A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official has condemned the reported military occupation of at least one hospital in Sudan as a base for attacks, as “an incredibly concerning development.”
Dr. Richard Brennan, WHO Emergency Director for the Eastern Mediterranean region which includes Sudan, told UN News that the use of any health facility by either side in Sudan’s current military power struggle, would be a gross violation of international humanitarian law.
The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) expressed concern on Tuesday after photos and videos released on social media appeared to show metal cages being built in the philharmonic hall in the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol, apparently to house prisoners of war (POWs) during an upcoming “show trial”.
The UN Secretary-General said on Monday he was “deeply concerned” over the apparent forced landing of a commercial passenger jet over Belarus, and the subsequent detention of a prominent dissident and journalist by authorities there.
The number of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli authorities has doubled in the past four years, according to an advocate from the region.
Khaled Quzmar, General Director of Defense for Children International-Palestine, says 440 young people have been detained, some as young as 12-years-old.
Mr Quzmar was at the UN to participate in a briefing aimed at raising awareness about Palestinian children who have been arrested for non-violent and violent acts of resistance.