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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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Israel Palestine

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister: We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages.

The following is from Haaretz’s live blog: 7:55 P.M. Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Israel’s operation in Gaza: “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years.”

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Syria War crimes

Free Syrian Army war crime – shoots unarmed civilians – graphic content

This is footage taken by a Reuters camera crew in Harem on the Syrian-Turkish border. The perpetrators of this war crime are members of the Free Syrian Army Idlib Martyrs Brigade. The Turkish government is complicit in this crime as it has been arming and providing bases for the insurgency, an insurgency which is destroying […]

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Conflict in Libya Libya Responsibility to Protect The Law of War

Responsibility to protect: the liberation of Sirte

According to NATO  figures, coalition aircraft delivered 415 key strikes on the town of Sirte between Sunday 28th August and Thursday 20th October. We have compared this to the bombing of Guernica and other comparisons have been made to the widely condemned levelling of Grozny.

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Conflict in Libya The Law of War Uncategorized War crimes

NATO protects more civilians in Zlitan – by killing them

Mohamed and Motez al-Mrabet, ages 5 and 3 and their mother Ibtisam were killed by RAF / NATO bombs in Zlitan on Thurday. CNN reports that at the funeral Abubakr Ali watched volunteers carefully bury the bodies of his sister and two nephews next to the neighborhood mosque. According the family a third child, Naji […]

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Conflict in Libya Executions Racism War crimes

Lynching in Benghazi

Human Rights Investigations has been investigating the use and consequences of racist propaganda in Libya and this has led to the examination of video footage of atrocities committed in Benghazi, Libya. Today HRI reports on the lynching of a man by rebels in Benghazi. Our hope is that the death of this man will inspire […]