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Narendra Modi denied a visa to the USA  Three years ago Modi did nothing to stop a genocidal massacre killing over a thousand Muslims in India. Invited by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to address it's convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 24- 26, 2005, Modi's US visa has been denied do to his actions three years ago.
   On March 3, 2002, as mobs of Hindus burned, killed and raped Muslims in response to a deadly fire on February 27 in a train in Godhra, State BJP Party leader Modi said, "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction." As mobs chanted "Kill the Muslims," Modi did nothing to stop the violence, instead describing the uninvestigated fire which killed 59 Hindu pilgrims as a "planned, composite terrorist attempt." Gujarat police told Muslim victims "We have no orders to save you."
    Founded in 1989, AAHOA is an organization of 8,700 members, but the organization's decision to invite Modi is a disgrace. See the Coalition Against Genocide website opposing Modi's visit. Another speaker at the event has cancelled. On March 9, Chris Matthews the host of Hardball on MSNBC canceled his appearance at the conference.
On See also the Human Rights Watch report on the Gujurat Massacre and on this website Bibliography on 2002 Anti-Muslim Violence in Gujarat  | News Monitor for India from 2002

Remember the 1937 Nanjing Massacre

December 13, 2004 was the 67th anniversary of the beginning of the Nanjing Massacre ( "The Rape of Nanking"), the start of a 6 week long genocidal massacre and mass rape by the Japanese Imperial Army in the Chinese capital city. Similar massacres occurred throughout this campaign, before and after December 13. As many as 300,000 civilians were murdered; an estimated 20,000-80,000 women were raped, most later murdered. See 60th Anniversary , Nanking Atrocities, "No More Nanjing" Association, Tokyo and Global Alliance to Preserve the History of WWII in Asia

Also on this day recall the lives of author Iris Chang (1968 2004) and survivor advocate Li Xiuying (1918-2004).
Chang, who died on November 9, wrote the 1997 book The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II translated into 13 languages. Xiuying, who died on December 4, challenged a Japanese denier of the Nanjing Massacre and his publisher in court in 1999 after he called her a "false witness." On April 10, 2003 the Supreme Court in Tokyo directed the denier to issue a public apology to Xiuying and to pay her 12 million Japanese yen for damage to her reputation.

Read David Hawk's report The Hidden Gulag: Exposing North Korea’s Prison Camps . The report was sponsored by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK to promote human rights in North Korea, established in Oct. 2001. "The denial of Human Rights in North Korea is a terrible injustice that can no longer be ignored" David Hawk interviewed in the Chosun Journal on February 1, 2004. Read the Genocide Convention in Korean translation

Indonesian Human Rights Abuses in West Papua: Application of the Law of Genocide to the History of Indonesian Control December 10, 2003, Yale Law School's Human Rights Clinic has released a report on human rights conditions in West Papua, the Indonesian-controlled western half of the island of New Guinea. The report by Elizabeth Brundige, Winter King, Priyneha Vahila, Stephen Vladeck and Xiang Yuan was writeen for the US-based Indonesia Human Rights Network (IHRN ). Quote from the text: "Although no single act or set of acts can be said to have constituted genocide, per se, and although the required intent cannot be as readily inferred as it was in the cases of the Holocaust or the Rwandan genocide, there can be little doubt that the Indonesian government has engaged in a systematic pattern of acts that has resulted in harm to--and indeed the destruction of--a substantial part of the indigenous population of West Papua." Summary (html) or 77 page report (PDF file)


Australian Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies (ACPACS) University of Queensland, Brisbane. ACPACS is a new peace studies center with researchers focused on peacekeeping and peacebuilding, conflict resolution and transformation, state formation in multi-ethnic communities, development and building sustainable peace in communities and societies affected by violent conflict and humanitarian intervention. The new Centre has 10 senior academic associates, including founding director Kevin Clements, former Secretary General of International Alert in London.

Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (est. 2000, Shalom College, University of New Souty Wales, Sydney, formerly Centre for Comparative Genocide Studies, est. 1993) Website includes a special "Pontian Genocide and Asia Minor Holocaust Research Unit" which collects and translates archives and eyewitness testimonies.

Cambodian Genocide Program Documentation Project University of New South Wales, Sydney

Aboriginal Genocide Litigation Resources

Australian Legal Resources International EST 1993, ALRI is an Australian NGO dedicated to the promotion of democracy, human rights and justice in the world's developing countries and those seeking to build democracies.

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) an independent, national network of mainly non-Indigenous organisations and individuals working in support of justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.

Reconciliation Australia Est. Jan. 2001, is the foundation providing a continuing national focus for reconciliation. The foundation promotes National Reconciliation Week (NRW) May 27 to June 3, initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide reconciliation activities. The week coincides with two significant dates in Australia's history: . May 27 marks the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum in which more than 90 per cent of Australians voted to remove clauses from the Australian Constitution which discriminated against Indigenous Australians and June 3 marks the anniversary of the High Court of Australia's judgement in 1992 in the Mabo case which recognised the Native Title rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the original inhabitants of the continent, and overturned the myth of terra nullius - that the continent was empty, unowned land before the arrival of Europeans in 1788.

Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam - Phnom Penh),

Genocide and Mass Violence Comparative Research Project of the Hiroshima Peace Institute (HPI) - Hiroshima City University. Est. in April 2002 and focusing on 'steps towards a policy of genocide prevention', this project, directed by Christian P. Scherrer, will host a series of annual week-long workshops from 2003 to 2006.

Holocaust Education Center Hiroshima

Tokyo Holocaust Education Center

United States:
World Cambodian Congress WCC was set up at our first convention in Suffern, upstate New York, district of Congressman Benjamin Gilman, Chairman of the House International Relations Committee on November 26, 1994. There were more than 75 participants from 9 states in the US, Canada and even Cambodia

U.C. Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center (est. 2000) University of California, Berkeley


Genocide in the Penal Codes of Asian and Pacific States and 80 States around the world

Cambodian Law for prosecuting crimes committed from 1975 to 1979
Statute of the Iraqi Special Tribunal, issued December 10th, 2003
The Genocide Convention in 30 languages, including:
Prevent Genocide International

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Cambodia In January 2001 both houses of the Cambodian Parliament approved the "Law on the Establishment of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed During the Period of Democratic Kampuchea." Once ratified by the King, the law would establish a Cambodian court to prosecute senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea responsible for serious violations of Cambodian and international law committed between 17 April 1975 to 6 January 1979. On February 23, 2001 Prime Minister Hun Sen said there were inconsistencies in the draft law and said it would have to be revised and approved a second time in parliament.

Indonesia  On May 17, 2000 a joint cilivilan-military tribunal in Banda Aceh, in Indonesia's first human rights trial, convicted 24 soldiers and a civilian in the July 23, 1999 murder of 56 students and their teacher, Tenugku Bantaqiyah, 55, at an Islamic boarding school. The attack on a religious compound which left 34 dead and was followed by the premeditated execution of 23 students who had been wounded in the initial raid. None of the 24 members of the military on trial was above the rank of captain and the majority were privates or non-commissioned officers. The defendants received sentences of between 8 1/2 to 10 years.
MEMORIES OF A MASSACRE (17 March 2001) : US Vietnam War veteran Lawrence Colburn joins Do Ba, a 42-year-old Vietnamese he rescued 33 years ago, in placing burning incense at a memorial dedicated to eight of the 504 civilians killed by US soldiers in the notorious My Lai massacre. Helicopter door gunner Colburn rescued Do Ba who was hiding in a ditch.