued in my 2015 @OUPpolitics book, Societies Under Siege, where Myanmar was a case study, it's crucial to consider HOW sanctions are supposed to achieve one's desired goals. HOW exactly will economic pain translate into political gain?
global.oup.com/academic/produ…

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This is rarely, if ever, done. Policymakers typically just impose sanctions in the vague hope that "pressuring the regime" will magically translate into the outcomes they seek. Usually they don't: sanctions fail 2/3 of the time. Myanmar was no different.

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Time did the right thing today by awarding #TimePersonOfTheYear to journalists. It inspired me to look back at how @UN_SPExperts have emphasized the epidemic of attacks on journalists/ism just this year
following are just some of the attacks on journalists we highlighted. a core fact is that most attacks, and most abuses of human rights, are not held accountable.
the @Time 'award' takes place against the backdrop of @realDonaldTrump's attacks on truth
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Remember how I said that the @Facebook scandal would just keep getting worse?
When I worked for Snopes, I brought this up time and again to Facebook because I saw it and was tracking it, as human migration is a major interest of mine (I've done a lot of work around refugees and asylum-seekers in the past) and it was on my radar. I saw quickly how bad the
language and narratives around the #Rohingya were getting, and I also knew - since I have expertise in this topic - how destructive disinformation can be. So I brought it up to them in meeting after meeting, since at that point I was leading my org's partnership with them. I was
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Turkey has concluded that Jamal #Khashoggi, a prominent journalist from Saudi Arabia, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this week by a 15-member Saudi team sent “specifically for the murder" washingtonpost.com/world/middle_e…
"#Khashoggi visited the consulate to obtain documents related to his upcoming wedding.

The killing, if confirmed, would mark a stunning escalation of Saudi Arabia’s effort to silence dissent, rounding up clerics, business execs & women’s rights advocates"
"The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr. #Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate." reuters.com/article/us-sau…
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Thanks for having me today, #HCBerlin! Some links I referenced – @HNissenbaum on how poorly consent is operationalised (particularly relevant in humanitarian case) hbr.org/2018/09/stop-t…
All of Katja Lindskov Jacobsen's work, but particularly this on 'a hidden history of humanitarian experimentation', examining how the biometric database at Afghanistan/Pakistan border was operationalised
tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108… #HCBerlin
Our work @engnroom with @carlynyst reviewing how biometrics have been used in the humanitarian sector, with @oxfam theengineroom.org/biometric-tech… #HCBerlin #responsibledata
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The #SupremeCourtofIndia has of late drawn a lot of flak for being anti-Hindu, anti-Dharma, anti-democracy and a lot of other things. But which of their recent judgements has been anti-Government (rightly or wrongly)?
Take Dahi Handi. The Maharashtra Government welcomed the judgement, declared their intent to make it an international sport and and agreed to devise guidelines for participant age and handi height. Not the worst thing in the world, but recall the outrage over it!
Take the #Diwali cracker ban. The Centre has opposed a blanket ban, but the Chattisgarh Government banned it in six cities. Union Minister Harshvardhan welcomed the ban in Delhi but backtracked later. More High Courts banned crackers, all supported by State
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Mahathir Mohammad at @CFR_org. First question on Chinese economic influence in #Malaysia. "Previous government borrowed too much money."
Says he explained to China that Najib was the problem and not Beijing. But now he's talking about payment pathways privileging Chinese SoEs over local contractors. "That is not good for us. Malaysian contractors have no role to play."
"Colonialism can take many forms. Countries can be subject to pressure through economic systems and that is a form of colonialism also." - Mahathir
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Anyone who missed the piece earlier on @BBCr4today about #refugees on #lesbos please know there are many thousands of people crammed in appalling conditions into a camp intended for 2000, violence, little sanitation, NGOs reporting conditions to authorities but nothing changes.
In Cox's Bazaar #refugee camp in Bangladesh for #Rohingya people who have fled Myanmar there are nearly a million people living in 26 Sq. Km. reliefweb.int/report/banglad…
One in four of the population of Lebanon is a Syrian #refugee. They are not in camps but living in limbo. 6 million people inside #Syria are Internally Displaced People (IDPs), forced to flee because of the conflict. 6 million more Syrians are refugees outside Syria
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Shabaz is a notty boy. He used to bully his neighbours (who belonged to diff religion) because peaceful co-existence is a difficult job for his ppl. One day, the nbrs got angry and threw Shabaz and his people out of the colony. Now, he starts playing victim card(1/n)
#Rohingyas
You are the head of another colony where Shabaz along with his huge family wants to settle now. Your secret agencies have warned that they will create problems. WILL YOU ALLOW THEM? PS: He won't give any rent. He will sit, eat and reproduce in wholesale. (2/n)
While messing with the majority in #Rakhine, Rohingyas forgot that Myanmar isn't India.Majority is peaceful but not a FOOL.They are afraid of becming a minority bcoz they knw wht hppns wid the minorities in Islamic countries.#Rohinyas are responsible for der condition 2day. (2/n)
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One of those WTH moments. When I first saw this photo this morning, my jaw dropped. One of the top al-Qaeda/Ansar al-Islam ideologues in #Bangladesh, visiting a #Rohingya refugee camp, in broad daylight 🤨 And posting about it on Facebook 🤪
So this is Maulana Muhammad Ishak Khan, an AQIS/Ansar leader whom I interviewed once and had correspondence with on and off. Khan is the Bengali translator and publisher of Anwar al-Awalaki's lectures. He is also a top lieutenant of Jasimuddin Rahmani.
My interview with Khan was focused on Bangladeshi followers of Awlaki. That was back in 2016. He was (most likely) hiding in Malaysia then, and touring through the region, hosted by the jihadis there. Here is Khan somewhere in Indonesia
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"This is a transcript and audio of what I said at the Whistleblowing panel that was censored by the @OxfordUnion. "

The following thread is the text linked above. We'd like the @OxfordUnion to clarify why it censored the panel as the so called last bastion of free speech. /1
"I was informed by @OxfordUnion bursar Lindsay Warne that the Standing Committee and then-president Laali Vadlamani had censored the panel in response to a demand from David Shedd and this was confirmed by current Oxford Union president Gui Cavalcanti." /2
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Our new @amnesty investigation out today reveals that the Rohingya armed group ARSA massacred scores of Hindus in #Rakhine St, #Myanmar in August 2017, and carried out other killings and abductions of Hindus amn.st/6009DgOb1 1/n
“I saw men holding the heads and hair [of the women] and others were holding knives… then they cut their throats,” a Hindu survivor told us, about the killing of her family & other villagers in Kha Maung Seik by ARSA fighters 2/n
Eight Hindu women and eight of their children survived the massacre. They were abducted and, several days later, as the #Myanmar military sent reinforcements via helicopter, taken by ARSA to #Bangladesh 3/n
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Babul, a #Hindu refugee from Kutupalong refugee camp said "Border Guard Police, Myanmar Army, (#Buddhist) villagers and Thet people" were involved in the #HinduMassacre in #KhaMaungSeik, #Maungdaw, #Myanmar.
#Rohingya #MyanmarMilitary #AmnestyInternational
Well actual question is now credibility of amnesty now!! “Amnesty's report blaming #Rohingya ARSA forces for killing 99 hindus has been called "illogical" by the Bangladesh foreign ministry. What are the problems with the conclusions in the report? | by @shafiur
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#KathuaAsifaMurderCase
Being the student of #BhuForensicScience...It's our prime duty to put forward the legally approved scientific facts to one and all raising ourselves above the communal hatred or tension and falsehood prevailed in the society.
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#Intro
✓The Crime took place in the month of Jan in Jammu region.
✓Ashifa belongs to a Gujjar Bakrewal Community, who helped the Army in the 1999 Kargil War and is known for a sense of great nationalism.
✓Ashifa's real parents aren't alive & left her with some property.
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#Observation
✓As per the media, the rape occurred and she died inside the temple.
✓ Initially, when the girl was missing, an F.I.R was registered and the girl was found inside the temple.
✓The temple was also made of proper marble and stone.
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This thread exposes the lunacy of Imran Ibn Mansur better known as Dawah Man. Dawah Man is a British-Pakistani Islamic preacher. He is dedicated to proselytizing Islam, a practice known as Dawah.
1 Dawah Man asks a 14 year old girl if she considers herself a possible rape victim.
2 Dawah Man blames female rape victim for getting raped.
3 Dawah Man teaches men how to perform modern-day virginity tests on women.
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KNOW THE #ROHINGYA!
Lot of controversy, over ROHINGYAS, has been raging for past few months. But not many know anything about Rohingya beyond that they are migrants frm RAKHINE, Myanmar. They have sought shelter in many parts of India & now pose grave threat to our nation.
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HISTORY
4CE, Arakan was one of the earliest INDIAN KINGDOMS, ruled by CHANDRA DYNASTY in SE Asia. The first Arakanese state flourished in DHANYAWADI & WAITHALI. Sanskrit inscriptions in the region indicate that founders were HINDUS
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During MAURYAN EMPIRE, this region came in contact with the pre-Islamic Arab traders. Region of Arakan (now Rakhine) became key center of maritime trade between Hindu Burma & d world. Buddhists also settled here.
Arabs used d route (blue) to travel to India & China
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We’re returning to the #RohingyaCrisis in Bangladesh, where women Nobel Peace Prize laureates are visiting local camps to assess support for Rohingya women and obstacles facing refugees.

📷: Allison Joyce for @NobelWomen
Nobel laureates Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen visited refugee camps and spoke to #Rohingya women about their personal stories.

These photos captured their tearful encounters.

📷: Allison Joyce for @NobelWomen
@NobelWomen It’s especially important to consider specific challenges facing Rohingya women in these refugee camps, @TawakkolKarman told @AP.

"Less than 20% of displaced Rohingya women who have survived sexual violence have access to post-rape care.” bit.ly/2F703qt
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This thread is for anyone in #cdnpoli who thinks that it's an exaggeration to refer to Trudeau as #JihadiJustin. It is my great hope that once Cdns realize that Trudeau's & LPC's decisions are systemically made to appease radical lslam, that we could unite as Cdns to resist..
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Even before Trudeau was elected, there were plenty of red flags that were mostly ignored or dismissed as harmless pandering or bad judgement. If only more Cdns watched this video before the 2015 election ... dailymotion.com/video/x384xvz
#JihadiJustin #cdnpoli #TrudeauMustGo
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Since getting elected, Trudeau/LPC prioritized lslamists/Jihadis interests, while jeopardizing the interests of moderate MusIims & Cdns
- Refugees
- Welcome to Canada Tweet / Border Security
- BillC6
- M103
- Terrorist Payouts
- ISIS Reintegration
...
#JihadiJustin #cdnpoli
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This is really remarkable reporting by @AP and remarkable advocacy by @itjpsl .

A few thoughts (1/n):
nytimes.com/aponline/2017/…
1. When Piers Pigou says the abuse is "the most egregious and perverted that I've ever seen", you take that seriously. (2/n)
2. While #SriLanka's war is often cited as one in which levels of sexual violence perpetration were low, this does not reflect restraint on the part of state forces. (3/n)
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#Rohingya: The hearing in Supreme Court today witnessed interesting concluding moments. #Thread
The Bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra initially started to dictate an order staying deportation of #Rohingyas. @barandbench
However, ASG Tushar Mehta intervened and strongly argued against the same. @barandbench
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Thread #Rohingyas :Biggest community of 100,000 in Pakistan.Vastly impoverished they are denied legal status & jobs nytimes.com/2017/09/12/wor…
A 2009 report from #MSF on the systemic violence against #Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh msf.ca/en/article/ban…
#Rohingyas fleeing to Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia are subject to rape, extortion, murder & humantrafficking google.co.in/amp/amp.timein…
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