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Tag: State Department

Fitton: Clinton Emails Reveal Additional Mishandling of Classified Information

We continue to accumulate details of the communications abuses in the Hillary Clinton State Department, but after you read the following report pause and consider the big picture. For four years the inner workings of her department were porous to prying eyes. Is it just a coincidence that Hillary Clinton’s diplomatic efforts so often failed?

Areas of Rakhine in Myanmar have been in lockdown since October, sending tens of thousands of the Rohingya minority fleeing to Bangladesh

Myanmar Bans U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from Visiting Rohingya Conflict Zone

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy is on his way to Myanmar, where he will meet with officials to discuss the government’s response to Rohingya insurgents and the resulting mass flight of Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh. He will not, however, be allowed to visit the conflict zone and see for himself how government forces have been treating civilian populations.

A Cuban inmate remains in his cell at the maximum security 'Combinado del Este' prison, in Havana, on April 9, 2013. Cuban authorities organized a visit for the international media --the only one in the last nine years-- to the biggest prison in Cuba, to show the press the prison population's health and education condition. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban Ex-Political Prisoner Described Acoustic Torture Resembling Attacks on U.S. Diplomats

In testimony published Thursday, Luís Zúñiga – a Cuban dissident who spent 19 years in political prison – detailed his experience seeing the use of “acoustic attacks” on political prisoners to damage their brains and ultimately kill them. His testimony described a tool that resembled theories of how some U.S. diplomats may have been severely injured by sonic devices in Havana.

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia. Seeking to improve the country's image, authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is a diplomatic success. El-Sissi flew to New York Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, with some two dozen loyal lawmakers and media figures who will be on hand to express support for the general-turned-president during his four-day stay in New York. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)

Report: U.S. Denies Egypt $95M Aid to Egypt over ‘Human Rights Concerns’

With remarkably little comment or fanfare, the U.S. government denied $95.7 million in aid to Egypt on Tuesday afternoon, with another $195 million put on hold. The decision was made due to concern with civil liberties and human rights in Egypt, particularly a law regulating non-governmental organizations that took effect in May.

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