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US envoy who enabled Yemen war suddenly horrified by Saudi crimes

Ambassador Samantha Power has called on the US to end its support for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, in a tweet lamenting a humanitarian catastrophe that she enabled and supported during her tenure as US envoy to the UN. Power, who served as adviser and then US ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, tweeted her disgust with ...

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Paul Manafort ‘guilty of crimes against fashion’ – but still no Russian collusion

With US mainstream media desperately trying to present Paul Manafort’s trial through the prism of ‘Russia collusion,’ one would expect evidence. But so far, the prosecution has proved only the lobbyist’s questionable taste. Manafort is the first member of Donald Trump’s campaign team to be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and brought to trial. While Mueller’s investigation set out ...

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White Helmets must be tracked down & prosecuted for ‘war crimes’ – Syria’s Grand Mufti

Russia and Syria must hunt down and prosecute members of the White Helmets for “war crimes,” Syria’s Grand Mufti has said shortly after Israel “evacuated” a large number of the group’s members at the request of the US and Canada. “These people are not refugees. They are war criminals. I’d like to ask the governments of our two countries [Syria ...

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Duma gives first nod to bill ordering life sentences for sex crimes against minors

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the first reading, a motion to tighten laws on sex crimes against children – with punishments of up to life in prison and the removal of the statute of limitations in all such cases. Currently sex with minors is punished with up to four years behind bars, but the term can be increased ...

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‘Rip up old playbook’ & probe IDF actions in Gaza for war crimes – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch believes injuries and deaths of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, caused by Israeli soldiers’ use of lethal force, may amount to war crimes and the officials responsible should face trial and sanctions. The IDF’s actions “highlight the need for the International Criminal Court to open a formal investigation into the situation in Palestine,” the New-York-based global ...

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‘War crimes’: Palestine calls on ICC to investigate Israeli ‘human rights violations’

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has asked the International Criminal Court to open a probe into Israeli violations against Palestinians, linked to illegal settlements, calling Tel Aviv’s actions “crimes against humanity”. The settlements are “the single most dangerous threat to Palestinian lives, livelihoods, and national rights,” the ministry said in a statement released on Facebook. Israel called the move “cynical” and claimed the request to the ...

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Russia calls for EU nations not to become accomplices in Ukrainian war crimes

Russia’s envoy to the OSCE has called on European nations to stop supporting Ukraine’s “nationalist, inhumane and criminal” operations against the Donbass republics, listing examples of ceasefire violations by pro-Kiev forces. “We call upon all member states of the OSCE [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe] not to become accomplices in the Kiev regime’s war crimes, not to provoke ...

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Arrest of Muslim general on war crimes reopens Bosnia war wounds

Bosnian authorities have arrested a dozen wartime Bosnian Muslim officers on war crimes charges, including General Atif Dudakovic. While Muslim politicians are outraged, Serbs see the arrests as too little, too late. Dudakovic, 64, commanded the 5th Corps of the Bosnian Muslim Army in the Bihac enclave during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. His troops fought against the Bosnian Serbs as ...

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Arrests & crimes against homeless in Los Angeles on the rise – report

More homeless people in Los Angeles were arrested for felonies and misdemeanors, and were were also subjected to more police use of force in 2017 than in the previous year. Crimes against LA’s homeless have also risen. A new report by the Los Angeles Police Department puts the grim reality of an estimated 34,000 people living rough into figures.  The ...

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‘The hammer will fall harder’: Danish govt plans double punishments for ‘ghetto’ crimes

The Danish government has announced plans to double penalties for certain crimes committed in so-called ‘ghetto’ areas. These districts are characterized by a higher than average immigrant population. Justice Minister, and Danish Conservative Party leader, Soren Pape Poulsen told Danish daily Berlingske that “vandalism, theft or threats could be the reason (for double penalties). That means the hammer will fall ...

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