They were accused of belonging to the PKK and the PJAK and therefore, 'enmity against God', an offence punished with the death penalty · Human rights organizations say the five were denied fair trail and were tortured and forced to 'confess' under duress · The state refused to return the dead bodies to the families.
NEWS IN BRIEF. Mapuches remind that under Bachelet’s presidency there were severe acts of repression against Mapuches and several indigenous activists struggling for communal land were killed.
NEWS IN BRIEF. Mike Russell, minister of the Scottish government, represented the UK in the Education, Youth and Culture Council.
Clashes between police and the indigenous movement acting under CONAIE’s umbrella go on after native people seized the Parliament in Quito · Indigenous peoples argue the new legislation on water was endorsed 'behind Ecuador’s people back'b but say their protests are not aimed at overthrowing Correa’s government.
Sinn Féin, Plaid Cymru, SNP and SDLP retain their seats · Alliance between Welsh and Scottish nationalists may have an important effect on a British parliament with no absolute majority, but LibDems hold the key to a next British government · Unionists in Northern Ireland lose a seat in favour of the Alliance Party.
After the revolt caused by the flight of the president, the interim government has not reestablished order · Kyrgiz and Uzbek people have fought each other in the south of the country, while clashes between Meskhetian Turks and Kyrgizs have taken place near Bishkek, the capital of the State.
The project for a new 'Gaelscoil' does not have the permission of the Department of Education · Organisations warn against the administration’s new criterion for opening schools as government has not recognised any Gaelic medium school since 2008.
The two countries are likely to discuss on decentralization, cultural heritage and the North Kosovo issue