GENOCIDE

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Congo

May 20,1880

Civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are victims of mass killings, torture and rape at the hands of armed groups operating in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Orientale.

Armenia

April 24, 1915

urkish Ottoman Empire massacred, deported and raped the entire Armenian population in 1915 - 1918. - The Committee of Union and Progress, also known as the Young Turks was initiated the action. 1.5 million Armenians perished during the offensive attack.

Rape of Nanking

December 13, 1937

The Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city, Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. - More than 20,000 females were gang-raped by Japanese soldiers, then stabbed to death.

Holocaust

April 30, 1938

Adolf Hitler The Holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Jews were sent to concentration camps to be exterminated or slaved. 6 mill Jews and 5 mill others died.

Cambodia

December 25, 1975

Under Pol Pot's leadership, within days of overthrowing the government, the Khmer Rouge embarked on an organised mission. They ruthlessly imposed an extremist plan to reconstruct on the communist model of Mao. Under threat of death, people were forced to leave. The ill, disabled, old and young were driven out, regardless of their physical condition. Approx. 1-3 million killed.

Bosnia

October 16, 1992

When Bosnian Muslims declared independence, Yugoslav president Slobadan Milosevic attacked to Serbian minorities. As the Serbian force advanced, they began to systematically eliminate Muslims and Muslim villages. Men were tortured and the women were raped. Over 200,000 Muslim civilians were murdered and 2,000,000 fled as refugees before NATO forces tried to suppress the genocide.

Rwanda

April 4, 1994

500,000-1 million killed, 1.5-2 million refugees. The Hutus began to kill, while the world did nothing. The Tutsi rebels defeated the Hutus, stopping the genocide.

Uganda

July 1, 1994

The horrific Ugandan genocide continued after the end of the Idi Amin regime, when the Lord's Resistance Army began violent acts on the Acholi tribe. - The people of Uganda have encountered violations of human rights and peace right from the time of its independence. - Approx. 300 000 civialians died.

Iraq

january 14, 2003

n 2003, George Bush Junior inflicted further harm on the people of Iraq and on a country almost bombed back into pre-industrial times by another war. As of today, Iraq has suffered an additional 1 million casualties and 4 million refugees.

Darfur, Sudan

June 19, 2003

2 million killed, In 2003, two Darfur rebel movements- the Sudan Liberation Army and the Justice and Equality Movement , took up arms against the Sudanese government, causing the Sudanese government lead by Omar Al- Bashir, to defensively attack these rebel groups by using their mercenary police force, Janjaweed. However, these men slaughtered, raped and burnt innocent civilians.