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Suu Kyi defends Myanmar for jailing two Reuters’ journalists

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On Thursday, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vigorously defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya crisis saying that the duo had violated the official secrets act.

Facing ire on unprecedented violence and intimidation against Rohingya Muslims forcing them to flee to Bangladesh and other countries, Naypyidaw has now been trying to justify the imprisonment of two Reuters journalists for  reporting the crisis.

Suu Kyi hit back at global criticism of the journalists’ trial widely seen as an attempt to muzzle the free press saying, “They were not jailed because they were journalists” but because “the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act”.

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Aung San Suu Kyi, who lost her positive image being the Noble Peace Prize Laureate, acknowledged that the brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority,  which the UN has cast as “genocide”,  could have been “handled better”, but insisted the two reporters had been treated fairly.

Reuters journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were each imprisoned for seven years last week for breaching the country’s draconian Official Secrets Act while reporting on atrocities committed during the military crackdown in Rakhine state.

International media has also exerted pressure on the de-facto leader Suu Kyi to use her moral force inside Myanmar to defend the two journalists.

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She has challenged the critics of the verdict, including the UN, rights groups and the US Vice President Mike Pence, to “point out” where there has been a miscarriage of justice, Suu Kyi said the case upheld the rule of law.

While discussing the issue at a discussion at  the World Economic Forum (WEF), she said, “The case was held in open court… I don’t think anybody has bothered to read the summary of the judge,” adding the duo still had the right to appeal.

Army-led “clearance operations” that started last August drove  more then 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh,  having scars of widespread accounts of atrocities — rape, murder and arson — by Myanmar security forces.

A UN fact-finding panel has called for Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing and several other top generals to be prosecuted for genocide. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it has jurisdiction to open an investigation, even though Myanmar is not a member of the tribunal.

Myanmar does not want its Rohingya back as the country denies them citizenship while the Buddhist-majority public falsely labels them as “Bengalis”.

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UN ECOSOC: UN Council gives recognition to Dalit NGO, many countries including India had objected

United Nations Economic and Social Council is one of the six principal organizations of the UN. This council looks after economic and social matters.

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The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) recognized 9 NGOs, including a Dalit human rights organization on Thursday. Many countries including India, China and Russia had objected to this, yet UN took steps forward in this direction. These nine NGOs will be given the status of special consultants.

For the unversed, the United Nations Economic and Social Council is one of the six principal organizations of the UN. This council looks after economic and social matters.

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A US-sponsored resolution was voted on Wednesday to give recognition to these organizations. The NGOs are: International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN), Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law, Bahrain Human Rights Center, Coptic Solidarity Gulf Center for Human Rights, Interregional Non-Governmental Human Rights Organization Man and Law, Health and Social Justice Andrey Rylkov Foundation, The World Union of Cossack Atamans and World Without Genocide.

A record 24 votes were cast in favor of the proposal, while 17 were against. 12 members remained absent. The 19-member committee of the council had rejected recognition applications of nine NGOs in September this year. This committee considers the recognition applications of NGOs. Once the application is reviewed and approved by the committee, it is recommended to be a consultant.

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Indonesia bans sex before marriage in new criminal code

Indonesia’s government on Tuesday approved a new criminal code under which it has put a complete ban on having sex before marriage in the country

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Indonesia’s government on Tuesday approved a new criminal code under which it has put a complete ban on having sex before marriage in the country. According to the media and reports, it has been further revealed that if a people caught violating the new law, He/she will be given punished by sending them to jail for one year.

The new laws, which applies to tourists and citizen of the country prohibit people to stay together and having a sexual relationship without being married. Apart from this, under these new laws, people can not insult the president or state institutions, spread their opinion about the country’s ideology, and stage protests without any permission.

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However, the new laws are still unsigned by the country’s president. Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights Edward Hiariej said that the new criminal code will take more than 3 years to set up and apply in the country. He further stated that the lawmakers in the country provide the strictest possible explanation that distinguishes between insults and criticism.

Reacting about the same, Yasonna Laoly, minister of law and human rights said that they have tried their best to accommodate the important issues and different opinions which were debated. However, it is time for them to make a historical decision on the penal code amendment and to leave the colonial criminal code we inherited behind, Laoly added in his statement.

Meanwhile, when the planned laws’ draft was shared among the public in 2019, a nationwide protest (mainly led by students) sparked in the country, fearing that the rule might kill the personal freedoms of the citizen. That protest left more than 300 people hurt and many were badly injured.

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Zombie Virus memes storms internet after Russian scientists’ revelation

Scientists that researched the virus found that it may be contagious and hence pose a health danger.

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Zombie Virus memes storms internet after Russian scientists’ revive the virus

Zombie virus has been trending on twitter following the Russian scientists’s reviving a 48,000-year-old virus.

After the Covid-19 epidemic, it is impossible for anyone to handle the terms virus or lockdown. The zombie virus, which had been hidden for decades under a frozen lake in Russia, has suddenly been discovered. Over a dozen ancient viruses were revealed by researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research, and the so-called “zombie-virus” was found in the Siberian permafrost. The oldest is known to be 48,500 years old and is called as Pandoravirus yedoma.

A twitter user, going by the name of Mr. Stark took the meme game to whole another level by taking a snap from last edition of film Avengers and said that we were in the endgame now.

Another Twitter user asked the question that how did a virus got buried under a lake and what could have been the possible reason behind scientists digging it?

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Taking a funny scene of Joey’s reaction, a character from the popular American TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S., a social media attributed how afraid the people were of another pandemic.

Is there really cause for alarm, even though Twitter is fully anticipating the zombie virus to inflict some sort of retaliatory vengeance upon humanity? In any case, scientists that researched the virus found that it may be contagious and hence pose a health danger. Twitter has begun disseminating memes to handle the news, as it normally does.

The reports claim that the thawing of old permafrost layers increases the likelihood of older virus particles remaining contagious and re-entering the population. Therefore, if the scientists are isolating live viruses from ancient permafrost, it is possible that the even smaller, simpler mammalian viruses will also survive frozen for aeons, according to University of California virologist Eric Delwart.

Similar responses were made earlier on Twitter when the India lockdown started to trend as if another wave of Covid-19 had arrived over night. Thank goodness it hadn’t. A film titled India lockdown directed by director Madhur Bhandarkar is going to premiere on OTT. The #IndiaLockdown began to trend on Twitter after the movie’s teaser was unveiled.

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