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The REAL COLOMBIA SCANDAL: When Bedding Prostitutes Is Worse Than Crimes Against Humanity | GlobalResearch.org

Get caught with a hooker in your hotel room and it’s a firing offense; get caught desecrating the corpses of dead Afghans and – nothing. Two scandals emerging this week involving immoral conduct of US Secret Service and military personnel reveal starkly different reactions and priorities among the American ruling elite. Revelations from Colombia that up to 21 Secret Service ...

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NATO’S Craven Coverup of Its Libyan Bombing | Counterpunch

Ten days into the uprising in Benghazi, Libya, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council established the International Commission of Inquiry on Libya. The purpose of the Commission was to “investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in Libya.” The broad agenda was to establish the facts of the violations and crimes and to take such actions as to ...

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Pan Africanists and the International Criminal Court | Pambazuka

What lessons for the future of peace and justice? The recent news of the prayer meetings being held across Kenya by aspiring presidential candidates and the genocidal language being used in these political rallies are so morally repulsive that decent human beings in all parts of the world must pay attention. If abusing the idea of prayer and spiritual reflection ...

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Syrian regime accused of crimes against humanity by UN | The Guardian

The UN has accused the Syrian regime of “crimes against humanity” – including the use of snipers against small children – and has drawn up a list of senior officials who should face investigation, reportedly including President Bashar al-Assad. The UN report was delivered as two journalists injured in the attack that killed Sunday Times reporter Marie Colvin and French ...

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Guatemala: Ex dictador to face genocide charges | Times Union

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The defense lawyer for former dictator Efrain Rios Montt said Friday that a judge violated due process when she issued unprecedented genocide charges against Rios Montt for conduct during Guatemala’s bloody civil war. Danilo Rodriguez Galvez said Judge Carol Patricia Flores was supposed to issue her decision only after hearing testimony on allegations that Rios Montt ...

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Bahrain inquiry accuses security forces of brutality and torture | guardian.co.uk

Bahrain’s western-backed security forces used “excessive force” and torture during the crackdown on the Pearl revolution this year, according to an official report [PDF] published as new protests erupted. King Hamad Al Khalifa welcomed the report by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and pledged reforms. However, he ignored its finding that Iran was not involved in unrest in the ...

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UN probes crimes against humanity in Ivory Coast | AFP

UN investigators said Friday they had found evidence of possible crimes against humanity by forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s ex-president Laurent Gbagbo and followers of his successor Alassane Ouattara. “The commission concluded that during the period examined, several serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law were committed by different actors; some could constitute crimes against humanity and war ...

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ICC prosecutor seeks arrest of Gaddafi | AlertNet

The International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday requested arrest warrants for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and the country’s spy chief on charges of crimes against humanity. Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said civilians were attacked in their homes, demonstrations were repressed using live ammunition, heavy artillery was used against funeral processions and snipers placed to kill those leaving mosques ...

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