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The use of cluster munitions in Misrata

On this page, HRI presents some of the evidence relevant to the use of cluster munitions in Misrata in April 2011. As more information comes to light, and in response to the requirements of the on-going investigation, this page is updated on a fairly regular basis. Unlike those who jump to instant conclusions based on propaganda and partial truths,  HRI is sceptical and […]

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Cluster munitions Libyan Civil War Propaganda

Amnesty International’s Flawed Report

Amnesty International have published a flawed report on human rights violations in Misratah. Of the MAT-120 the author states “Spain sold these to Libya in 2007.” Asked for evidence, one of Amnesty’s writers pointed to speculative reports in the Spanish press. The report is one-sided, with almost no mention, let alone criticism of the rebels or […]

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Propaganda War on Terror

The killing of Bin Laden and US propaganda

The admission today by the White House that their initial statements regarding the details of Bin Laden’s killing were fabrications are important for human rights investigators to bear in mind. The White House has admitted that the claims (made mainly by chief US counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan) were fabrications, specifically: 1) The claim that Bin […]

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Cluster munitions Conflict in Libya Propaganda

NATO bombing of Misrata – confirmed

NATO admitted today that it had been bombing inside the city of Misrata for the last three weeks using “certain weapons” which differentiate between pro-and anti-Gadaffi fighters. None of the assembled press corps asked the obvious question – in an urban environment how do bombs differentiate between the warring sides and civilians? Its Royal Wedding […]

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NATO seeks to ‘govern’ the internet

NATO Supreme Commander Europe (SACEUR) is Admiral James E Stavridis. His job encompasses the war on the land, air, on the sea and also the ‘information war.’ Admiral Stavridis is the first Navy man to hold this position. On 21/07/2010 Admiral Stavridis picked this question out of the many sent to him on his social […]