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Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague

Tutu: Bush, Blair should face trial at the Hague | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu called Sunday for Tony Blair and George Bush to face prosecution at the International Criminal Court for their role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq


Tutu, the retired Anglican Church's archbishop of South Africa, wrote in an op-ed piece for The Observer newspaper that the ex-leaders of Britain and the United States should be made to "answer for their actions."
The Iraq war "has destabilized and polarized the world to a greater extent than any other conflict in history," wrote Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1984.
"Those responsible for this suffering and loss of life should be treading the same path as some of their African and Asian peers who have been made to answer for their actions in the Hague," he added.
The Hague, Netherlands, based court is the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal and has been in operation for 10 years. So far it has launched prosecutions only in Africa, including in Sudan, Congo, Libya and Ivory Coast. ...."

 

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Crimes against humanity in Syria ...... by western backed Rebels!

اتحاد القنوات السورية على اليوتيوب شبكة منقول الإخبارية،شبكة اخبار طرطوس,شبكة شام المؤيدة,حلب نيوز،من أجلك سوريا الأسد،جنود الاسد،سيريا تيوب، السوريون على ال...

 

Peoples of Western nations backing the 'Free Syrian Army' must question what are they supporting  The media depicts the FSA as freedom fighters on the side of liberty,  this footage purports to document quite a different image!  DO YOU SUPPORT MASS KILLING?, DO YOU SUPPORT GENOCIDE?, DO YOU SUPPORT JUDGE/JURY/EXECUTION DELIVERED IN  THE FIELD OF COMBAT?    DO YOU SUPPORT TRIALS, SENTENCING, AND THE RULE OF LAW?

 

MAKE SURE YOUR GOVERNMENT AND YOUR MEDIA ARE NOT PROPAGANDIZING YOU FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THEIR OWN POLITICAL/ECONOMIC AIMS!  SUPPORT DEMOCRACY AND THE RIGHT OF SYRIANS TO DECIDE THEIR OWN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC FUTURE!

 

STOP MEDDLING IN THE AFFAIRS OF SYRIA !

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Imprisoned Palestinian Children Must Be Treated Justly

Imprisoned Palestinian Children Must Be Treated Justly | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The institutionalized discrimination experienced by 700 Palestinian children prosecuted in Israel's military courts each year is unsustainable and must end.

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"UK ready to take on Israel over fate of children clapped in irons," read the headline in a leading UK newspaper the morning after the latest report on the treatment of Palestinian children held in military detention was released in London in June. The Foreign Office-funded report -- Children in Military Custody -- was written by a delegation of UK lawyers that included a former Attorney General and a judge of the Court of Appeal, following their visit to Israel and the West Bank last September.

The report, the findings of which have been described as "shocking" and "damning," describes how children as young as 12 years are prosecuted in military courts after being arrested by soldiers in terrifying night-time raids. The report refers to evidence collected by Israeli and Palestinian lawyers, as well as UN agencies, which describes an abusive system in which children are threatened and physically coerced into signing confessions, some of which are written in Hebrew, a language they do not understand. Following their conviction in a military court, most of the children are shipped off to prisons in Israel, in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits their transfer out of the West Bank. Further, the report found that the military's treatment of Palestinian children also violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child in a number of key respects.

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Bahrain: Al-Khalifa Prince Attends UK’s Olympics as Crackdown, UK Arms Supplies Continue

Bahrain: Al-Khalifa Prince Attends UK’s Olympics as Crackdown, UK Arms Supplies Continue | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"Although the UK Foreign Secretary asserted that anyone engaged in torture would not be granted a visa for the Olympics, the Al-Khalifa dynasty is sending one of its most sadistic torturers."

There are now mounting fears for the lives of three prominent detainees who had testified that Nasser, the son of Bahrain's King, had personally tortured them. According to the Bahrain Freedom Movement, these detainees are Sheikh Mohammad Habib Al Miqdad, Sheikh Mirza Al Mahroos and Mohammad Hassan Jawad, who said that Nasser had hurled verbal abuses as he punched and kicked them during the revolutions that kicked off in 2011. ...

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Arab Spring demands change in arms policy: report

Arab Spring demands change in arms policy: report | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Select committee chairman John Stanley said the government needed to make "significantly more cautious judgments on the export of arms."
"Bahrain is self-evidently a very sensitive country, given the very serious human rights violations that took place there," said Stanley. "There have been very serious human rights violations involving doctors and nurses."
Around 100 licences were granted last year for sales to Bahrain for equipment including rifles, body armour, shotguns, pistols and small arms ammunition.
Under British rules, licences should not be granted if there is a strong chance the arms will be used to provoke conflict or as instruments of internal repression. ...

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Bahrain: Washington and London Complicit in Crimes against Humanity Committed by Alkhalifa regime

Bahrain: Washington and London Complicit in Crimes against Humanity Committed by Alkhalifa regime | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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In a sign of hope that the international community has finally woken up to face the challenge of the Bahrainis human rights crisis, 27 countries have issued a comprehensive statement condemning the Alkhalifa regime for its brutal treatment of Bahrainis and demanding that it stopped serious violations of human rights. “We are particularly concerned about the consequences faced by those who protested for democratic change in a peaceful manner. We call upon the Bahraini government to fully respect their rights of freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association and especially to ensure the protection of Human Rights Defenders,” reads the two-page statement. It also expresses its desire for Bahrain to agree on a comprehensive cooperation plan with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, plus a permanent presence for an OHCHR office in Bahrain.

The statement, sponsored by Switzerland, has been signed by all EU members except Britain, and several Latin American countries. The USA and Arab countries refused to endorse it. It calls for the release of all political prisoners including the prominent leading figures such as Abdul Wahab Hussain, Hassan Mushaima and others. This is an international indictment of a regime that has relied heavily on the unwavering protection by UK and USA. Both have refused to sign the document.

Meanwhile, the revolutionary fervor in the country has continued with even more determination to pursue the goals of the people including the right to determine their destiny, write their constitution and elect their government. Every night at least 15 demonstrations have taken place in various parts of the country with participation from men and women. Chemical gases are used systematically not only against demonstrators but also people’s houses. More than 40 people have died as a result of inhaling these lethal gases.

 

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Alice Thomas Samaan, Ambassador to UK, lacking any and all credentials.....

Alice Thomas Samaan, Ambassador to UK, lacking any and all credentials..... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

 H.E. Ms Alice Thomas Samaan #Bahrain, Ambassador to UK,  Resume :  

An embassy where female ambassador has no degrees/experience/training/ insulting to UK.....

 

[Insulting to Diplomats and Diplomacy everywhere......I have fish in an aquarium....can they be Bahrain's Ambassador to Britain?!  ]


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PAK rangers insulting American flag, Union Jack, and Israeli flags

PAK rangers insulting American flag, Union Jack, and Israeli flags | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Why does US give financial aid To Pakistan?!   The PAK Army  forces are terrorists, the government is corrupt, and they harbored and protected Osama bin Laden.   STOP ALL AID TO AXIS OF EVIL NATIONS:  STOP ALL FINANCIAL AID TO PAKISTAN!  SUPPORT THE  BALOCH, SINDH AND KASHMIRI PEOPLES IN BECOMING INDEPENDENT OF TERRORIST PAKISTAN!   #Suportbaloch  

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Critical Read: The real motive behind FT article “America Should Pull its Fleet Out of Bahrain”* | Facebook

Critical Read: The real motive behind FT article “America Should Pull its Fleet Out of Bahrain”* | Facebook | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Pearl Revolution Political Center - مركز 14 فبراير السياسي wrote a note titled Critical Read: The real motive behind FT article “America Should Pull its Fleet Out of Bahrain”

 

The article is interesting for indirect reasons. There obviously must be serious concerns within the US and British ruling class about Bahrain's despicable international image and their association with it. That the FT would publish this is a sign of discomfort. So airing this viewpoint probably lets a bit of steam off the US and British establishments and creates an impression that there is a distance between them and those "awful repressive" Bahraini and Saudi regimes.

The article gives a flattering impression that the US/UK are fundamentally concerned about human rights and democracy and that somehow these powers are misled by "those nasty Gulf Sunni monarchies". Note advice in the article for the US (and Britain) to support more reformist elements in the Bahraini regime. I think it is debatable if there are genuine reformist elements in the regime. But the article and the FT are giving the impression that there are. There may be those figures like the Crown Prince who can use the language of reform, but that does not mean that they are serious about reform. In some ways, such elements are more problematic that the hardliners.

So, the article and the FT is subtly giving the Bahraini regime a kind of whitewash by saying that there are decent, reformists in the Bahraini rulers, and we need to support them. We are basically right in being an ally with Bahraini rulers, but we need to choose the better, more reformist rulers. This lets the US and Britain off the hook of responsibility for all the decades of supporting the regime and setting up its torture apparatus.

Also, the writer assumes that the US and Britain would be motivated by concerns for human rights and democracy, and that these powers need to make better choices in regards to Bahraini/Saudi policy. I disagree with that assessment. The US and Britain do not care about rights. They are fundamentally aligned with Saudi Arabian and Bahraini despots because that alignment secures their strategic interests. The US and British foreign policy is opposed to democracy, human rights and international law.
I think this quote from the article signifies the underlying false assumptions of the author regarding US/British foreign policy:

"To end the current violence and the regime’s human rights violations, three steps must be taken. First, western powers must strengthen the pro-reform faction in the ruling family. Second, Washington should urge the king to remove the prime minister, his uncle, from office; many Bahrainis think he symbolises corruption, repression and unyielding opposition to political reform...Third, America should send a clear message to Bahrain’s regime to halt violence against the Shia and act on all the recommendations of the Independent Commission of Inquiry."

The US/UK governments have shown no concern so far about "wanting to end violence". They have supported this regime all the way, in particular with arms sales. Also, the Bahraini king is invited to Britain's Buckingham Palace to celebrate the British monarchy's anniversary. Even if these powers advise getting rid of PM Khalifa that does not mean any substantive change towards democracy. It is more a PR exercise just like the Western-backed BICI inquiry and report. Recall that the BICI inquiry was set up just after the Crown Prince went on high-profile visits to Downing Street and Washington in June 2011.

I believe the Western sponsors advised the setting up of the BICI inquiry as a way of whitewashing the Bahraini regime's international image and the Western powers alliance with it. The Western powers have better sense of PR gimmickry as countless British public inquiries have shown in the past, for example Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

As for the US Navy Fifth Fleet, the authors says: "Its presence has arguably increased Iran’s belligerence and given Sunni regimes, including Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the false impression that Washington has given them a license to kill their own people."

He repeats a false flag about Iran's alleged belligerence (no evidence, just a disgraceful assertion), and he asserts that Fifth Fleet has given "false impression" that Washington has given a license to kill their own people". Well, the visits by Sir Peter Ricketts and Robert Gates to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia only days before the Saudi invasion of Bahrain on 14-15 March 2011 were not false impressions; they were unmistakable green lights for murderous repression.

The author concludes: "Moving the US military presence from Bahrain to “over the horizon” would be a clear signal that Arab dictatorship will no longer be tolerated, whether in Bahrain, Syria, Saudi Arabia, or elsewhere."

Syria is erroneously categorised with Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The violence in Syria is being orchestrated by the US/Britain and other NATO powers along with their allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain precisely to inflict Syria with the kind of anti-democratic Arab regime that the US/Britain supports elsewhere. Contrary to his assertion, Arab dictatorships are very much tolerated by the Western powers. They are in fact deeply supported and required by Western powers in order to protect their vital strategic interests.

In short the article is inherently flawed in its premises and assumptions regarding the nature of US/British foreign policy as being a force for good. The article has a superficial progressive appearance in that it calls for the US Fifth Fleet to quit Bahrain.

This suggestion will not be seriously considered as an option by the US because of the fundamental nature of the US and British policy that the author seems totally unaware of. However, by publishing this view on the Fifth Fleet possibly moving from Bahrain (there is no chance) this merely gives the US and British political establishments the appearance of having concerns for human rights and democracy. I think the undeclared point of the article is to subtly whitewash the images of the US and Britain with regards to Bahrain and the Arab World. But this feel-good article is a dangerous concealment because it disinforms the reader as to the real nature of the Western governments.

The real proof of any presumed concerns about human rights and democracy among Western governments would be to halt immediately all weapons sales to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia from US, Britain and France. Let's see the FT publish an article calling for that. It would not because those arms deals in the face of repression against civilians show the real relationship between the West and its dictator clients. And the chance of such cessation of arms deals is zero.

* Comments by a researcher interested in the Arab Spring and Bahrain in particular.

Original article URL
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/540243ac-8d35-11e1-8b49-00144feab49a.html#axzz1t3Nua9Do

Arabic translation by Bahrain Mirror
http://bahrainmirror.com/article.php?id=4098&cid=79

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Catastroika (English subtitles) | ENOUGH!

Catastroika (English subtitles) | ENOUGH! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The creators of Debtocracy, a documentary with two million views broadcasted from Japan to Latin America, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands.

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European court rules against Russia on 1940 Katyn massacre

European court rules against Russia on 1940 Katyn massacre | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Monday that Russia had violated the rights of relatives of Poles who were killed by the Soviet secret police in 1940, and described the Katyn massacre as a "war crime".

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The Butcher of Bahrain has no place at Buckingham Palace

The Butcher of Bahrain has no place at Buckingham Palace | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

THE Queen must bridle at how, during her Diamond Jubilee, she is deployed as diplomatic cover for a murderous regime. ....

The blind eye turned by the Foreign Office to gruesome abuses of the Saudi-backed Bahrainis is nauseating. ....

The silence of the Foreign Secretary is deafening. Bahrain shoots unarmed protesters on streets. Nurses and doctors are beaten then imprisoned for treating the wounded.

Yet Bahrain receives no more than an occasional gentle scolding. ....

Bahrain is home of the US Fifth Fleet and a base for western power in the Middle East. The oil of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain’s bigger, nastier brother, keeps the world economy running. ....

The double-standards practised by the Foreign Office undermines what little moral authority Britain retains. ....

Either Britain backs the Arab Spring or it doesn’t.

We support democracy campaigners or we don’t.

Because dividing murderous autocrats into friends or foes, goodies or baddies, is moral bankruptcy.

Either Britain stands up for decency or our Government is complicit in the killing of decent people.

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UK accused of 'double standards' over weapons exports to Bahrain

UK accused of 'double standards' over weapons exports to Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A Bahraini human rights organisation has issued a stinging rebuke of Western governments and their attitudes to what it describes as a desperate situation in the country, saying that many are putting commercial interests ahead of human rights. ....

"It is largely about arms sales," said Maryam Al-Khawaja, head of the BCHR's international operations. "The West is guilty of double standards. The US, UK and France attack Russia for providing weapons to Syria, but that's exactly what they are doing for the Bahrain government; Russia is criticised for a naval base in Syria, but the US has one here.

"How can it be that bodies like the UN intervene in Libya and openly talk about backing those wanting greater freedoms in Syria when the intervention here is on the behalf of those that continue to crack down on these demands?"

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Western Troops are inside Syria

Western Troops are inside Syria | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

With zero mandate, SAS allegedly "hunts for WMDs" as West attempts incremental intervention at any cost.

The British Daily Star has reported in their article, "SAS HUNT BIO ARMS," that, "nearly 200 elite SAS and SBS troops are in or around Syria hunting for Assad’s weapons of mass destruction." The Star also claims that the SAS are accompanied by British MI6, US CIA, and both French and American soldiers. This after US' Barack Obama made comments claiming the US would military intervene if Syria so much as "moves them [unconfirmed WMDs] in a threatening fashion."

Like Iraq, the West has provided no evidence that such weapons even exist, let alone prove that the weapons have or even would be used against terrorists operating across Syria. And like in Iraq, another false pretext is being developed through leaks, and limited hangouts in an attempt to prime the public for a desperate intervention designed to bolster the West's collapsing terrorist front.

The West also categorically lacks any semblance of an international mandate to act militarily within Syria - meaning that if SAS soldiers are in Syria, they are in egregious violation of international law. ...

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Syrian-born Brits Threaten Russian Olympic Delegation with Protests, Demand Banning Lisin from Olympics - Russia!

Syrian-born Brits Threaten Russian Olympic Delegation with Protests, Demand Banning Lisin from Olympics - Russia! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

...And yet, increasingly loud voices from outraged human rights groups and activists were clamouring for the UK authorities to do something about his company’s role in abetting the atrocities of Bashar Al-Assad against the people of his own country. According to a report in The Telegraph last month, The Professor Katsman, a freighter ship owned by the North West Shipping Company, which Lisin controls through his Cyprus-based Fletcher Group Holdings. The company denied knowledge of the contents of the cargo it took to Syria. However, the actions of the crew, which switched off the ship’s transponder, according to Human Rights First., a human rights non-profit organization based in New York, shortly before showing up at Tartus, Syria, only one day after more than 100 people were massacred by Al-Assad’s troops. ...

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US, UK meddling in Bahrain backfires on them

US, UK meddling in Bahrain backfires  on them | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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al-Hasabi: Well, Bismillah al rahman al rahim [in the name of god, the most gracious, the most merciful], what you are hearing just from the international community, is just the organization of…, the human rights organization, but from the governments we do not hear anything which is they supposed to be more clear about what is happening in Bahrain right now and everyday there are facts from last week from al-Wefaq party; they said, 270 attacks, just in two months against the Bahraini people houses and more than ten million [US dollars] being stolen from the houses.

And the torture is everyday taking place in Bahrain and in front of the international community and also they are, every time, the government of Bahrain, misleading the international community by making a very bad written drama, showing the international community that the people are making…, let us say, they found five tones of explosive materials and they have found 1500 people being trained in Iraq and so and so.

These fake information to the international community just to say that the Bahraini people are not peaceful people, and they are trying to use arms and they are using explosives to…

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Iran says West supplying chemical agents to Bahrain

Iran says West supplying chemical agents to Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Iran accused the West of providing chemical warfare agents to the Bahraini government on Tuesday, and that authorities there have used them to quash anti-regime protests.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, deputy foreign minister for African and Arab affairs, told the official Iranian News Agency IRNA, "I am expressing Tehran's concern over the use of lethal chemical gases by Bahraini authorities against the Bahraini people."

The Iranian official said unspecified Western nations were providing Manama with chemical choking agents, which has led to the death or injury of tens of citizens.

The allegations come on the heels of a report by a British parliamentary committee on Friday that questioned whether British military exports to the island kingdom were being used for internal repression.

The report did not mention exports of chemical choking agents, which are forbidden under international arms control agreements.

Bahrain has witnessed mass pro-democracy protests since February 2011, with the regime resorting to brute force in a so far failed attempt to crush the uprising.

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Lobbying The British Government: Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar Petition

Lobbying The British Government: Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar Petition | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Please sign the petition and tell all your friends and family to sign it.
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EU ministers urge restraint from Turkey

EU ministers urge restraint from Turkey | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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"We alreadyknow there is an 'undeclared war' being carried out between Turkey and Syria," he said, citing the presence of the Syrian opposition and Syrian refugees sheltering on Turkish soil.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister, has so far eschewed bellicose rhetoric, and has seemed to back away from any suggestion of an armed response.

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The UN has said more than 10,000 people have been killed by government forces, while Syria has said at least 2,600 members of the military and security forces have died at the hands of what it calls foreign-backed "terrorists".

The recent intensification of fighting has raised fears in Turkey of a further flood of refugees and a slide into ethnic and religious warfare that could envelop the region.

Ankara, like the West, is torn between a wish to remove Assad and the fear that any armed intervention could unleash such forces.

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Britain urged to ban royal head of Bahrain Olympic committee

Britain urged to ban royal head of Bahrain Olympic committee | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Britain is being urged to deny entry to the head of Bahrain's Olympic committee – the son of the king – on the grounds of alleged involvement in serious human rights violations in the Gulf island state.

Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa is claimed to have been "personally engaged" in beating, flogging and kicking pro-democracy protestors during Bahrain's brief chapter in the Arab spring last year.

Documents submitted to David Cameron and William Hague, the foreign secretary, and seen by the Guardian, describe how Sheikh Nasser launched "a punitive campaign to repress Bahraini athletes who had demonstrated their support (for) the peaceful pro-democracy movement.

"Following his directives more than 150 professional athletes, coaches and referees were subjected to arbitrary arrests, night raids, detention, abuse and torture by electric cables and other means," said the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), a Berlin-based group. .....

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A woman loses the debate with a muslim woman

A woman loses the debate with a muslim woman. That's how muslim women are, Brave, Religious and Pious.....

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Two more Baloch abducted, a woman and a child killed by occupying forces in Dera Bugti – Sher Mohammad Bugti

Two more Baloch abducted, a woman and a child killed by occupying forces in Dera Bugti – Sher Mohammad Bugti | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

 ... The arbitrary abductions and extra-judicial killings of innocent Baloch people continue unabated in Balochistan and on one hand Pakistani officials and supreme court of Pakistan claim to be making efforts for recovery of Baloch missing persons and for the halt in the cases of recovery of bullet-riddled dead bodies and on the other hand forces continue to abduct, torture and extra-judicially kill them.

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It must be noted that the area always suffer from military offensives of the Pakistani forces and the residents are threatened by the forces to quit the area so they could pave the way of international oil and gas companies for the oil and gas reserves in the area. Drinking water sources like lakes, wells etc are poisoned and land mines are laid all over the area to compel the residents to flee the area. Laying mines, poisoning the drinking water and burning houses are the worst war crimes being committed in Balochistan by Pakistani forces with no attention from the civilized world.

The only aim of the so-called efforts of judiciary and claims of Pakistani officials about the recovery of the Baloch missing persons is to confuse the world about the real facts in Balochistan. We appeal to the international community, human rights organizations, European Union and the civilized nations to take notice of worst wars crimes by Pakistani forces and send fact finding missions to Balochistan to surface the genocide of Baloch people by the occupying state of Pakistan.

  

[ More coverage @ http://is.gd/U1fsq ]

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Britain MPs put pressure on sponsors to stop Bahrain GP - DNA

Britain MPs put pressure on sponsors to stop Bahrain GP - DNA | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

... Should the Bahrain Grand Prix go ahead," the letter read, "the sport and its associates run the risk of looking greedy and out of touch with the reality of the situation.

"We are most alarmed that you see no grounds to sever your brand and save its reputation from a totalitarian regime."

The letter, which was signed by Andy Slaughter MP, who chairs the all-party group which includes four Lords and 17 MPs, was sent to big names from Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, to Dietrich Mateschitz, the CEO of Red Bull.

Already the build-up of pressure has claimed its first victim, with Porsche Supercup squad MRS yesterday withdrawing its entry for this weekend's race, which is part of the Formula One undercard, citing security concerns.  ...

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Bahraini Embassy roof protester threatens to jump

Bahraini Embassy roof protester threatens to jump | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Moosa Satrawi is highlighting the imprisonment and treatment of prominent human rights activist, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Hasan Mushaima, the leader of a banned political party in Bahrain.

Mr Mushaima's son, Ali Mushaima, is also on the roof.

The Metropolitan police said officers were at the embassy in Belgrave Square, which has been closed.

Mr Satrawi, 30, told the BBC: "I'm not going down until I hear Mr al-Khawaja call me or Mr Mushaima.

"Otherwise I will jump myself from the roof." ....

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Britain's Diamond Jubilee: Birds of a feather, flock together ....YUK!

Britain's Diamond Jubilee: Birds of a feather, flock together ....YUK! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's invitation will infuriate human rights campaigners and MPs angry at the Gulf state’s violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations.

[Maybe Hammy will gas the Brit Royal family while he's there.....maybe do a little live-fire at the party?!]

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