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  • Vultures; AP, AFP reporters trash Israel in secret Facebook group

    05/22/2013 1:53:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/13 | Alana Goodman
    A ďsecretĒ Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy. The Israeli government report contests the claim that the IDF killed a Palestinian boy, Muhammad al-Durrah, in a famous 2000 incident in Gaza that helped ignite the Second Intifada. Journalists and activists mocked the report, attacked the IDF, and claimed pro-Israel lobbyists were influencing the media coverage, in a private Facebook group for foreign correspondents...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William ďBillĒ Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, ďEarly Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland SecurityĒ column (1/30/07), that ďÖ this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty workĒ re Iraq. The ďreport,Ē according to Arkin, featured ďa number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Postís most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paperís readers. But from a media perspective, Arkinís role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Postís bloggers Ė lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting ó has had a byline in one of the paperís big, investigative...
  • Group: Human Rights Watch Again Lying About Israel

    12/20/2012 12:59:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/12 | David Lev
    NGO Monitor, which studies the treatment of Israel by supposedly non-affiliated and apolitical volunteer and civic groups, has accused Human Rights Watch (HRW) of once again leveling false charges against Israel. According to NGO Monitor, HRW accused Israel of attacking ďjournalistsĒ in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense, but the charge ďis false both legally and factually, and the timing of this release appears to be a cynical attempt to divert attention from many scandals currently plaguing the organization,Ē NGO Monitor said. "This is yet another example of HRW's systematic lack of credibility and its biased approach to Israel," said...
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • Gadhafi Loyalists Still Battling New Western-backed Rulers in Libya

    10/24/2012 6:22:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 22 October 2012 09:31 | Alex Newman
    Gadhafi Loyalists Still Battling New Western-backed Rulers in Libya Written by Alex Newman A year after the execution of former Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of Western-backed rebels, forces opposed to the new Tripoli-based regime ruling parts of Libya are still fighting on. According to news reports, assorted Libyan militias supposedly aligned with the embattled new government have been shelling the Gadhafi-loyalist stronghold of Bani Walid all weekend in a bid to quash the late dictatorís remaining die-hard supporters. Officials with the new government said the fighting reflected the fact that not all of Libya had been ďliberatedĒ...
  • Let the leaks begin

    10/12/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Snuph · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Vice President Biden doubled down on the bad intelligence excuse in last night's debate when the question of the deaths of American personnel in Libya was raised. Among other stories today, Senator Bob Corker and The Daily Beast's Eli Lake apparently seem to know at lot more about what happened in Benghazi that night than the President and Vice President. Senator Corker will become the senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee next year. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin reports: This week he had extensive meetings with the FBI and intelligence officials on the ground in Benghazi as well as...
  • Migrant workers in Qatar risk forced labour, human rights group says

    06/14/2012 1:33:49 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    AFP - GulfNews ^ | June 13, 2012
    Migrant workers in Qatar risk forced labour, human rights group says Report highlights range of labour issues amid construction boom for 2022 World Cup AFP Published: 00:00 June 13, 2012 Doha: Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday that migrant construction workers in Qatar, which is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, risk serious abuse amounting to Ďforced labourí. ďThe government needs to ensure that the cutting edge, high-tech stadiums itís planning to build for World Cup fans are not built on the backs of abused and exploited workers,Ē said HRW Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson in a...
  • HRW Founder Bernstein Starts "Advancing Human Rights" (denounced the HRW biased organization)

    09/14/2011 8:16:52 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Camera ^ | March, 2011
    March 03, 2011 HRW Founder Bernstein Starts Advancing Human Rights (AHR) Robert Bernstein, the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch who publicly renounced his ties with the organization due to distorted and disproportionate focus on free and open Israel at the expense of the rest of the Middle East -- mostly unfree -- has just launched a new human rights organization, Advancing Human Rights. Why the need for a new organization? Bernstein, 88, explains: Some human rights organizations, like Human Rights Watch, do not condemn incitement to genocide, Arab hate speech being spewed daily in Gaza, particularly, and...
  • In human rights and tolerance, Jewish state far superior in its region

    03/28/2011 6:04:38 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Mar 12, 2011 | Michael Coren
    To: justiceseeker93 Israel stands alone In human rights and tolerance, Jewish state far superior in its regionBy MICHAEL COREN, QMI AgencyLast Updated: March 12, 2011 2:00amI will defend all of my beliefs, but one of the ideas I most proud of is Zionism. No apologies, no hiding, no doubts.Zionism is arguably the most successful example of the restoration of an indigenous people to their rightful homeland in human history. It is a liberation struggle, a story of the creation of a light on a hill, that light being the Jewish state in the Middle East.I write this now in...
  • Islamists' Inhumane "Human rights" System

    03/07/2011 6:40:04 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    Islamists' Inhumane "Human rights" SystemMarch, 2011Erdońüan and the ¬ĎAl-Gaddafi Prize¬í February 28, 2011 12:00 A.M Everything you need to know about the Turkish prime minister, in one act. The slogan of the ¬ďAl-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights¬Ē is, ¬ďAs the sun shines for everyone, freedom is a right for everyone.¬Ē Lovely, no? Especially at a moment when Qaddafi¬ís warplanes are raining down death and destruction on his own subject people, and when foreign mercenaries are brutalizing the population? [...]Past recipients of the prize have included... Louis Farrakhan (1996), Fidel Castro (1998), and Hugo Ch√°vez (2004). But it¬ís the current...
  • Egyptian press attacks U.S.: Assault comes after Washington denies new aid

    08/22/2002 11:52:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 65+ views ^ | Friday, August 23, 2002 | By Jon Dougherty
    Several pro-government Egyptian newspapers and media outlets are attacking the United States following the Bush administration's decision not to increase financial aid to the North African nation. The Egyptian press has attacked U.S. policy and policymakers in the past, usually at low points in the oft-rocky relationship between Washington and Cairo. But the new attacks are particularly vitriolic and have even gone so far as to compare some U.S. officials to Nazi Germany's Third Reich. "[Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld is a new Hitler in America," wrote columnist Kamal Abd Al-Raouf for the government weekly Akhbar Al-Yaum last week, predicting the...
  • Spanish Police Make More al-Qaida Arrests

    09/18/2003 5:25:01 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 272+ views
    AP | 9/18/03
    The Associated Press MADRID, Spain Sept. 18 ó Police have arrested several suspects on orders of a Spanish judge who is investigating al-Qaida links, the government said Thursday, a day after he issued the first known indictment against Osama bin Laden in the Sept. 11 attacks. The Interior Ministry said the arrests were made in the southern region of Andalusia and elsewhere in Spain, but it gave no details. News agencies and the Web site of the El Pais newspaper said three men were detained and that they are linked to Tayssir Alouni, a journalist for the Arabic-language TV station...
  • ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros

    11/17/2010 5:19:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-10
    ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros Against Glenn Beck's Criticism November 16, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein Phone: 212-481-1500 Soros: 1944 (Nazi occupation) ďwas happiest time of my life Ö adventure Ö funĒ The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its concern over the strong criticism that a number of American Jewish leaders and other prominent Jews in recent days have directed at Fox broadcaster, Glenn Beck, for his criticism of Israel/U.S.-basher, financier George Soros, regarding his behavior in Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944. In that year, George Sorosí father...
  • Justice Department on So-called ĒAl Qaeda SevenĒ: We Will Not Participate in An Attempt to Drag.....

    03/03/2010 2:13:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 672+ views
    ustice Department on So-called ĒAl Qaeda SevenĒ: We Will Not Participate in An Attempt to Drag Peopleís Names Through the Mud March 03, 2010 4:19 PM For several weeks, Republican lawmakers and a conservative group have been attacking the Justice Department for refusing to reveal the names of nine officials who have in some way advocated for or represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay. "The administration has made many highly questionable decisions when it comes to national security, " Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a recent statement, arguing that the public has ďa right to know who advises the Attorney...
  • 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer')

    01/09/2011 4:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux
    An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. Although Farhadian was handling unrelated matters in Attorney General Eric Holder's office, a political watchdog group accused Obama of overloading the agency with officials sympathetic to enemy combatants. Their appointments even...
  • Taliban's detention

    01/23/2002 6:22:16 AM PST · by prometheus · 6 replies · 38+ views
    The Jarkarta Post ^ | January 23, 2001 | JOSEPH L. SPARTZ Print January 23, 2002   Taliban's detention The premature and hypocritical concern voiced by otherwise reputable international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch or Amnesty International over detention conditions of Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba is not just utterly misplaced, but outright ridiculous. If given the choice, millions of destitute, hungry and freezing Afghan refugees would gladly change places with Taliban prisoners in their roofed, albeit open-air, wire cage accommodations with three square meals a day, medical attention, sanitary facilities, not to ...
  • Racism in Muslim Turkey

    09/21/2010 2:08:41 PM PDT · by Righting · 10 replies
    Racism in Muslim Turkey Victims of racism in (Muslim) Turkey include: Armenian (Christians), Kurds, Jews and others Shocking Images of Dead Kurdish Fighters: Turkey Accused of Using ...Aug 12, 2010 ... Turkish soldiers on patrol in a Kurdish area of southeastern Turkey: Did the Turkish military use chemical weapons against the PKK? ...,1518,711536,00.html Genocide of the Kurdish Language by Turkey - Part 3. By Dana Berzinjy Turkey uses force in order to make Turks of Kurdish children through education system. By doing this awful act of racism and the genocide of the Kurdish ... Report: Turkey Used Chemical Weapons...
  • Islamofascism in Kashmir and Human Rights Distortion‎

    07/24/2010 4:54:21 AM PDT · by Righting
    The International News Magazine ^ | Jul 14, 2010 | Dr. Om Prakash Sudrania
    Dr. Om Prakash Sudrania: I have been often baffled with the words ďEthicsĒ, ďHuman RightsĒ, ďRights of MinoritiesĒ and such similar foggy expressions; as also the word ďReligionĒ. I have also seen these words being used selectively by the groups with some underlying vested interests to express and hypothesise their own brand of ďHuman RightsĒ maliciously. I saw a similar reason in a report recently and I could not resist my temptation to analyse it. I just saw a Weekly Digest by the Asian Human Rights Commission of Week 27 which enlists a report on India under the caption: Military...
  • ACLU Taps Pros for Gitmo Defense Work

    04/08/2008 5:55:39 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Miami Herald via ^ | 8 April 08 | Unknown
    The American Civil Liberties Union, which for years has scorned the Pentagon's military commissions as "kangaroo courts," has announced that it will mount an effort to provide top civilian defense attorneys for alleged terrorists facing trial at Guantanamo, notably the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Former Attorney General Janet Reno is among top lawyers who have endorsed the $8.5 million effort, which will helpdefray the expenses of civilian defense attorneys working on the terrorism cases. Under the military commissions scheme, the Pentagon will not reimburse volunteer civilian attorneys for their expenses. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero...
  • Human Rights Watch Still Embroiled In Pro-Terrorism Scandal

    03/28/2010 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 155+ views
    The Lid/Sunday Times ^ | 3/28/10 | The Lid
    Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a perennial target of this site. This supposed "Human Rights" Group is famous for inventing and/or twisting facts to slander Israel and at times the United States. They tend to only rely on Palestinian sources without bothering to verify their accuracy. HRW has a simple strategy, Advocacy not Accuracy. HRW is famous for inventing and/or twisting facts to slander Israel. They tend to only rely on Palestinian sources and never bother to verify. HRW refuses to recognize terrorist attacks against Israel as provocative. For example, in Jan 2008, Joe Stork of HRW wrote a 34...
  • George Soros and America's Coming Election Crisis (Part 1)

    07/16/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 109 replies · 12,902+ views ^ | July 16, 2004 | Richard Poe
    <p>IF YOU ENJOYED the election crisis of 2000, youíre going to love what Democrat leaders are cooking up for November.</p> <p>"George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party," charges Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson. (2) Some might dismiss Miss Iverson's comment as hyberbole. However, Soros' massive soft-money contributions have indisputably given him power over Democrat strategy.</p>
  • (HRW) Rights Watchdog, Lost in the Mideast

    10/20/2009 11:48:40 PM PDT · by anglian · 12 replies · 314+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | October 19, 2009 | ROBERT L. BERNSTEIN
    AS the founder of Human Rights Watch, its active chairman for 20 years and now founding chairman emeritus, I must do something that I never anticipated: I must publicly join the groupís critics. Human Rights Watch had as its original mission to pry open closed societies, advocate basic freedoms and support dissenters. But recently it has been issuing reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict that are helping those who wish to turn Israel into a pariah state.
  • Rights Group (Human Rights Watch) Assailed for Analystís Nazi Collection

    09/15/2009 6:38:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 635+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2009 | John Schwartz
    A leading human rights group has suspended its senior military analyst following revelations that he is an avid collector of Nazi memorabilia. The group, Human Rights Watch, had initially thrown its full support behind the analyst, Marc Garlasco, when the news of his hobby came out last week. On Monday night, the group shifted course and suspended him with pay, ďpending an investigation,Ē said Carroll Bogert, the groupís associate director. ďWe have questions about whether we have learned everything we need to know,Ē she said. The suspension comes at a time of heightened tension between, on one side, the new...
  • Human Rights Watch Suspends Nazi Loving Israel Investigator

    09/15/2009 4:47:14 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 291+ views
    NGO Monitor/The Lid ^ | 9/15/09 | The Lid
    Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a perennial target of this site. The "Human Rights" Group is famous for inventing and/or twisting facts to slander Israel. They tend to only rely on Palestinian sources and never bother to verify. HRW has a simple strategy, Advocacy not Accuracy. Last week it was discovered that HRW military expert, Marc Garlasco the man responsible for many of the bogus Anti-Israel reports, is a big fan of Nazi memorabilia, he has a giant collection. At first HRW didn't think that this was an issue, but last night they announce that the Nazi loving Israel investigator...
  • 'HRW expert collects Nazi memorabilia'

    09/09/2009 11:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1,412+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/9/09 | HERB KEINON
    Human Rights Watch's employment of a man who trades and collects Nazi memorabilia as its "senior military expert" is a "new low" for the organization that frequently criticizes Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's policy director Ron Dermer said Wednesday. Netanyahu's policy director,... "I thought that nothing could top a human rights organization trying to raise money in Saudi Arabia, but I was apparently wrong," said Dermer, referring to HRW's fundraising efforts in the kingdom earlier this year, using its reports against Israel as a sales pitch. "A war crimes investigator who is an avid collector and trader in Nazi memorabilia...
  • Afghan president chooses warlord as running mate (HRW shrieks, Karzai recycles 1st VeeP)

    05/04/2009 1:28:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/4/09 | Jason Straziuso and Rahim Faiez - ap
    KABUL Ė President Hamid Karzai chose a powerful warlord accused of rights abuses as one of his vice presidential running mates on Monday, hours before leaving for meetings in Washington with President Barack Obama and Pakistan's president. The selection of Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a top commander in the militant group Jamiat-e-Islami during Afghanistan's 1990s civil war, drew immediate criticism from human rights groups.

    01/07/2009 5:16:57 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 497+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 1/7/09 | Yidwithlid
    Hamas' use of the children and other innocents as human shields at the UN school got it desired effect yesterday. They they fired mortars on Israeli troops, the troops returned the fire, and dozens of civilians died or were injured, along with the terrorists. There is a library full of evidence proving it isn't the first time Hamas has used innocents as human shields. Hamas built armories in the basements of Mosques and schools, private homes and hospitals. They create their bunkers and weapons factories in crowded neighborhoods. All of this "construction" was done out in the public. Under the...
  • Anti Human 'Palestinian' Arabs use of 'Human rights' organizations

    10/25/2008 3:48:54 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 171+ views
    The Anti Human 'Palestinian' Arabs use of 'Human rights' organizations † One of the propaganda tools the Arab "Palestinians" have been using to further its goals of eradicating the mostly non-Muslim / non-Arab entity Israel, was/is the use of international "human rights" organizations. † The demoization of Israel that dares to fight for its survival as a 'bad guy' has been since the 1970's well oil-ed by Saudi Arabia and other filthy rich Arab tycoons that never seem to have an iota of sympathy for the Arab 'Palestinian' brethren and their situation, instead they†rather shed its billions to destructive...
  • Abu Ghraib-i-fying America's Schools

    08/21/2008 10:04:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 212+ views ^ | August 21, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The citizens of the world who hate America are going to love the latest agitprop released this week by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. In a document titled "A Violent Education: Corporal Punishment of Children in U.S. Public Schools," the left-wing groups seek to paint a horrifying portrait of the nation's classrooms as Abu Ghraib-like torture chambers. The report compiles sob stories of students humiliated after being disciplined by school officials for unruliness, and claims that minority students are "disproportionately targeted" for punishment. Citing international law and threatening lawsuits, Human Rights Watch and the ACLU are...
  • Russia accused of dropping cluster bombs on Georgian civilians

    08/15/2008 5:27:48 AM PDT · by tlb · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Times ^ | Aug 15, 2008 | Nico Hines
    Russian military aircraft have deployed controversial and indiscriminately deadly cluster bombs on civilian areas of Georgia according to an international rights group. Human Rights Watch, which is based in New York, said today that it has obtained evidence proving that the weapons, which were banned by more than 100 countries in May, have killed at least 11 people so far during the conflict in the Caucasus. Human Rights Watch said Russian aircraft dropped RBK-250 cluster bombs, each containing 30 PTAB 2.5M submunitions or bomblets, on the town of Ruisi in the Kareli district of Georgia on August 12, 2008 killing...
  • Libya denies opposition prisoner in ailing health

    02/25/2008 4:15:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/25/08 | AFP
    TRIPOLI (AFP) - The Kadhafi Foundation denied a report by Human Rights Watch that it was holding a Libyan political prisoner whose health was deteriorating on Monday, as AFP was allowed to visit the detainee. HRW called at the end of January for the immediate and unconditional release of opposition figure Fathi al-Jahmi, 66, who has been held since 2004 after criticising the regime of Libya's leader Moamer Kadhafi. It said he was seriously ill and needed urgent medical treatment. But Salah Abdessalem of the Foundation, a charity headed by Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, said he was "suprised" by the...
  • CIA Held Al-Qaeda Suspect Secretly [7/7 London Mastermind]

    04/27/2007 9:10:45 PM PDT · by jdm · 32 replies · 809+ views
    Wash. Post ^ | April 28, 2007 | Dafna Linzer
    An Iraqi man accused of being a key aide to Osama bin Laden and a top leader of al-Qaeda was arrested late last year on his way to Iraq and handed over to the CIA, the Pentagon announced yesterday, in what became the first secret overseas detention since President Bush acknowledged the existence of such a program last September. -snip- He spent 15 years in Afghanistan as a trainer and planner beginning in the early 1990s, the Pentagon said. Before leaving his home country to join al-Qaeda's Islamic movement, al-Iraqi served in Saddam Hussein's military, rising to the rank of...
  • Group Seeks Fate of Terror Suspects

    02/27/2007 12:31:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 319+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/27/7 | KATHERINE SHRADER
    A human rights group is asking President Bush to disclose the fates of all terror suspects held since 2001, including at least 16 it believes have been locked up in secret CIA facilities. Human Rights Watch said it compiled a report about the 16, whose whereabouts are unknown, along with 22 others possibly held by the CIA, based on interviews with former detainees, press reports and other sources. The report ó "Ghost Prisoner: Two Years in Secret CIA Detention" ó includes an accounting from Marwan Jabour, a Palestinian who says he was held incommunicado for more than two years by...
  • Saudi Arabia: Despite Restrictions, Visit Uncovers Abuses (can't even criticize the evil "kingdom")

    02/16/2007 12:02:15 PM PST · by PRePublic · 316+ views
    Reuters ^ | 16 Feb 2007
    Saudi Arabia: Despite Restrictions, Visit Uncovers Abuses 16 Feb 2007 17:11:40 GMT Source: Human Rights Watch Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author's alone. Alert Me | Printable view | Email this article | RSS [-] Text [+] (New York, February 17, 2007) ? The Saudi government signaled a new willingness to discuss domestic human rights by inviting Human Rights Watch to the kingdom, but authorities also blocked access to trials and places of detention, Human Rights Watch said today. During Human...
  • ĎGulagí leak from CIA men

    11/05/2005 5:03:30 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 35 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 11/05/05 | Tony Allen-Mills
    EASTERN European countries were yesterday scrambling to distance themselves from the CIA as officials in Washington searched for the source of an embarrassing leak that exposed a programme of secret jails for terrorist detainees. Claims that the CIA has been hiding prominent Al-Qaeda members at a so-called ďblack siteĒ facility in eastern Europe have prompted angry denials from Romania, Poland and Albania. As details emerged yesterday of CIA flights to remote military airfields in northeast Poland and southeast Romania, George W Bushís administration ordered an internal inquiry into how classified data was leaked to The Washington Post and Human Rights...
  • Death For A Dictator (How Iraqi Courts Delivered Swift Justice Over Anti-DP Left Protests Alert)

    12/28/2006 4:27:28 AM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 762+ views ^ | 12/28/2006 | Jacob Laskin
    Let us now praise the Iraqi legal system. Scorned by international watchdog organizations and self-credentialed legal minds since its establishment in 2003 as a newly independent institution, it has now done something that the international communityís premier courts have consistently failed to do: punished, in a reasonable timeframe, a mass murderer and delivered justice to his victims. Back in November, it may be recalled, Iraq's High Tribunal judged Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 massacre of 148 Shiíites in the city of Dujail. Initial concerns about an interminable appeals process have...
  • IRAQ: U.S. Troops Arrest Relative of Al-Douri

    02/04/2004 12:07:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 231+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | : February 04, 2004 at 11:55:16 PST | CHRIS BRUMMITT AP
    U.S. Troops Arrest Relative of Al-DouriBy CHRIS BRUMMITTASSOCIATED PRESS TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) - U.S. troops arrested a relative of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, and believe he may help in the hunt for the most senior former regime figure still at large, a U.S. officer said Wednesday. The man, who was not identified, was arrested late Tuesday in a raid in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, said Lt. Col. Steven Russell, who led the operation. Russell described the suspect as a "close relative" of al-Douri, who was the vice chairman of the Baath Party's Revolutionary Command Council and a longtime confidant of Saddam....
  • Saddam genocide trial risks being unfair: group

    08/18/2006 1:57:05 AM PDT · by james500 · 11 replies · 334+ views
    Reuters via ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | none of our business!
    Aug 18, 2006 ó BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi court which will hold Saddam Hussein's second trial next week, on charges of genocide against the Kurds, has proven it is incapable of holding fair hearings, a human rights group said on Friday. "Based on extensive observations of the tribunal's conduct of its first trial Ö Human Rights Watch believes that the Iraqi High Tribunal is presently incapable of fairly and effectively trying a genocide case," the group said.
  • Israel Asks U.S. to Ship Rockets With Wide Blast-State Department seeks to delay supply

    08/11/2006 5:59:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 47 replies · 3,215+ views
    IMRA ^ | 8-11-06
    Clip and save] State Department seeks to delay supply of M-26 artillery rockets to Israel Israel Asks U.S. to Ship Rockets With Wide Blast By DAVID S. CLOUD The New York TImes August 11, 2006 &en=4887d0ebeb1cdf33&ei=5094&partner=homepage WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 - Israel has asked the Bush administration to speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions, which it could use to strike Hezbollah missile sites in Lebanon, two American officials said Thursday. The request for M-26 artillery rockets, which are fired in barrages and carry hundreds of grenade-like bomblets that scatter and explode over a broad area, is...
  • The Strange Morality of Human Rights (of Human Rights Watch)

    08/04/2006 3:44:04 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 3 replies · 331+ views ^ | August 4, 2006 | P. David Hornik
    There were two kinds of people who reacted with instant condemnation to the news of Israelís strike on the building at Qana. One kind consisted of Arabs and Muslims who grew up in authoritarian countries or social frameworks and mostly had been indoctrinated in hatred of Israel and Jews. The other kind consisted of people who grew up in free and tolerant frameworks in democratic countries and supposedly absorbed ideals regarding fairness and evidence.
  • Human Rights Watch Targets israel

    07/25/2006 4:51:04 PM PDT · by John Carey · 5 replies · 283+ views
    On Line Opinion, Australia ^ | July 26, 2006 | On Line Opinion Staff
    "Such tunnel vision towards its political goal not only undermines HRW's credibility as a defender of human rights, but also feeds the process of anti-Israel demonisation. Until it relinquishes its extremist political program with respect to Israel, and recognises the difference between terrorists and sovereign democratic states, HRW will continue to fuel the conflict that it condemns with such vigour."
  • The "expert" who blames Israel of Gaza beach blast

    06/15/2006 4:17:11 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 171+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | June 14 2006 | Ed Lasky
    The "expert" who blames Israel of Gaza beach blast From Haaretz:¬† ‚ÄĚ...the British newspaper The Independent on Wednesday quoted a former Pentagon ‚Äúbattle damage expert,‚ÄĚ who visited the site of the incident, as saying that ‚Äúall the evidence points‚ÄĚ to a ‚Äú155mm Israeli land-based artillery shell‚ÄĚ as the cause of the blast. ‚ÄúAccording to the report, Marc Garlasco also called for an independent inquiry into the deaths, saying that physical evidence, including shell fragments, shrapnel and the type of injuries ‚Äėmade Israeli shelling easily the likeliest cause.‚Äô‚ÄĚ His background? From Mother Jones: Marc Garlasco is the senior military analyst at...
  • Washington Post Leaks More National Security Secrets

    01/30/2006 12:48:38 PM PST · by Sam Hill · 39 replies · 2,961+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | January 30, 2006 | N/A
    Tired of seeing the New York Times getting all the headlines with their treason, the Washington Post has decided to join in the fun of betraying its country's most vital national secrets.This self-styled military expert, William Arkin, must surely be aware it is a gross and illegal violation of national security to release code names. (Ask Kissinger about "Umbra.") Of course that didn't stop him from writing a book that does just that a year ago, either.In fact, Mr. Arkin considers himself more of an activist than a journalist. (Not that there is any discernible difference in our one party...
  • Iran: Top Ministers Implicated in Serious Abuses

    12/15/2005 4:52:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 408+ views
    Human RIghts Watch ^ | December 15, 2005
    Iran: Top Ministers Implicated in Serious Abuses (New York, December 15, 2005) Ė Iranís new Minister of Interior is implicated in grave human rights violations over the past two decades, possibly including crimes against humanity in connection with the massacre of thousands of political prisoners, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. Human Rights Watch also said that the new Minister of Information should be investigated for his possible involvement in a dissidentís killing. The briefing paper, Ministers of Murder: Iranís New Security Cabinet, details credible allegations that Minister of Interior Mustafa Pour-Mohammadi and Minister of Information...
  • Poland was main CIA centre in Europe, says rights body

    12/09/2005 12:24:17 PM PST · by lizol · 16 replies · 411+ views
    Poland was main CIA centre in Europe, says rights body 09/12/2005 - 5:03:52 PM A Human Rights Watch investigator said Poland was the CIAís main centre to detain terrorist suspects in Europe at clandestine prisons, a Polish newspaper reported today. Polandís leaders continue vigorously to deny any involvement. Marc Garlasco, a senior military analyst with the rights organisation, was quoted by Polandís Gazeta Wyborcza as saying Human Rights Watch had documents corroborating its case about Poland, and showing Romania was a transit point for moving prisoners. ďPoland was the main base of interrogating prisoners and Romania was more of a...
  • EU investigator seeks data on CIA planes (Who Leaked to Human Rights Watch?)

    11/23/2005 7:59:33 AM PST · by Stultis · 23 replies · 901+ views
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | 22 November 2005 | JAN SLIVA
    EU investigator seeks data on CIA planesJAN SLIVAAssociated Press PARIS - The head of an investigation into alleged secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe said Tuesday he was checking 31 suspect planes that landed in Europe in recent years and was trying to acquire past satellite images of sites in Romania and Poland.If the European probe uncovers evidence of covert facilities, the potential impact ranges from major embarrassment for the United States to political turmoil in countries that might have participated, even unwittingly. Countries found housing secret detention centers also could be suspended or expelled from the 46-member Council...
  • CIA Makes Referral to Justice Department on Secret Prisons Story

    11/08/2005 5:52:19 PM PST · by aculeus · 50 replies · 1,551+ views
    Tampa Bay On Line (AP) ^ | November 8, 2005 | By Katherine Shrader Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA took the first step toward a criminal investigation of a leak of possibly classified information on secret prisons to The Washington Post, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The agency's general counsel sent a report to the Justice Department about the Post story, which reported the existence of secret U.S. detention centers for suspected terrorists in Eastern Europe. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue deals with classified information, said the referral was made shortly after the Nov. 2 story. The leak investigation into the disclosure of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame's...
  • Human Rights Abuses Inside the MEK Camps in Iraq

    09/23/2005 3:20:35 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 817+ views
    I. Summary The Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) is an armed Iranian opposition group that was formed in 1965. An urban guerrilla group fighting against the government of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, it was an active participant in the anti-monarchy struggle that resulted in the 1979 Iranian revolution.1 After the revolution, the MKO expanded its organizational infrastructure and recruited many new members. However it was excluded from participating in power sharing arrangements, and the new revolutionary government under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini forced it underground after it instigated an armed uprising against the government in June 1981. The majority of its...
  • A dying man's cry for freedom in Iran (must read)

    08/10/2005 5:59:15 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 27 replies · 654+ views ^ | August 10, 2005 | Max Boot of LA Times
    THE HEADLINES out of Tehran concern the predictable failure of yet another round of farcical negotiations designed to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program. Meanwhile, a much more dramatic story is unfolding with much less attention. Investigative journalist Akbar Ganji has been on a hunger strike since June 11 to protest his unwarranted imprisonment over the last five years for the crime of criticizing the theocratic thugs who have hijacked his country. Recently, he has been moved from prison to a hospital, where he is said to be at death's door. His condition is so perilous that even his advocate ó...