Egypt Forces ‘Planned Tiananmen Square-style Massacre in Rabaa’
By: Gianluca Mezzofiore
Egyptian officials planned a systematic massacre of hundreds of demonstrators at two protest camps in what probably amounts to crimes against humanity comparable to the 1989 killing of protesters around China’s Tianamen Square, according to Human Rights Watch.
The New York-based organisation published a 188-page report based on a year-long probe and urged the UN to investigate six incidents in which 1,000 or more unarmed supporters of elected Islamist president Mohammed Morsi were killed around Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in August 2013.
Executive director Kenneth Roth, who was denied access to Egypt on Monday, said the deaths were “one of the world’s largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history”.
China’s kids head to army-style boot camps (Video)
Parents in China are trying to keep their children away from computer screens and electronic gadgets. Instead of having a relaxing time during their summer holidays, youngsters are being sent to military-style boot camps.Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Beijing.
Documentary: Fight Masters, Silat (Video)
A very interesting documentary on a style of martial arts practiced in SE Asian Muslims known as silat.