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  • U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator

    05/06/2013 5:12:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.
  • O'KEEFE VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION: YOUNG MAN OFFERED (AG) HOLDER'S BALLOT

    04/09/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 9, 2012
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that there is no proof that in-person voter fraud is a problem. He's about to see proof that even he can't deny.In a new video (below) provided to Breitbart.com, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates why Holder should stop attacking voter ID laws--by walking into Holder’s voting precinct and showing the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s primary ballot. Literally. The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year--April 3, 2012--and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly...
  • Detained Belarusian Investigator Hospitalized

    08/08/2010 9:56:22 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    MINSK -- A jailed senior state prosecutor who was investigating corruption among State Security Committee (KGB) officials has been sent to a KGB hospital for an examination, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports. Svyatlana Baykova was arrested five months ago while investigating corruption among high-ranking KGB personnel. She has been held in pretrial detention in Minsk since March. Mikhail Vouchak, Baykova's lawyer, told journalists today that she was suffering from kidney failure and her condition is "critical." Baykova was on a hunger strike for several days in June. Vouchak said he hopes that after the medical examination Baykova will either be transferred...
  • Ship lost for more than 150 years is recovered

    07/28/2010 5:53:50 PM PDT · by dware · 19 replies · 2+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/28/2010 | AP via Yahoo
    TORONTO Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.
  • UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless (Bawney Fwank's fault?)

    11/12/2009 6:01:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 520+ views
    Guardian ^ | 11/12/09 | Chris McGreal
    UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homelessUN special rapporteur says wealthy US ignoring deepening homeless crisis while pumping billions into bank rescues Chris McGreal in Los Angeles guardian.co.uk, Thursday 12 November 2009 15.12 GMT A United Nations special investigator who was blocked from visiting the US by the Bush administration has accused the American government of pouring billions of dollars into rescuing banks and big business while treating as "invisible" a deepening homeless crisis. Raquel Rolnik, the UN special rapporteur for the right to adequate housing, who has just completed a seven-city tour of America, said it was...
  • UN investigator warns US on use of drones (targeted executions may violate international law)

    10/27/2009 7:53:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 164 replies · 5,327+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/09 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS A U.N. human rights investigator warned the United States Tuesday that its use of unmanned warplanes to carry out targeted executions may violate international law. Philip Alston said that unless the Obama administration explains the legal basis for targeting particular individuals and the measures it is taking to comply with international humanitarian law which prohibits arbitrary executions, "it will increasingly be perceived as carrying out indiscriminate killings in violation of international law." Alston, the U.N. Human Rights Council's investigator on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions, raised the issue of U.S. Predator drones in a report to the...
  • UN Investigator Stands by Nazi Comparison

    04/08/2008 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 115+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | April 8, '08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) United Nations investigator Richard Falk said Tuesday in an interview with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) that he stood by a statement he made in 2007 comparing Israel to Nazi Germany. He said his provocative remark was meant to raise awareness of the suffering of Gaza Arabs. If the remark had been made regarding Sudans treatment of Darfur, where hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions forced out of their homes, I think there would be no reluctance to make that comparison, Falk said. The reason people are more willing to compare Sudan to Nazi Germany than Israel...
  • CA: Day laborer made false kidnapping claim, San Bernardino County investigator says

    05/31/2007 6:35:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 454+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 5/30/07 | Sharon McNary
    A day laborer's claim that he was hired under false pretenses, kidnapped and abandoned in Tijuana was false, an investigator for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement Wednesday. Jose Felix Gutierrez left for Mexico on his own May 9 but told his sister he and others had been kidnapped, handcuffed and forcibly removed from the country, said a statement by Detective Jesse Venegas. Gutierrez had been upset over the death of a fellow day laborer in a traffic accident last month at a popular informal day-labor pickup place at Arrow Route and Grove Avenue in Rancho...
  • CA: Investigator admits forging documents to help death row inmates (plea bargain on 45 counts)

    04/30/2007 9:10:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 739+ views
    AP wire on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/30/07 | Don Thompson - ap
    A private investigator who worked to get condemned inmates off death row pleaded guilty Monday to forging documents to support their appeals. Kathleen Culhane, 40, admitted that she forged documents to try to stop the executions of four condemned inmates since 2002, including Michael Morales, who was sentenced to death for the 1981 rape and murder of a Central Valley teenager. The plea agreement by the San Francisco-based investigator was entered in Sacramento County Superior Court and settles a case that the state attorney general called the largest fraud ever against the state's criminal justice system. "This case is not...
  • DA investigator was among alleged victims in LA wiretapping case - Anthony Pellicano case

    06/07/2006 9:54:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 425+ views
    Federal prosecutors allege that a law enforcement official who was investigating a fake passport scheme was subjected to an illegal background check by indicted private eye Anthony Pellicano, who was representing the subject of the probe. Prosecutors claim Pellicano had checks run on George Mueller, an investigator with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, and five other people connected to the probe of a Frenchman named Christopher Rocancourt. Mueller said that while he was investigating Rocancourt in the mid-1990s, Rocancourt called him to boast of a "contact" with access to confidential law-enforcement information. "Knowing that a suspect in a...
  • CA: Investigator's past being examined in execution cases (fabricated juror statements)

    02/16/2006 6:47:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 884+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/16/06 | David Kravets - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The investigator accused of fabricating juror statements in a bid to win clemency for a man condemned to die Tuesday is under investigation for previous cases she worked on for a state agency that defends death row inmates. Investigator Kathleen Culhane, whose worked is being questioned in the case of Michael Morales, was employed by the Habeas Corpus Resource Center between 2001 and 2005, the agency said Thursday. Culhane generated what prosecutors believe were bogus juror declarations from six jurors saying Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should spare Morales, who raped and murdered a 17-year-old Lodi girl in...
  • UN investigator says torture widespread in China, but praises Beijing

    11/21/2005 8:36:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 492+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/05 | AFP - Beijing
    BEIJING (AFP) - The UN's chief torture investigator has praised China's leaders for acknowledging the widespread abuse of prisoners in the nation's jails, as he begins a historic 12-day fact-finding mission. Manfred Novak, the UN Human Rights Commission's special rapporteur on torture, said Beijing had offered him freer access to detainees than the United States was prepared to give him on a recently scrapped trip to Guantanamo Bay. "There is a growing awareness that torture is quite widely practised in the common criminal proceedings (in China) by the police and that something needs to be done," Nowak said in an...
  • Syria invites U.N. investigator for talks (to "coordinate" Hariri investigation probe)

    11/09/2005 10:08:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 180+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/09/05 | Albert Aji - ap
    DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's top prosecutor has invited the chief U.N. investigator in the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister for talks on coordinating the U.N. probe with Syria's newly opened one, the official news agency reported Wednesday. Prosecutor-General Ghada Murad, who heads the Syrian probe into Rafik Hariri's killing, has asked U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis to come to Damascus "to search for the best means and mechanisms of cooperating between the two commissions," the Syrian Arab News Agency said. In a letter to Mehlis, Murad said her commission "highly appreciates your mission and is keen to unveil the...
  • AFP: UN investigator in controversy over names of Hariri murder suspects

    10/21/2005 5:54:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 319+ views
    afp on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Chief UN investigator Detlev Mehlis was embroiled in a raging controversy over why he left out the names of key Syrian suspects from his final report on the murder of Lebanon's ex-premier Rafiq Hariri. Mehlis, who led a four-month UN probe into the massive bomb blast that killed Hariri and 20 others in Beirut in February, handed over his report to UN chief Kofi Annan on Thursday. The report was also sent to the 15 members of the UN Security Council and the Lebanese government before being made public. The document cited "converging evidence" of Syrian...
  • U.N. investigator concedes report changes (UN / Hariri Assassination Probe)

    10/21/2005 2:47:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 530+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | Nick Wadhams - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The lead investigator in the assassination of a top Lebanese politician acknowledged Friday that he deleted references from his report implicating two relatives of Syria's president, raising questions about whether the U.N. tried to soften the inquiry's findings. The report, which accused key Syrian and Lebanese security officials of orchestrating the Feb. 14 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 20 others, was nonetheless a stinging rebuke of Damascus' regime. The findings caused an uproar in the region and brought swift denials of involvement from the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. In an...
  • President vs. Press: The Media's Attempt to Take Down Another Republican President(as with Nixon)

    07/15/2005 8:11:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,076+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE.COM ^ | JULY 15, 2005 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    In The Making of the President 1972, Theodore White saw the Nixon-McGovern election as other than a partisan battle for the White House between Republicans and Democrats. The title of chapter 10 is Power Struggle: President Versus Press. Wrote White: What lay at issue in 1972 between Richard Nixon on the one hand and the adversary press and media of America, on the other, was simple: It was power. In Whites judgment, Sen. McGovern was probably not in the top ten on the real Nixon enemies list, which was headed by the Washington Post, CBS, the New York Times --...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Iraq Official Heading Oil-For-Food Probe Killed (Thursday)

    07/03/2004 10:14:28 AM PDT · by idkfa · 52 replies · 598+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 3, 2004 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi official heading the investigation into alleged corruption in the United Nations oil-for-food program was killed in a bomb attack earlier this week, officials familiar with the probe said on Saturday. Ihsan Karim, head of the Board of Supreme Audit, died in hospital after a bomb placed under one of the cars in his convoy exploded on Thursday, the officials said. Iraq's former U.S. Governor Paul Bremer gave the board independence from the executive branch of government and appointed Karim as its head in April. The board appointed international accountants Ernst and Young in May to...
  • Weasels Blocked U.S. Probe of U.N. Oil Scam

    07/08/2004 8:57:21 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 23 replies · 1,321+ views
    The New York Post ^ | July 6, 2004 | Niles Lathem
    Transcripts of secret U.N. Security Council sessions show that U.S. and British diplomats were constantly thwarted by their French, Russian and Chinese counterparts while investigating Saddam Hussein's dirty deals under the oil-for-food program. Minutes of meetings of the so-called 661 Committee the U.N. Security Council panel that oversaw Iraq sanctions and the oil-for-food program have been recently turned over to U.S. congressional committees investigating the $10 billion bribery kickback scandal, officials said. According to a top congressional investigator who has read the highly sensitive documents, the minutes confirm that there was widespread knowledge inside the United Nations years...
  • Pellicano's plea offer rejected

    09/23/2003 3:21:39 PM PDT · by Starrgaizr · 5 replies · 233+ views
    Drudge ^ | 9/23/2003 | Drudge
    FLASH: Late Monday, federal prosecutors rejected an offer by the lawyer for celebrity sleuth Anthony Pellicano to plead guilty to one charge of illegally storing C-4 explosives. He now faces three counts and will now go to trial before a judge (not a jury) on Oct. 8. The charges grew out of an FBI search of his office which was prompted by a threat to an L.A. Times reporter.
  • Pentagon's Top Investigator Will Lead Inquiry Into Accident (Shuttle)

    02/02/2003 3:16:42 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-3-2003 | Rupert Cornwell
    Pentagon's top investigator will lead inquiry into accident By Rupert Cornwell in Washington 03 February 2003 NASA turned yesterday to a retired four-star admiral who led the inquiry into the October 2000 terrorist attack on the destroyer USS Cole at Aden to head an independent commis-sion examining the Columbia space shuttle disaster. Harold Gehman, with 35 years of active duty in the navy, is regarded as one of the Pentagon's wisest and most experienced investigators. He has a career of high military appointments behind him the most recent as Nato's supreme allied commander for the Atlantic, in charge of...
  • Arrest may jeopardize drug cases

    04/03/2002 9:05:30 PM PST · by Pern · 2 replies · 212+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | April 3, 2002 | LISA TEACHEY
    The arrest of a narcotics investigator with the Texas Department of Public Safety could jeopardize past and pending cases in Harris County courts if the officer played a key role in the investigations. Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal said his office is looking at every case Sgt. Johnnie Davis worked on for DPS. "We're checking to see if there are cases in which he was involved in the chain of evidence," Rosenthal said Wednesday. Any pending cases that Davis was extensively connected to might have to be dismissed. And Rosenthal said any past cases Davis was involved in, where...