Archive for ‘War Crimes’

June 1, 2011

Syrian security officials destroy penis of thirteen year old boy demonstrator and kill him

[Abdul Goldstein, Middle East and African Contributor]

MailOnline Syria’s officials are going all out on the people power demonstrators as shown up by the recent horrific execution of thirteen-year-old Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, which had involved Syrian security forces acting under the orders of the country’s beseiged president, Bashar al-Assad, to destroy the boys penis.

The child had been picked up by Syrian officials in Jiza, a village in Dar’a province of Syria, around a month ago and later on his body punctured like sieve and minus his penis, was returned to his anguished parents. His knees has been destroyed and his  neck broken also.

The family was warned by Syrian police against talking too much, but apparently not enough to persuade them to go along with the unspeakable act of cruelty out of fear of being hurt. As a result, the father has been arrested and might probably be facing the same fate as his son.

The news of the boy that shocked the world was posted on YouTube, apparently by a family member, as after the rebellion against the president which in fact had turned into a civil war, Syria was shut to the members of  the international press.

However, it seems that instead of daunting the rebels, the murder has inspired a wave of fierce protests against the injustice of the current regime. According to expatriated human rights activist Radwan Ziadeh and as reported by the Washington Post, the child has already become one of the most powerful symbols of the revolt.

‘(His death) is the sign of the sadism of the Assad regime and its security forces,’  Radwan said.

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May 13, 2011

Shocking new evidence to Chilcot Inquiry from top British spy makes it likely that Tony Blair will face war crimes tribunal

[War Crimes Contributor, Pat Vecar]

MailOnline: In a shocking revelation by top British spy, Major-General Michael Laurie who was the boss of the Defence Intelligence Agency responsible for data on Iraq at the build up to the invasion,  it is claimed that Tony Blair and his advisor, Alistair Campbell, deliberately twisted facts so as to make a case for war on Iraq. Effectively, they had not only lied to Parliament, but had also lied to the Chilcot Inquiry looking into the legality of the Iraq war.

This is the clearest indication so far that for the first time in British history, a former prime minister is now more than likely than not to appear before an international war crimes tribunal.