Matt Shea Human Rights Timeline - 3

  • Armenian Massacre

    Armenian Massacre
    Ottoman government's systematic extermination of the minority Armenian. The able bodies male population were used for labor and the rest of the population was sent to the Syrian Desert for extermination. The estimated death total is 1 and 1.5 milllion Armenian people.
  • Soviet Purges

    Soviet Purges
    In Soviet Russia, Joseph Stalin appoints Nikolai Yezhov as head of the Communist Secret Police. As his first order in his new position Yezhov arrests all the leading political figures that were critical of Stalin. The figures were restlessly interogated for a week until they gave in and agreed to his charges.
  • Rape of Nanjing

    Rape of Nanjing
    A mass murder and war rape that occured during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanking. Thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered by Japanese soldiers. Widespread rape and looting also occured.
  • German Holocaust

    German Holocaust
    Mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews during World War II led by Adolf Hitler of Nazi Germany. Of the nine million Jews who had lived in Europe during the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds were killed.
  • Apartheid in South Africa

    Apartheid in South Africa
    The apartheid was a system of racial segregation that was put into effect by the National Party government, who was elected to power in 1948, which is when the apartheid was put into effect. It was a system used for "White Supremacy" and the Afrikaaner minority ruled the majority.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    During the Vietnam War,U.S. soldiers killed 300 unarmed Vietnamese women, children, and elderly people. War crimes were charged against 30 soldiers.
  • Uganda under Idi Admin

    Uganda under Idi Admin
    In Uganda, Idi Admin creates new policies that devastated the Ugandan economy such as the removal of all Asians and the nationalisation of business and industry. Wages for workers decreased by 90% in less then 10 years.
  • Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge

    Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge
    A group of communists who ran Cambodia during the 1960s and 1970s. They attempted to reform the country in many ways leading the deaths of thousands. Agricultural reforms led to major famine and the self-sufficiency policy established caused deaths of many due to starvation and a lack of medicine.
  • Missing People during Dirty War

    Missing People during Dirty War
    The Dirty War started after Juan Peron died, and it was a period when there was terrorism and guerilla warfare. Between 1976 and 1982, over 15,000 went "missing" and over 5,000 were identified as murdered by the country. An estimation of over 30,000 were effected by this. In 1977, the "Madres de al plaza" was a group of mothers of the lost ones, who demanded to know where they were.
  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    Saddam Hussein was elected to power on July 16,1979, and served until April 9, 2003. In March 2003, he was declared war on by America when George W. Bush declared that he had weapons of mass destruction. He was captured on Decemebr 13,2003 and was put on trial for the 1982 mass-killing of 148 Shi'ites and was sentenced to death on December 30, 2006.
  • Sierra Leone and child soldiers

    Sierra Leone and child soldiers
    Children were captured from their homes as young as age 6, to train to become killing machines in the Sierra Leone Civil Revolutionary War. The rebel side stole children and desensitized them, to help fight with them in the war.
  • Somalia Civil War

    Somalia Civil War
    A civil war broke out in Somalia due to it being a very poor country, and there were human right violations because of a unstable economy and political situation. Also, the war was started by competition for political influence between major power groups. There have been over 500,000 casualties in the past 22 years. The war is still on going until this day.
  • Genocide in Bosnia

    Genocide in Bosnia
    In Bosnia republic, there was conflict between the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims that resulted in the genocide by the Serbs against the Muslims.
  • Rwanda Genocide

    Rwanda Genocide
    After the assassination of Juvenal Habyariamana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, Hutu groups conducted mass killings of the Tutsis people. Over 500,000 people were killed which was 20% of the entire country's population. This was because of tensions between the minority and the rest of people caused by the power they held over the country.
  • Augusto Pinochet

    Augusto Pinochet
    Pinochet was a powerful dicatator in 1973, then changed his power over to a democracy in 1990. In 1998, on October 10th, he was arrested in London because he was connected to many human right allegations, embezelment and tax evasion.
  • Darufr Conflict

    Darufr Conflict
    In Early 2003, the struggle in the western Sudanese region of Darfur for land and power became an big conflict between Sudanese government forces and rebel groups protesting the marginalization of the region's black African ethnic groups by tyhe Muslim central government.