Posts tagged with ‘Amnesty International’

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The Mavi Marmara A Re-Examination of Israel’s Use of Deadly Force

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The Mavi Marmara A Maritime Incident A Re-Examination of Israel’s Use of Deadly Force Clive Hambidge This paper concerns itself in the main with the case of the Mavi Marmara referred to the International Criminal Court by the Union of the Comoros following the murders of 9 civilians aboard the humanitarian ship which was flying […]

Torture and Abuse in Libya

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Torture and Abuse in Libya Stephen Lendman NATO’s alleged “responsibility to protect” was subterfuge. Months of terror bombings left Libya a charnel house. Africa’s most developed country was ravaged. Tens of thousands were killed, multiples more injured, and millions left on their own sink or swim. When is war not war? It’s when mass killing […]

Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring

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Rights Group Slams Governments For “Double Standard” on Arab Spring William Fisher Predicting that the current Middle East unrest would continue through 2012, Amnesty International is slamming Western governments for their tepid responses to peaceful protests, for their “double standard,” and for being more concerned with preserving their political and economic interests than with the […]

News: Gibson (Detainee) Inquiry scrapped

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News: Gibson (Detainee) Inquiry scrapped London Guantánamo Campaign The inquiry into over a dozen allegations of British intelligence forces’ complicity in torture abroad, announced by the government in July 2010 (and whose guidelines were published in September 2011), is due to be scrapped pending criminal investigations into British collusion in the “rendition” of two Libyan […]

Close the Guantánamo Gulag

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 Close the Guantánamo Gulag Marjorie Cohn Travelers to Cuba and music lovers are familiar with the song “Guantanamera” – literally, the girl from Guantánamo. With lyrics by José Martí, the father of Cuban independence, Guantanamera is probably the most widely known Cuban song. But Guantánamo is even more famous now for its US military prison. […]

CASE: European Court of Human Rights Blocks Deportation to Jordan

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CASE: European Court of Human Rights Blocks Deportation to Jordan The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) today handed down its judgment in the case of Othman v United Kingdom (2012), ruling that the UK cannot deport Omar Othman (Abu Qatada) to Jordan. Although diplomatic assurances between the two countries could ensure his […]

Saving Sergeant Shalit, Condemning Palestinians to Torture and Children to Imprisonment

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Saving Sergeant Shalit, Condemning Palestinians to Torture and Children to Imprisonment Clive Hambidge A boy soldier returns home to assuage the ‘righteous indignation’ of Israel, no longer “sensitive [even] to its image of democracy.”   Palestinian soldiers and civilians of no blame, who were incarcerated and held in Israeli prisons for resisting the brutal occupation of […]