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Iran Urges UN to Appoint Rapporteur on US Human Rights Violations

Iran Urges UN to Appoint Rapporteur on US Human Rights Violations

Truth NGO – Iran’s High Council for Human Rights has accused the US of blatant racism and discriminations, calling on the UN to appoint a special rapporteur on the country’s human rights situation. According to the IFP , in a Sunday statement, the council warned against contemporary forms of racism and discriminations in the US and said the UN’s Human …

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US students to protest against gun violence in Washington

US students to protest against gun violence in Washington

Truth NGO – US students who survived the deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, are calling for a march on Washington, DC, next month to demand political action on gun violence epidemic in the US. According to the CNN , Student organizers of the protest, dubbed the “March for Our Lives,” told US media on Sunday …

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Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

Truth NGO – Facebook has been ordered by a Belgian court to stop collecting data on users or face daily fines of €250,000 a day, or up to €100m. According to the Guardian , The court ruled on Friday that Facebook had broken privacy laws by tracking people on third-party sites in the latest salvo in a long-running battle between …

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UN blames funding cuts and blockade for Gaza crisis

UN blames funding cuts and blockade for Gaza crisis

Truth NGO – according to the MEMO, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric blamed on Thursday UNRWA funding cuts, the closure of Gaza’s crossings, and the delay of internal Palestinian reconciliation for the dire situation in the enclave. Answering to questions about the situation in Gaza, Dujarric said: “The dire humanitarian situation has obviously been made more stressful with …

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Thousands protest against ‘weapons deals’ in Munich

Thousands protest against 'weapons deals' in Munich

Truth NGO – according to the Press TV, Some 2,000 demonstrators have gathered in protest against what they claim is backdoor weapons dealing at the annual Munich Security Conference. A planned attempt to form a symbolic human chain around Hotel Bayerischer Hof was called off after snow and cold kept protesters away. Protesters gathered under the motto “peace not armament,” …

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Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism on social media

Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism on social media

Truth NGO – The use of anti-Semitic symbols and posts on social media denying the Holocaust have increased 30%, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) reported. The study, commissioned by WJC in collaboration with Vigo Social Intelligence and titled “Anti-Semitic Symbols and Holocaust Denial in Social Media Posts: January 2018,” showed a dramatic increase in the number of incidents in 2018 …

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US comedian calls for release of detained Ahed Tamimi

Sarah Silverman calls for release of detained Palestinian girl

Truth NGO – Sarah Silverman, who is a Jewish decent, became the latest high-profile U.S. celebrity to lend her support to the imprisoned Palestinian girl. According to the Telesur TV, U.S. Comedian Sarah Silverman, who comes from a Jewish family, has publically come out in support of iconic Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, making her the latest high profile celebrity to …

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Israelis call on ‘crime minister’ Netanyahu to resign

Israelis call on ‘crime minister’ Netanyahu to resign

Truth NGO – Thousands of people have staged a demonstration in the occupied Palestinian territories to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after police recommended he be charged with bribery in connection with illegal gifts he received from a number of wealthy businessmen. According to the Press TV, Between 1,000 and 2,000 protesters rallied in a Tel …

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Bahrain revokes nationality of 7 journalists

Truth NGO – Bahraini authorities have revoked the citizenship of seven journalists and social media activists since the outbreak of pro-democracy rallies in February 2011 as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its oppressive measures against political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday that Bahraini officials have used this form of penalty …

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U.N. Security Council mulls Saudi praise for Yemen aid pledge

U.N. Security Council mulls Saudi praise for Yemen aid pledge

Truth NGO – according to the Reuters, the United Nations Security Council is considering a British proposal to praise Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for pledging nearly $1 billion to ease Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, as U.N. experts accuse a Saudi-led military coalition of using “the threat of starvation as an instrument of war” in Yemen. The draft statement, …

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