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DGI Brief - May 17, 2016

Good morning, everyone. Today's top 5 news on global issues are from #Iraq #Afghanistan #France #Myanmar and #SaudiArabia

  • AFGHANISTAN: The attack on MSF hospital in Kunduz was deemed human error by US military who made ‘condolence payments’ of $6,000 for dead & $3,000 for wounded victims. MSF urges these amounts are inadequate. DoD paid $5.7 million to Afghan government to rebuild the hospital. Meanwhile, heavy spring offensive has displaced more than 22,400 people in Kunduz.

  • FRANCE: Despite state of emergency and violence, protests allowed as a fundamental right.

  • MYANMAR: The new government, full of dissidents including the leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s, has freed hundreds of political prisoners & activists, but is criticized for weak draft amendment of the Peaceful Assembly Act. The law would still fully restrict and penalize non-violent demonstrations.

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