According to Youk Chhang, the Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia and also runs the Cambodia Tribunal Center website, claims that a couple days after they had taken control, “ ...the Khmer Rouge forced perhaps two million people in Phnom Penh and other cities into the countryside to undertake agricultural work “ (3). They went door-to-door, demanding people to gather their belongings and to evacuate. If the citizens did not comply, they were shot on the spot. In addition to the two million people that were captured, Youk Chhang also claimed that people panicked and wanted to stay alive but despite wanting that, thousands of people died because of the evacuation itself. Four years later, this massacre ended.
This event caused thousands of Tutsis to migrate to Uganda because of rise of Hutu violence against Tutsi. Around 1990, Tutsi exiles know as the Rwandan Patriotic Front(RPF), attempted to invade Rwanda. The invasion is thwarted by the Rwandan army with the help of French and Belgium troops. The attempted invasion caused a civil war between the two ethnic groups for 3 to 4 year. During the civil war, Rwanda’s main export coffee goes through a recession
2008 (April): The UN predict that 300,000 people have been killed in the five year Darfur conflict. 2008 (May): Sudanese government bombs hit schools and market places in Darfur, killing 13 civilians. UNHCR withdraws its staff from sites on the Chad/Sudan border citing insecurity. 2008 (June): Northern and Southern forces begin intense fighting over the disputed oil-rich town of Abyei. 2008 (July): The ICC calls for the arrest of President Bashir for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.
Having figured this out the United Nations sent The United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate (More). Sudan band aid for areas were he was located to protect Bashir (Genocide in Darfur United). The myriad tragedies have disrupted this country greatly. Through out the time of fighting, the people of Sudan are being hurt greatly and the genocide has affected millions of innocent civilians. Since 2003 there has been death of at least
Although various Armenian states exercised sovereignty in the ancient and medieval periods, the region was most often dominated by more powerful neighbors, including Persia, Rome, the Seljuk Turks, and the Ottoman Turks. As Christians, Armenians were subject to frequent persecution at the hands of Islamic governments. In the 1890s, an Ottoman attempt to rid the empire of this troublesome minority led to the murder of several hundred thousand Armenians and an international call for reforms. After Ottoman defeat in World War I, Armenia briefly declared a republic (1918). Fearing Turkish aggression, the country accepted the protection of the Soviets in 1920 and in 1922 joined with Georgia and Azerbaijan to form the Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam. Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in Charlie Company of Task Force Barker, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 villagers. His company herded hundreds of unarmed villagers into a ditch and shot them to death.” (Miller 65) When the My Lai Massacre became public knowledge, it reduced U.S. support at home for the Vietnam War and created an anti-war movement. The anti-war movement became
Most of the deaths were Tutsis and most of those who were involved in the violence were Hutus. The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali (which is the capital of Rwanda) airport on 6 April 1994. It was only c couple of hours after the assignation of the president Juvenal Habyarimana violence spread across the capital and then the country and it took several months before the violence was ceased. Before the murder of the president there was already conflict between the Tuties and the Hutu’s since the country was
Hutus didn’t have the right to own land, or sustain a position in the government, and were denied higher education for the kids. Not long after the Tutsis gained control they started wanting more of their own freedom. In that case, the Belgian’s begun to start favoring the Hutus and gave the Tutsis more independence. Based on the evidence from the psychological, political, and cultural aspects in Rwanda those were the 3 major factors that made the genocide begin. In the end, they adopted an agreement basically the genocide convention that stated that if another genocide were to begin that legally they would have to step in and stop it, or contribute to stopping
Jacky Sosa 2nd Block Darfur Genocide: Final Draft One million, one million living and breathing people like us, who are a part of this magnificent world, are tragically enduring the most horrendous, heart-breaking, and sadly, too familiar term people, just like us could ever imagine. Genocide, the systematic extermination of a national, ethnical, racial, or religiously group of people. The unfortunate victim this time? Darfur in West Sudan, Africa. "In recent years, the people of Darfur have been systematically attacked by the Sudanese army and by proxy-militia controlled by them as well.
[REDACTED] [REDACTED] Subject Date An Abridged History of Rwanda Rwanda is a small country located on the Eastern side of Africa that is south of Uganda and west of Tanzania. The country is mostly inhabited by two different ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi. These two groups have had tension between each other ever since Rwanda was established. Rwanda is most widely known for its mass genocide between the two groups that lasted between April 6, 1994 and the beginning of July, 1994. (Background) In the 1300's, the Hutus migrated from the North into Rwanda for the first time.