US News Burma: The UN calls for "preventing the influx of weapons"
Central African Representation: The newly arrested French accused of "espionage and plot"
© Florent VERGNES / AFP A blue helmet of the Minusca by patrol on January 13, 2021 at one of the entrances of Bangui where armed rebels have tempted to penetrate the day before into the capital of the Central African Republic. Photo Stock Illustration. Arrested in the Central African Republic in possession of war weapons A month ago, a Frenchman is charged with "espionage", "conspiracy" and "violation of the security of the state". It incurs "forced labor in life".
U does not resolve non-binding condemning the coup in Burma has been adopted , this Friday, by the UN General Assembly. The text calls "all Member States to prevent the influx of weapons" in that country and has been approved by 119 countries. 36 countries abstained, including China, the first support of Burma. Only one country, Belarus, which prevented an adoption of the resolution by consensus as his authors wanted and imposed a public election, voted against.
Unlike an approval by consensus, the ballot forced the 193 UN countries to unfold. Among the ten countries of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), who had participated in the negotiation on the text initiated by Liechtenstein, himself supported by the Westerners, only four abstained: Brunei , President in Exercise of ASEAN, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
two months after its expulsion from France, a Chechen imprisoned in Russia
© Dr. NGOs had denounced the expulsion policy of France against the Chechen community (illustration) Dr. the CEDH had called France called France not to cross the red line of expulsions . To know: disregard the risks incurred by the individual returned to his country. On this file, the case of Chechene Magomed Gadaev alerted human rights associations.
"This is the widest and most universal condemnation"
peculiarity of this ballot: Burma, represented by Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, limited after February but still in office and who Continue to challenge the junta, voted in favor of the text.
Video: Burma: Hundreds of protesters on the street against the coup d'etat (AFP)
The general assembly of the UN rarely adopts resolutions condemning military coups or calling for limiting weapons provided to the target country. "This is the widest and most universal condemnation to this day of the situation in Burma," said the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to the UN, OLOF Skoog.
"The EU is proud of the resolution that has just been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. She sends a strong and powerful message. She delegates the military junta, condemns her abuses and violence against her own people, and demonstrates her isolation in the eyes of the world, "he added.
in full G7, United States and China again spread their divergences
© Frederic J. Brown The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Facing Chief of Chinese Diplomacy Yang Jiechi Anchorage, Alaska, March 2021 The United States and China have again spread over their differences on Friday, when US President Joe Biden meets his nearest allies during a series of peaky summits As "pseudo-multilateralism" taking advantage of "cliques".
A "very clear message"
The resolution also requires a return to democracy in Burma and the liberation of its civilian leaders. "We must absolutely create the conditions for the restoration of democracy," had indicated before the resolution the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, hoping a "very clear message" of the General Assembly.
The resolution also calls for the application of a five-point plan conceived in April by ASEAN - including the appointment of an emissary - and urges the Burmese armed forces " to immediately stop all the violence against peaceful protesters ".
The text, co-sponsored by more than fifty states, also solicits the agreement of the junta for an on-site visit of the UN emissary, Christine Schraner Burgener, and a humanitarian access without hindrance in the country.
South Africa: they thought to dig up diamonds, but it was quartz .
© Pixabay South Africa: they thought to dig up diamonds, but it was quartz thousands of people had flocked last week near the week. Village of Kwahlathi, thinking discovering diamonds, but the analyzes have shown that it was only quartz. Deep stones in a poor corner of South Africa by thousands of persuaded people that these were diamonds are in fact quartz, according to the preliminary results of analyzes presented on Sunday, June 20.