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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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Destroying Misrata to save it

The US Navy forces involved in the operation to seize Misrata come under the spotlight as part of the ongoing HRI investigation into the cluster bombing of Misrata. The main ships involved from the United States Navy – ie “supporting Operation Unified Protector, off the coast of Libya” on the 14th and 15th April are […]

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Barclays bank implicated in the use of cluster munitions in Misrata

Barclays Bank is implicated in the use of cluster munitions in Misrata. Analysis of the accounts of Instalaza, the manufacturer of the cluster munitions used in Misrata, by Profundo shows that Barclays Bank has been a major funder of the Spanish arms manufacturer. In 2007, Instalaza generated annual revenues of € 14.9 million, resulting in […]

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UK military chief and war crimes

War has a tendency to slide towards genocide and General David Richards, Britain’s chief of the defence staff, illustrated that over the weekend. The general said he wanted Nato member states to support the targeting of Libyan infrastructure: “The military campaign to date has been a significant success for Nato and our Arab allies. But […]