Latest Michelle Bachelet News

Bangladesh PM tells UN that Myanmar must take Rohingya back

Aug. 17, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's leader told a visiting U.N. official on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of ethnic minority Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh must return home to Myanmar, where they had fled waves of violent persecution. Prime...

Myanmar executes ex-lawmaker, 3 other political prisoners

Jul. 25, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's government confirmed Monday it had carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former lawmaker, a democracy activist and two other political prisoners who had been accused of a targeted killing after the country's military takeover last year. ...

Thousands rally in Sudan day after 9 killed during protests

Jul. 01, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands took to the streets Friday in Sudan's capital, a day after nine people were killed in demonstrations against the country's ruling generals. The United States and others in the international community condemned the violence in this East African nation, which...

UN: More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syria's conflict

Jun. 28, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which started in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians, the United Nations said Tuesday — the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country. The conflict began with anti-government...

'Total bloodbath': Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

Jun. 25, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, frightening residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops and rebels. “The militants assured us that they will not touch us. They said...

UN office points to Israel in Al Jazeera reporter's death

Jun. 24, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said Friday that veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh and her crew were hit by “seemingly well-aimed bullets” fired from the direction of Israeli troops and called for a criminal probe into her death last month. Abu...

Bachelet won't seek 2nd term as UN human rights chief

Jun. 13, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said she will not seek a new four-year term, citing a desire to return to her native Chile after a tenure that has been recently overshadowed by criticism of her response to China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim...

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says she will not seek a new four-year term after Aug. 31

Jun. 13, 2022 05:04 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says she will not seek a new four-year term after Aug. 31.

US and allies: Hold Russia accountable for Ukraine crimes

Jun. 02, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its allies vowed Thursday to hold Russia accountable for crimes committed by its forces that invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 and gave strong support to investigations by the International Criminal Court, the United Nations and other bodies. ...

UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies

May. 28, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official said Saturday that she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of the broad application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in China's Xinjiang region. ...