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The #ICC must consider fair trial concerns in determining Libya’s application to prosecute Saif al-Islam Gaddafi nationally

The #ICC must consider fair trial concerns in determining Libya’s application to prosecute Saif al-Islam Gaddafi nationally | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

"The ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber is considering the Libyan government’s challenge to the admissibility of the case against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. The request raises serious concerns as to whether he would receive a fair trial in Libya. The plain meaning of the rule of complementarity spelled out in Article 17 of the Rome Statute; the interpretative provisions in Article 21 (3); and a teleological approach confirm that, if the judges are not satisfied that the rights of the accused will be respected in national criminal proceedings, the case will be admissible and the application must be rejected.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was arrested in November 2011 and is being held in Zintan by militia who are refusing to hand him over to the central authorities. According to the Office of Public Counsel for Defence representing him at the ICC, he has been held in isolation in secret locations without access to national courts or effective access to a lawyer or facilities to communicate with his family.

More generally, the Libyan national justice system remains in a weak state. Thousands of suspected al-Gaddafi loyalists are currently being detained in Libya by armed militias outside the framework of the law. Only a small number have been presented before a court or charged with a recognisable criminal offence. Amnesty International has documented  torture and other ill-treatment of these detainees, in some cases resulting in coerced confessions and death. (...) "

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REPORT by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LIBYA RULE OF LAW OR RULE OF MILITIA mde190122012en.pdf - Google Drive

REPORT by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LIBYA RULE OF LAW OR RULE OF MILITIA mde190122012en.pdf - Google Drive | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Amnesty removed the report from their web site ... I kept a Copy of Amnesty PDF. Pls check and see what is Amnesty hidding from you. Ask @Amnesty why they removed the report. Ask @Amnesty why they want by hidding Libya reality? How far they go on Helping Torture as a HumanRight for Libya Rebels? How Torture can become a sport with @Amnesty help. 

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I Was RFK’s Speechwriter. Now I’m Voting for Trump. Here’s Why.

I Was RFK’s Speechwriter. Now I’m Voting for Trump. Here’s Why. | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Democratic Party has become something both JFK and RFK would deplore—the party of war.
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Jordanian writer killed outside court before trial over ‘Islam-insulting’ cartoon

Jordanian writer killed outside court before trial over ‘Islam-insulting’ cartoon | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

A prominent Jordanian Christian writer and staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad has been shot dead outside a court in central Amman which indicted him over sharing a cartoon online deemed “offensive” to Islam and Muslims.



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Surprise, surprise: Obama vetoes bill allowing to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11

Surprise, surprise: Obama vetoes bill allowing to sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama has vetoed the legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate and was met with widespread public support.

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NATO won’t speculate on who struck aid convoy in Syria – Stoltenberg to RT

NATO won’t speculate on who struck aid convoy in Syria – Stoltenberg to RT | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg refused to “speculate” on who bears responsibility for the attack on the UN-Red Crescent aid convoy near Aleppo, saying we should “get the facts” first, as he spoke to RT after his meeting with the Russian FM.

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Clashes, tear gas, cops injured after 'disabled, unarmed' black man shot dead by Charlotte police

Clashes, tear gas, cops injured after 'disabled, unarmed' black man shot dead by Charlotte police | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Details of Keith Lamont Scott's shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, are in dispute as protests and clashes break out and police deploy tear gas. Officers say Scott aroused suspicion after being seen with a gun, but others claim all he had was a book.

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BOOM! Wikileaks Confirms Hillary Sold Weapons To ISIS

BOOM! Wikileaks Confirms Hillary Sold Weapons To ISIS | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Although Hillary Clinton has repeatedly denied that she sold weapons to the Islamic Stats while serving as Secretary of State, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims he has proof to the contrary. Thepoliticalinsider.com reported: In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria. Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria. Under oath Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony in early 2013 after the Benghazi terrorist attack. In an inte
rview with Democracy Now, Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is now stating that 1,700 emails contained in the Clinton cache directly connect Hillary to Libya to Syria, and directly to Al Qaeda and ISIS.

Read His Full Testimony @ (Link: www.thepoliticalinsider.com)

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A Guerra que você não Vê (Versão comprimida)

Uma versão resumida do documentário de John Pilger A guerra que você não Vê
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Syria ceasefire violated 23 times by opposition forces – Russian military

Syria ceasefire violated 23 times by opposition forces – Russian military | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The so-called moderate rebel forces in Syria have violated the nationwide ceasefire on 23 occasions since it was put in place on Monday, the Russian military says. Six people died in Aleppo overnight while 10 others have been wounded.

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Durão Barroso acusa Comissão Europeia ( que apoia NAZIS Ucranianos & Terroristas na Síria)  de "discriminação"

Durão Barroso acusa Comissão Europeia ( que apoia NAZIS Ucranianos & Terroristas na Síria)  de "discriminação" | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
As acusações de falta de integridade são "infundadas e totalmente imerecidas", diz Barroso.
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EU launches ethics probe into Barroso over Goldman job

EU launches ethics probe into Barroso over Goldman job | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

An ethics investigation has been started by EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker into his predecessor, Jose Manuel Barroso, on whether he broke the rules by taking a job at Goldman Sachs.

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Baracktrema obamai: Parasitic flatworm laying eggs in turtle lungs named after US president

Baracktrema obamai: Parasitic flatworm laying eggs in turtle lungs named after US president | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

A new species of parasitic flatworm infecting turtles in Malaysia was named after outgoing US President Barack Obama. The scientist who discovered the worm says he has already named a number of species after people he “admires.”

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America the Illiterate

America the Illiterate | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Chris Hedges is on vacation and will return to writing his weekly Truthdig column on Sept. 5. While he is on break, we are republishing some of his past columns. This one originally appeared Nov. 10, 2008

We live in two Americas. One America, now the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world. It can cope with complexity and has the intellectual tools to separate illusion from truth. The other America, which constitutes the majority, exists in a non-reality-based belief system. This America, dependent on skillfully manipulated images for information, has severed itself from the literate, print-based culture. It cannot differentiate between lies and truth. It is informed by simplistic, childish narratives and clichés. It is thrown into confusion by ambiguity, nuance and self-reflection. This divide, more than race, class or gender, more than rural or urban, believer or nonbeliever, red state or blue state, has split the country into radically distinct, unbridgeable and antagonistic entities.

There are over 42 million American adults, 20 percent of whom hold high school diplomas, who cannot read, as well as the 50 million who read at a fourth- or fifth-grade level. Nearly a third of the nation’s population is illiterate or barely literate. And their numbers are growing by an estimated 2 million a year. But even those who are supposedly literate retreat in huge numbers into this image-based existence. A third of high school graduates, along with 42 percent of college graduates, never read a book after they finish school. Eighty percent of the families in the United States last year did not buy a book.



The illiterate rarely vote, and when they do vote they do so without the ability to make decisions based on textual information. American political campaigns, which have learned to speak in the comforting epistemology of images, eschew real ideas and policy forcheap slogans and reassuring personal narratives. Political propaganda now masquerades as ideology. Political campaigns have become an experience. They do not require cognitive or self-critical skills. They are designed to ignite pseudo-religious feelings of euphoria, empowerment and collective salvation. Campaigns that succeed are carefully constructed psychological instruments that manipulate fickle public moods, emotions and impulses, many of which are subliminal. They create a public ecstasy that annuls individuality and fosters a state of mindlessness. They thrust us into an eternal present. They cater to a nation that now lives in a state of permanent amnesia. It is style and story, not content or history or reality, which inform our politics and our lives. We prefer happy illusions. And it works because so much of the American electorate, including those who should know better, blindly cast ballots for slogans, smiles, the cheerful family tableaux, narratives and the perceived sincerity and the attractiveness of candidates. We confuse how we feel with knowledge.

The illiterate and semi-literate, once the campaigns are over, remain powerless. They still cannot protect their children from dysfunctional public schools. They still cannot understand predatory loan deals, the intricacies of mortgage papers, credit card agreements and equity lines of credit that drive them into foreclosures and bankruptcies. They still struggle with the most basic chores of daily life from reading instructions on medicine bottles to filling out bank forms, car loan documents and unemployment benefit and insurance papers. They watch helplessly and without comprehension as hundreds of thousands of jobs are shed. They are hostages to brands. Brands come with images and slogans. Images and slogans are all they understand. Many eat at fast food restaurants not only because it ischeap but because they can order from pictures rather than menus. And those who serve them, also semi-literate or illiterate, punch in orders on cash registers whose keys are marked with symbols and pictures. This is our brave new world.

Political leaders in our post-literate society no longer need to be competent, sincere or honest. They only need to appear to have these qualities. Most of all they need a story, a narrative. The reality of the narrative is irrelevant. It can be completely at odds with the facts. The consistency and emotional appeal of the story are paramount. The most essential skill in political theater and the consumer culture is artifice. Those who are best at artifice succeed. Those who have not mastered the art of artifice fail. In an age of images and entertainment, in an age of instant emotional gratification, we do not seek or want honesty. We ask to be indulged and entertained by clichés, stereotypes and mythic narratives that tell us we can be whomever we want to be, that we live in the greatest country on Earth, that we are endowed with superior moral and physical qualities and that our glorious future is preordained, either because of our attributes as Americans or because we are blessed by God or both.

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Les Deplorables By Pepe Escobar  | The Vineyard of the Saker

Les Deplorables By Pepe Escobar  | The Vineyard of the Saker | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure: the first https://sputniknews.com/columnists/20160729/1043757805/us-election-clinton-trump.html

cage match this coming Monday between a Queen of War profiting from a mighty (Clinton) Cash Machine and a billionaire uber-narcissist adored by a http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/19/hillary-clintons-basket-of-deplorables/ “basket of deplorables”.

This is a circus quite fitting for a self-described “indispensable nation” where “evil” has been propelled – seriously – to the status of philosophical category.

For the basket of deplorables, and even beyond their circle, the temptation is immense to equate voting for Donald Trump with raising a finger against the establishment.

Ultra-savvy at playing mainstream media for invaluable free publicity, elevating Outrageousness to an art form and being impervious to irony and derision, Trump has been a master at tapping wave after wave of anger against the new liberal elite – including a nomenklatura of crypto-intellectual Ivy league-educated “experts” who could not give a damn about understanding the (real world) consequences of United States Government (USG) policies.

The anger is manifested by declassified blue collars, the unemployed, the functionally illiterate, white trash. Whatever you call them, they are the excluded form the Neoliberal Banquet, not only economically but also culturally.

But this being Trump, a master of self-promotion, the battle is more like Ego against The Establishment.

And it gets juicier when we learn from powerful, discreet New York-based interests – supporters of Trump’s platform – about who’s really winning:

“The Trump campaign is hardly spending any money at all and holding all over. They may use their money in the last month after the debates if Hillary recovers for those debates from what appears to be an attack of Parkinson’s. He has a shot though no matter who wins I predict there will be peace with Russia; the oil price will rise; imports from Asia of military parts will be repatriated and rigging of currencies is over; there will be offsetting measures to stop the flood of immigrants and products under mis-valued currencies. The masters do not lose.”

The “masters” are of course the Masters of the Universe who really run the USG.

And here’s the clincher on how’s in control:

“Both sides are controlled and that explains everything. Lenin said that the way to defeat our opponents is to take over their leadership of the opponent. Look at the Moral Majority which Jerry Falwell disbanded when it became too powerful. Look at Ross Perot who exited when he started making a real dent. Both were taken care of and Ross made money out of it.”

“Their internal lingo for it is the concept of “dynamic silence”. This is a technique by the masters to block out all news coverage of let’s say a Nazi so that he could gain no following. That they could have done to Trump if he were not theirs. Who could have complained? He was just an apolitical real estate operator that no one was interested in.”

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America's 24/7 Circus Maximus | Zero Hedge

America's 24/7 Circus Maximus | Zero Hedge | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Perplexed global public opinion holds its breath at the (circus) best American “democracy” is able to conjure.
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Swedish police lose control amid refugee crisis as number of 'no-go zones' rises to 55

Swedish police lose control amid refugee crisis as number of 'no-go zones' rises to 55 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The inflow of asylum seekers in Sweden, a country with one of the most liberal laws towards refugees, is putting an increasing strain on the country's police. There are now reportedly 55 areas in the country, where the law is not fully upheld.

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Whatever you do, do not use Google Allo: Snowden

Whatever you do, do not use Google Allo: Snowden | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Google Allo, the new “smart” chat app launched on Wednesday, is ‘dangerous’ and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Russia presented all evidence on aid convoy attack, now wants impartial investigation – Lavrov

Russia presented all evidence on aid convoy attack, now wants impartial investigation – Lavrov | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Moscow has provided all the data it has on the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Aleppo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a UN Security Council meeting. Lavrov also called for a full and impartial investigation into the incident.

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WikiLeaks CONFIRMS Hillary Sold Weapons to ISIS... Then Drops Another BOMBSHELL! Breaking News

WikiLeaks CONFIRMS Hillary Sold Weapons to ISIS... Then Drops Another BOMBSHELL! Breaking News | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is a controversial character. But there’s no denying the emails he has picked up from inside the Democrat Party are real, and he’s willing to expose Hillary Clinton.

Now, he’s announcing that Hillary Clinton and her State Department were actively arming Islamic jihadists, which includes the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

Clinton has repeatedly denied these claims, including during multiple statements while under oath in front of the United States Senate.

WikiLeaks is about to prove Hillary Clinton deserves to be arrested:

The Reagan administration officials hoped to secure the release of several U.S. hostages, and then take proceeds from the arms sales to Iran, to fund the Contras in Nicaragua.

Sounds familiar?

In Obama’s second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authorized the shipment of American-made arms to Qatar, a country beholden to the Muslim Brotherhood, and friendly to the Libyan rebels, in an effort to topple the Libyan/Gaddafi government, and then ship those arms to Syria in order to fund Al Qaeda, and topple Assad in Syria.

Clinton took the lead role in organizing the so-called “Friends of Syria” (aka Al Qaeda/ISIS) to back the CIA-led insurgency for regime change in Syria.

Under oath Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony in early 2013 after the Benghazi terrorist attack.

In an interview with Democracy Now, Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is now stating that 1,700 emails contained in the Clinton cache directly connect Hillary to Libya to Syria, and directly to Al Qaeda and ISIS.

Via The Duran

Here is the incredible transcript:

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: Julian, I want to mention something else. In March, you launched a searchable archive for over 30,000 emails and email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. The 50,547 pages of documents span the time from June 2010 to August 2014; 7,500 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton herself. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the U.S. State Department as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request. Why did you do this, and what’s the importance, from your perspective, of being able to create a searchable base?

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CTV: Brigadas de fuzilamento da DNIC matam em Viana #Angola

CTV: Brigadas de fuzilamento da DNIC matam em Viana #Angola | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Depois da lei da amnistia, a DNIC tem estado a proceder à campanhas de "limpeza e manutenção da ordem", tendendo a evitar que as cadeias voltem a encher-se de ladrões de telemóveis e outros bandidos comuns, alegadamente reincidentes. No dia 6 de Setembro de 2016, recebemos uma denúncia via telefone e corremos para o Chimuku…
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Oliver Stone: Any NSA attacks on ‘Snowden’ would have been stupid

Oliver Stone: Any NSA attacks on ‘Snowden’ would have been stupid | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The director on his new film, what it means to be a patriot and Putin
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Putin Blasts Western Stupidity About 'Expansionist' Russia in Vladivostok Interview

Putin Blasts Western Stupidity About 'Expansionist' Russia in Vladivostok Interview | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
In an interview with John Micklethwait of Bloomberg Businessweek, Putin was asked about Russia’s desire to expand its influence geographically. Putin answered as follows:
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Why I <3 Twitter »» Twittersphere rushes to 'help' AP, which 'lost rights' to Clinton fainting video

Why I <3 Twitter »» Twittersphere rushes to 'help' AP, which 'lost rights' to Clinton fainting video | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The AP deleted a tweet it had posted containing a video showing a wobbly Hillary Clinton stumbling after leaving a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York early, citing distribution rights, but the Twitter folk just aren’t buying it and are re-posting at will.

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Arrest warrant for Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman over North Dakota pipeline protest

Arrest warrant for Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman over North Dakota pipeline protest | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Democracy Now! journalist and producer Amy Goodman has been issued an arrest warrant for covering the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s North Dakota pipeline protests.

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IPC revokes Paralympic accreditation of Belarus official who carried Russian flag

IPC revokes Paralympic accreditation of Belarus official who carried Russian flag | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has rescinded the accreditation of a member of Team Belarus who carried a Russian flag during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Mídia brasileira construiu narrativa novelizada do impeachment

Mídia brasileira construiu narrativa novelizada do impeachment | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Para Ivana Bentes, pesquisadora da Escola de Comunicação da UFRJ, processo de impeachment aconteceu em meio a tempestade midiática.
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