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  • Russian historian who exposed Stalin's crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing

    01/09/2018 11:39:33 AM PST · by DFG · 17 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 01/09/2018 | Andrew Osborn
    A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Yuri Dmitriev, 61, is on trial in northwest Russia on charges brought by state prosecutors of involving his adopted daughter, then 11, in child pornography, of illegally possessing "the main elements of" a firearm, and of depravity involving a minor. Some of Russia's leading cultural figures say Dmitriev was framed because his focus on Stalin's crimes - he found a mass grave with up...
  • Iraqi Forces Find Mass Graves In Oil Wells Near Kirkuk

    11/20/2017 10:47:22 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 5 replies ^ | 20-11-2017 | Paraskova
    Iraq’s security forces have found mass graves inside oil wells in an area in northeastern Iraq close to the oil-rich Kirkuk, and they believe the bodies are of civilians executed by ISIS, a security source told local media on Monday. Iraq will now collect DNA samples to identify the victims, the security source told The Baghdad Post. This is not the first time a mass grave has been uncovered by Iraqi forces who have recaptured almost all of Iraq’s territory formerly held by ISIS militants.
  • Scientists Investigate a Medieval Mass Grave Under a French Supermarket

    05/17/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 5-13-15 | Marissa Fessenden
    hen the Monoprix Réaumur-Sébastopol supermarket in Paris, France, decided to renovated their basement to get more storage space, they probably didn’t expect to uncover hundreds of human bones. But when they dug into the basement floor, that's exactly what they discovered. The human remains are, apparently, the legacy of a cemetery from a medieval hospital, reports Aurelien Breeden for The New York Times. Since the find in January, France’s National Institute for Preventive Archeological Research, or Inrap, has been excavating the site. The institute knows that the hospital itself was the Hôpital de la Trinité, built in the early 13th...
  • Can an infant be baptized, be raised by believing parents & later turn from the faith?

    06/15/2014 12:52:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 290 replies
    6/15/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) An infant is baptized, is raised by believing parents and later when older turns from the faith. 2.) An infant is baptized, has no believing parents to be raised by, and when older doesn't turn from the faith. Given that the antithesis exists for 1 & 2, wouldn't it be prudent for the priest to baptize the fortunate infant as well as the unfortunate, as either could remain faithful when older, show perseverance against high odds, and no priest knows the future - only God Almighty? Given that only God knows the future, perhaps withholding baptism isn't an option...
  • Skeletons found in mass graves in Somalia

    03/06/2014 10:29:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2014 12:44 PM EST | Jason Straziuso
    An American volunteer gently brushes away dirt to reveal the bones of a Somali victim buried in a mass grave some 30 years ago. Tens of thousands of skeletons may lie in mass graves here, on the northern edge of Somalia, where many want to see justice prevail, even if delayed. Last year 38 bodies were uncovered in two graves by the Somaliland War Crimes Investigation Commission, which is overseeing the work on a third site where another dozen bodies are buried. More than 200 mass graves with the bodies of 50,000 to 60,000 people may be in the region,...
  • Volunteer For Auschwitz Among Polish War Heroes Buried In Mass Grave By Poland's Communist Regime

    Man who volunteered for Auschwitz among war heroes Poland searching for in mass grave WARSAW, Poland - It could hardly have been a riskier mission: infiltrate Auschwitz to chronicle Nazi atrocities. Witold Pilecki survived nearly three years as an inmate in the death camp, managing to smuggle out word of executions before making a daring escape. But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime — tried on trumped-up charges and executed. Six decades on, Poland hopes Pilecki's remains will be identified among the entangled skeletons and shattered skulls of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass...
  • Mass grave with 900 corpses found in Iraq

    07/06/2011 1:47:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    AFP - Iraqi authorities uncovered a mass grave with 900 corpses near the central city of Diwaniyah on Wednesday, believed to be Kurds killed during the rule of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein, an official said. The corpses were found in the Shanafiya region, 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of Diwaniyah. -exempt- Last April, authorities said they had found another mass grave in Anbar province of western Iraq containing the bodies of more than 800 people, including women and children, executed during Saddam's regime.
  • Texas hoax had the media digging their own grave

    06/09/2011 9:03:35 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies ^ | 9 June 2011 | Bob Garfield
    After a psychic tip-off about a mass grave in Texas, Liberty County sheriff's department informs the media no bodies have been found. Turned out that Liberty County sheriff's deputies had been acting on a tip from a woman who may or may not have been claiming to be a psychic, and who may or may not have had an ulterior motive in directing police to the home of the long-haul trucker who owns the place. But by then it was too late for media, in or near Greenwich mean time. They'd long since launched a journalistic corpse-a-palooza. Agence France Presse...
  • "Psychic" Sends Houston Police On Search For 30 Dismembered Bodies -- Gets Reported Everywhere

    06/07/2011 6:43:02 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/07/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    And the weirdest news story of the day goes to this weird blast about police being on the search for a mass grave of dismembered bodies in Houston that every news organization wrote about. Turns out... Houston Chronicle: A state law enforcement source later Tuesday afternoon told the Houston Chronicle that deputies had been directed to the site by a psychic. "All we know is the sheriff department received a call about a mass grave, or something like that, with several bodies," the source said. "They went and checked it, and there was nothing there. The caller went back and...
  • Psychic's mass grave tip proves false

    06/07/2011 6:39:21 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 51 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | June 7, 2011, 8:18PM
    Authorities converged on a residential property near the Liberty County town of Hardin on Tuesday night after the sheriff’s office received a phone tip from a self-professed psychic that 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried there. By 8 p.m., Liberty County Judge Craig McNair said that no bodies were found inside the house. Cadaver dogs were inside and found nothing. A preliminary search by law enforcement officers earlier in the day found evidence of what they believed was blood, but no sign of anything else, leading them to suggest the call may have been a hoax. A search warrant...
  • Zimbabwe's killing fields: Mass grave of over 600 bodies found in mine shaft.(paging Mr Obama).

    03/31/2011 7:13:48 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 31 | Daily Mail
    Hundreds of skeletons found in a remote mine shaft in Zimbabwe have been used as political propaganda by supporters of President Robert Mugabe. The Fallen Heroes of Zimbabwe Trust, a previously little known group of Mugabe party loyalists, says says the remains of more than 640 bodies have been discovered in the disused Chibondo gold mine near the provincial center of Mount Darwin, 110 miles from Harare, But while the trust says the bodies are those of victims of colonial atrocities committed under former leader Ian Smith, pathologists say visual evidence may point to more recent killings in a nation...
  • Hundreds of Chilldren Found in Mass Grave (Iraq)

    02/26/2010 5:52:58 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 84 replies · 3,475+ views ^ | 2/25/10 | Mihemed Eli Zalla
    Anfal genocide was a campaign against the Kurds in 1980s. It was aimed at the elimination of the Kurds in Iraq, by destroying and burning Kurdish villages down. Killing and burying alive the people of these villages. It costed over 200,000 lives of innocent Kurds. A group of experts from ministry of Anfaled and Martyrs are to excavate these graves soon. The graves hold remnants of 272 children and the oldest one among them is a 16 year old girl. A pregnant woman is also among them, added Amin.
  • Bones In Togas Puzzle Vatican Arhaeologists

    05/20/2006 7:30:15 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,612+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-21-2006 | Nick Pisa
    Bones in togas puzzle Vatican archaeologists By Nick Pisa in Rome (Filed: 21/05/2006) Archaeologists exploring one of Rome's oldest catacombs are baffled by neat piles of more than 1,000 skeletons dressed in elegant togas. The macabre find emerged as teams of historians slowly picked their way through the complex network of underground burial chambers, which stretch for miles under the city. They say the tomb, which has been dated to the first century AD, is the first known example of a "mass burial". The archaeologists are unable to explain why so many apparently upper-class Romans - who would normally have...
  • Mass World War II Grave Found in Croatia

    04/04/2009 4:02:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 5,162+ views
    AFP ^ | 4/4/09
    A mass grave dating from World War II and containing the remains of up to 4,500 people, including German officers and their Croatian allies, has been found near Zagreb, media reports said Saturday. Bones were found in six caves at Harmica, in the Zapresic region, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) west of the capital, close to the border with Slovenia, newspapers and state television said. The website of the daily Jutarnji List said they included soldiers of the Croation Ustachi regime allied to the Nazis and some 500 German army officers. It quoted an official of the Croatian branch of...
  • DNA Tests Identify 23 in 1980s Peru Massacre

    02/25/2009 10:07:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 334+ views
    DNA tests have identified 23 victims from a mass grave in Peru's southern highlands, a quarter century after they were killed by Peru's military, forensic scientists and a lawyer for the victims' relatives said Wednesday. Peru's government-appointed truth commission said that 123 people were killed in the 1984 massacre in Putis — the largest mass slaying in the bloody 20-year standoff between Maoist Shining Path guerrillas and a state-sponsored counterinsurgency campaign. Peru's prosecutor's office and a team of anthropologists and other experts dug up the remains of 92 victims last year at the high-altitude site.
  • Iraqis: 33 decomposed bodies found in mass grave

    11/29/2008 10:59:08 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies · 421+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 29 November, 2008 | AP
    <p>A mass grave containing the bodies of 33 men, women and children has been found in a former Sunni insurgent stronghold north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Saturday.</p> <p>Amer Riffat of the Diyala provincial council said the bodies were discovered Saturday near Khalis.</p>
  • Victims of Iran war with Iraq found in mass grave

    11/25/2007 5:47:38 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 75+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov. 25, 2007
    Victims of Iran war with Iraq found in mass grave BASRA, Iraq (AFP) — A mass grave containing 30 corpses of people killed during the Iran-Iraq war, including Iranian soldiers, was found on Sunday near the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, officials said. Mahdi al-Timimi, an official with a local human rights group in Basra, said the grave was uncovered in Al-Zubair town, east of Basra city. "Several local people discovered the grave after which we sent our team to the site and found 30 corpses, including those of Iranian soldiers," he said. "The team was able to identify...
  • Dinosaur mass grave discovered in Switzerland (Plateosaurus bones in abundance in the FRick area?)

    08/09/2007 11:16:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 255+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/9/07 | Reuters
    ZURICH (Reuters) - An amateur paleontologist in Switzerland may have unearthed Europe's largest dinosaur mass grave after he dug up the remains of two Plateosaurus. The dinosaurs' bones came to light during house-building in the village of Frick, near the German border. "A hobby paleontologist looked at a construction site for a house and happened to discover the bones," said Monica Ruembeli from the Frick dinosaur museum. The finds show that an area known for Plateosaurus finds for decades may be much larger than originally thought. "It could be that the area extends for 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) and in...
  • Mass Grave Sheds Light On Europe's Bloody History (1636 Battle)

    07/31/2007 2:48:21 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,030+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 7-31-2007 | David Crossland
    Mass Grave Sheds Light on Europe's Bloody History By David Crossland in Berlin Europe's soil is blood-soaked from centuries of fighting but rarely yields mass graves from battles that took place before the two world wars. One such grave has now been found near Berlin with over 100 soldiers who died in the 1636 Battle of Wittstock. Archaeologists say they can learn much from the skeletons which show terrible wounds. An archaeologist gently uncovering a row of skeletons in the mass grave found in Wittstock near Berlin. Archaeologists in Germany are examining a mass grave containing the skeletons of more...
  • Hundreds of blindfolded bodies found in underground prison [Afghanistan]

    07/05/2007 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 28 replies · 2,009+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-05-07 | AFP
    Hundreds of blindfolded bodies found in underground prison Posted 1 hour 44 minutes ago An underground prison containing hundreds of bodies has been discovered in Afghanistan. Police General Ali Shah Paktiwal has told the BBC the mass grave was unearthed in a former military base on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul, dating back to the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s. General Paktiwal says many of the bodies were found blindfolded with their arms tied. The grisly find was made after a 70-year-old Afghan man, who recently returned to the country, led police to the site. "He told...