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Center’s Steve Ross in Asia Times: The world is failing the Rohingya

Monday, August 24, 2020

The brutality that began in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25, 2017, marked a crescendo in a decades-long, state-led campaign of physical and structural violence, discriminatory policies and practices, and dehumanizing hate speech targeting the Rohingya. In just a few weeks, the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s military is known, murdered thousands of Rohingya civilians, torched hundreds of villages,Read the full article »

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Governor Bill Richardson – Peterson Zah COVID-19 Navajo Families Relief Fund Announces Grant for Intensive Care Doctor in Gallup, New Mexico

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020, Today, the Governor Richardson – Peterson Zah COVID-19 Navajo Families Relief Fund announced a $10,000 donation to the Western Health Foundation. This donation will be used to contribute to the salary of a new Intensive Care specialty doctor for the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital (RMCH) in Gallup, New Mexico. RMCH is experiencing an influx of COVID-19Read the full article »

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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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One Year Later, Rohingya Still Needs Help and Needs to Be Heard

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

THE HILL OP-ED, BY FORMER GOV. BILL RICHARDSON (D-N.M.), 08/27/18 02:30 PM EDT  In the long history of violence and discrimination directed against the Rohingya —  a Muslim minority group from Myanmar — Aug. 25 is an especially dark date. Over one year ago, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, a Rohingya militant group, launched coordinated attacks onRead the full article »

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Gov. Richardson OpEd: Death Penalty — A Fatal, Inhuman Practice that Discriminates Against the Poor

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

We celebrate today the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty. As of today, 105 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. In the past 25 years, 60 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes and the number of states that carry out executions has fallen by nearly half. But itRead the full article »

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Statement From Gov. Bill Richardson on the News of Otto Warmbier’s Passing

Monday, June 19, 2017

New York, NY — Former Congressman, U.N. Ambassador, Energy Secretary, and Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson issued the following statement after the news that Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American released from a North Korean prison last week, passed away this afternoon. “All of us at The Richardson Center for Global Engagement send our thoughts andRead the full article »

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Press Page: Otto Warmbier Release and Health Condition

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6/12/2017 Having worked for a year and a half on the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korean prison, Governor Richardson answers questions from the worldwide community upon his return. Gov. Richardson namely laments the fact that Otto has been in a coma, and disputes the North Korean story for how his health declined. He discussesRead the full article »

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Gov. Richardson Op-Ed: I Carried Out the Death Penalty as a Governor. I Hope Others Put it to Rest

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Washington Post Op-ed: Bill Richardson, June 13 at 6:00 AM Capital punishment is unfair, ineffective and hurts the states that continue the practice. I’ve always viewed it a sign of wisdom to demonstrate the ability to change your mind — that goes double if you’re an elected official. As New Mexico’s governor in 2009, I changedRead the full article »

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Richardson Op-Ed: This Act Will Hold Corrupt Regimes Accountable for Their Crimes

Monday, June 5, 2017

In 2008, attorney Sergei Magnitsky blew the whistle on a massive corruption scheme in his native Russia. He soon found himself detained on retaliatory tax fraud charges. Dispatched to a Soviet-era prison where he was beaten and otherwise abused, eventually he died from lack of medical attention. Two years later, congressional outrage at the whistleblower’sRead the full article »

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Richardson Center Statement on Gambian Elections

Friday, December 2, 2016

RICHARDSON CENTER CONGRATULATES GAMBIA ON HISTORIC ELECTIONS, CALLS FOR RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS, INCLUDING AMERICAN FANTA JAWARA The Richardson Center for Global Engagement congratulates the Gambian people and President-elect Adama Barrow on yesterday’s successful election. This is an historic election for the Gambian people and a significant milestone for Gambian democracy. We call on President Yahya Jammeh to respect theRead the full article »

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