US Army soldiers were demoted to a lower rank after they broke coronavirus lockdown in South Korea to go to a bar.
The three military officers sneaked out of Camp Humphreys near Anjeong-ri and headed to a nearby watering hole.
Appearing with him at the Koblenz higher regional court, western Germany, is Eyad al-Gharib, 43, who is accused of helping to arrest protesters and deliver them to al-Khatib in the autumn of 2011.
The trial is a milestone because all previous international efforts to launch prosecutions against members of the Assad regime have failed. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague cannot act because Syria is not a signatory, and China and Russia have vetoed the UN’s attempts to allow the ICC or a special tribunal to proceed.
Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has downplayed the virus as a ‘little cold’ and demanded an end to lockdown measures, but the country now has more infections (45,000) and deaths (2,900) than any other in Latin America.
Amazonas is one of Brazil’s hardest-hit states, with 2,479 cases and 207 reported deaths as of Tuesday. Public health experts say the figures could actually be 15 times higher in reality because of scant testing.
The warning comes as doctors at a New York hospital published a report that heart rhythm abnormalities developed in most of 84 coronavirus patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin, a combo Trump has promoted. Both drugs are known to sometimes alter the heartbeat in dangerous ways, and their safety or ability to help people with COVID-19 is unknown.
The warning excludes in hospital and research studies. A National Institutes of Health experts panel earlier this week also recommended against taking that drug combo except in a formal study.
“Amazon is one of the world’s wealthiest companies and its profits are surging as a result of this crisis. It is repugnant that the company’s workforce feel their safety is not being taken seriously,” said Joe Westby, Technology and Human Rights researcher at the rights group.
“With reports of new COVID-19 cases emerging at warehouses in Indiana and New Jersey, employees face an impossible choice of potentially putting their health at serious risk by going to work, or having to leave the company,” he added.