Archive for November 7th, 2019

07/11/2019

The Backpack: Orphan’s Dreams Dashed By Return to Libya

Human Wrongs Watch

Over 8,200 migrants making the dangerous journey to Europe have been returned instead to Libya where they languish in detention centres..

Photo from IOM.

5 November 2919 (IOM)* — “My parents were both killed years ago. My brother can barely provide for his children. I am a man now, and I have to fight for my survival,” said 18-year old Abdessamad.

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07/11/2019

Bolsonaro Puts Up Brazilian Richest Oil Wells for Sale to Foreign Companies

The productivity of the Buzios field is higher than the Arab wells and generates 40,000 barrels a day.

Police officers guard outside the venue where Brazil's government's auction for offshore oil fields is held, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2019.Police officers guard outside the venue where Brazil’s government’s auction for offshore oil fields is held, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2019. | Photo: Reuters (Photo posted here from teleSUR)..

6 November 2019 (teleSUR)* — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday put for sale four highly productive oil deposits to foreign multinational companies.

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07/11/2019

Libya Remains Entangled in a “Cycle of Violence, Atrocities and Impunity”, International Criminal Court Prosecutor

Human Wrongs Watch

Libya remains entangled in a “cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity”, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday [6 November 2019], nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country *

OCHA/Giles Clarke | At the Qanfoodah Detention Centre in Benghazi, Libya, male Afrian detainees wait to be declared present at a morning roll call.
07/11/2019

‘Step Up Action to Protect the Planet during Wartime’: UN Environment Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

Greater action is needed to protect the environment during wartime if the world is to realize the goal of a more sustainable future for all people and the planet, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Wednesday [6 November 2019]. *

UNICEF/Mackenzie | Children look over the wall on the roof of their house at clouds of smoke from oil wells which were set on fire by ISIL when they fled Qayyarah, a town south of Mosul. (file)
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