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“The Air Force has traditionally avoided making basing announcements near an election so as not to be accused of playing politics with force structure decisions. In this instance, the timing and decision to include Savannah, GA in the announcement, when Georgia is focused on Senate runoff elections, raises questions about the Secretary’s motives,” Smith said.Source: House Democrat accuses Air Force of attempting to influence Georgia runoff races | TheHill
Belarus is in mourning. On November 20, thousands of protesters arrived at the Church of the Resurrection in the capital of Minsk to pay their respects to Raman Bondarenko, a 31-year-old activist who died in police custody.
The mourners were not deterred by the cold. Winter has done little to diminish the protests which have seized the country since presidential elections in August. Their catalyst was an attempt by Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, to stay in power for a sixth consecutive term. Those who take to the streets to oppose him have faced police violence, detention and torture.
One symbol of this movement are ribbons in red and white, the colours of the country’s previous national flag. They are now ubiquitous at mass protests as a sign of opposition to the government. So when Bondarenka spotted a group who had arrived to remove them from a courtyard near his home in Minsk on the evening of November 11, he headed out to confront them.
The men beat Bondarenka so severely that he fell to the pavement, hitting his head several times during the attack. He was then driven away in a minibus and surfaced in police custody. By the evening of November 12, Bondareka lay in an intensive care unit at a city hospital, where he died of brain damage after several hours’ surgery.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) cited Norway-based Uyghur activist Abduweli Ayup as saying that authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested 52-year-old Muslim religious scholar Hamidulla Wali along with his roommate Nurmemet Rozi on the evening of Nov. 20—the night before the country hosted the two-day virtual G20 leaders’ summit.
Wali, the former owner of Hadiya Clothing, based in the capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), told RFA’s Uyghur Service earlier this month that he had arrived in Saudi Arabia in February to perform the umrah hajj, a form of the holy Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca that can be taken at any point during the year. He said at the time that he had been unable to return to Turkey, where he has been a resident since 2016, after travel routes were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wali claimed that a source in Saudi Arabia had informed him that Chinese authorities made an official request to the Saudi government to arrest and deport him to China, although he did not elaborate on why at the time. Wali said he was also advised to go into hiding shortly before police first began looking for him in July.
A Texas registered nurse who came out of retirement to teach future front-line workers amid the coronavirus pandemic has died of complications from the virus.
Iris Meda, 70, had retired in January as a nursing clinic administrator with the North Texas Job Corps, according to The Washington Post.
As the pandemic hit the country, however, Meda decided to enter into a teaching role at Collin College in Dallas to prepare young students to combat the pandemic.
Polish scientists have identified the first cases of the coronavirus in mink at a farm in the north of the country, the Medical University of Gdansk said on Tuesday.
YouTube barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week, after the right-leaning media organization uploaded a fake cure for the coronavirus.