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Human rights MH17 Ukraine

Paris Match on the location of a BUK

As reported here yesterday, Paris Match claim to have taken a photograph of the BUK system, widely believed to have shot down MH17:

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Human rights Palestine

Gaza today – 20 died in this blast say medics

This photo from AFP sums up what is happening in Gaza and the lawless and murderous nature of the latest Israeli assault on Gaza.

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Human rights MH17 Ukraine

Ukraine’s “Krasnodon” video actually in Lugansk

One of the pillars of the Ukrainian government evidence regarding MH17 has been a video, supposedly taken on the border with Russia in Krasnodon. Like the previous information provided about the Buk 512, the information appears to be incorrect.

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Human rights Human Rights Watch

Nobel Laureates slam Human Rights Watch

In a May 12 letter published on AlterNet (and on the HRI site), two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and over 100 scholars, journalists and human rights activists called on Human Rights Watch to close its revolving door to the U.S. government.

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Human rights Ukraine

Lugansk war crime

The air strike on the regional civil administration building in Lugansk by the armed forces of Kiev on June 2nd is a terrible tragedy for the civilians killed. Whilst the action has been described by the Ukrainian government as part of an “anti-terrorist operation,” it clearly violates the basic principles on the use of force […]

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Crimea Human rights Ukraine

Pew Poll: Crimeans happy with “annexation” by Russia, believe referendum was free and fair

The latest survey in Ukraine by the Pew Research Center, reveals 91% of Crimeans believe the recent referendum was free and fair and only 4% believe Ukraine is correct in not recognising the referendum results. The poll numbers underline that the official results of the Crimea referendum are a true reflection of the will of […]

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Human rights Propaganda Ukraine

Evidence of undercover Russian troops in Ukraine debunked

Evidence shows that photographic evidence is being misused to “prove” the presence of Russian special forces in Eastern Ukraine. It is clear that corporate media are complicit, either through stupidity or design, in this attempt to mould perceptions of the situation in post-coup Ukraine.

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Chemical weapons Human rights Human Rights Investigations Human Rights Watch Syria

Key new evidence reveals fundamental error in Human Rights Watch, media & government statements over Syria chemical attacks.

Key evidence about the range of the rockets allegedly used by the Syrian regime in the chemical attacks on 21st August in East Ghouta, which was first published by Human Rights Investigations (HRI) yesterday, indicates that widespread statements made by Human Rights Watch (HRW), government officials and the mass media about the attacks are erroneous.

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Capital Punishment Human rights Syria

More evidence Ghouta chemical weapons rockets could have been fired from rebel areas

A new video uploaded to YouTube provides good evidence of the range of the kind of rockets allegedly fired into East Ghouta on 21 August – under 2km and possibly too short a distance to have been fired from government territory.

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Child soldiers Human rights Syria War crimes

Cameron and Obama’s Syrian opposition aid recipients use children to fire mortars

Human Rights Investigations (HRI) analysis shows that opposition forces in Syria, including those supported by Western powers and Qatar are openly using young children in combat roles, including as mortar crews.