"What is Genocide?"
Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial, or religious group such as:
* Killing members of the group.
* Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group.
* Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.
* Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Genocide does not only involve direct violence. It can involve creating conditions -such as starvation- that will kill people. It is usually committed by a government or a group of individuals with political power.
of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
The Eastern Congo has not been considered genocide, but, crimes against humanity.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) defines
crimes against humanity as:
- forcible transfer of population
- imprisonment in violation of international law
- persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity
- forced disappearances
- inhumane acts which intentionally cause great suffering or serious injury when they are:
"committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack."
At least 200,000 cases of sexual violence have been recorded in eastern DRC since 1996, according to the UN. Across the country, an estimated 2.1 million people have been displaced by conflict, including about 538,880 in South Kivu Province and 1,130,000 in North Kivu.
Darfur is our current genocide, by most countries, the United States agrees it is a genocide. The Arab Muslims want to rid the country of the Black Muslims. President Omar al Bashir of Sudan denies his army is killing people or that he is involved with the Janjaweed. His land is filled with oil, value to some countries denying genocide. He lies, steal's from his people as they are starving and 2.5 million have fled to IDP's Camps in Chad. He's wanted for war crimes against humanity, pillaging villages, raping, women, girls and boys. We the people, can put enough pressure, by writing letters, signing petitions and speaking, tell your neighbors and friends to get involved. Stop the violence. This is a very dangerous man, and he must be locked up forever, or given a sex change and sent back to his own country as a woman. I like that one very much.
China's government, big country, lots of economic value to the world. So we just turn away and pretend it's not happening. Wake up Governments, do something to STOP the VIOLENCE. Why did you lie to us when you said "NEVER AGAIN"? The most powerful people in the world can stop this, but, they sit at big tables, talking, having expensive dinners, and wine. Then they comprise, they make a deal, no solution. They are a part of the problem not the solution. We NEED a solution, we WANT a solution, there MUST be a solution. With any problem there IS a solution, it's called take ACTION.