Several hundred mostly Muslim men face having their property confiscated after being given “unpayable” fines

Several hundred mostly Muslim men face having their property confiscated after being given “unpayable” fines for allegedly vandalising police batons, motorbikes and loudspeakers during protests against a new Indian citizenship law. Residents described the unprecedented fines as being part of a clampdown involving arbitary arrests and intimidation by the Hindu nationalist government in the state of Uttar Pradesh against the Muslim community over the demonstrations. She stayed with him in hospital where he gave her carnations from under his pillow, but died painfully of radiation poisoning two weeks after the accident.  Speaking to BBC News, Lyudmila said she had suffered … Continue reading Several hundred mostly Muslim men face having their property confiscated after being given “unpayable” fines

A mass exodus of civilians from the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria has begun

A mass exodus of civilians from the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria has begun as thousands of people flee towards the Turkish border in the face of a fierce new military assault by Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies. As many as 30,000 people have left the area around the town of Maarat al-Numan after four days of airstrikes and heavy shelling paved the way for Syrian government troops to push deeper into north-western Idlib province. The idea was suggested up by L’Eryn Detraz, a native of Cow Island and a missionary currently stationed in Ohio, according to a statement … Continue reading A mass exodus of civilians from the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria has begun