Winnie the Pooh on Russian extremist list

Winnie the Pooh or Vladimir Putin depicted with a a swastika, a flag with a cross on it and a web site of a blog are items on a list of extremist materials or symbols that Russian police can use when investigating hate crimes or ethnic violence. The Justice Ministry list is compiled based on […]

Kofi Annan sends names to International Criminal Court

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, who now heads the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum, has sent a sealed envelope with a list of names of people suspected of having fanned ethnic violence following the 2007 presidential election in Kenya, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Annan played a […]

Mosques in Xianjing, China closed today

Local government officals ordered several major mosques in the Chinese city of Urumqi, in Xianjing province to close 10 July. Thousands of troops are maintaining an armed presence in the city after riots by Uighur residents five days ago and subsequent revenge attacks by the Han Chinese left 156 people dead and over a thousand […]

Clashes in NW China Xinjiang province leave 140 dead, 800 injured

Update 07:45  The death toll has risen to 140, say Chinese state media, and scores were wounded in an outbreak of “deadly violence” in Urumqi, the capital city of northwest China’s Xinjiang region Sunday 5 July. Hundreds of  ethnic Uighur residents took to the streets and burned cars and buses, destroyed shops, and attacked passersby. […]