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Sweden doesn’t follow U.N., but U.S. – Prosecution of Assange requested by the US, Snowden document reveals

By Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Chairman, Swedish Doctors for Human Rights. Referring to the UNWGAD rule on Mr Julian Assange – which characterized his deprivation of freedom as unlawful –  Sweden’s Interior Minister declared that the Swedish Supreme Court decisions are not to be challenge by “a such panel”. The Minister’s declarations, repeated at the main TV news programs, avoided to use the name “UNGWAD” or any reference to “human rights organism” or even to “UN”. In fact, that is the tune that the Swedish authorities – and consequently the Swedish media as a whole – maintains about the rule on the UN body on their incorrect treatment of Mr Julian Assange and the “Assange case”. Those elites persist…

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Military to Military – Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war

Editor’s Note: Author Seymour M. Hersh and London Review of Books have kindly authorized The Indicter to reproduce this analysis which originally appeared on London Review of Books,  Vol. 38 No. 1 · 7 January 2016. . Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administration’s fixation on Assad’s primary ally, Vladimir Putin. In their view, Obama is captive to Cold War thinking about Russia and China, and hasn’t adjusted…

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‘Kurdish Peshmerga drive away Arabs, and allow U.S. to establish air base in northern Syria’

By Prof. Anders Romelsjö. Member of SWEDHR’s Board of Directors, and The Indicter Editorial Board. The public Swedish Radio reported on January 22, 2016, under the headline “Amnesty: Kurdish forces violate international law. It could be a war crime” that Amnesty International visited a number of villages in northern Iraq and interviewed more than 100 people. And a pattern was revealed: the Kurdish Peshmerga forces would have destroyed homes and villages that prior to IS rampage were inhabited by Arabs. In some of the villages where both Kurds and Arabs living for many years; only Kurds have been allowed to return to their homes. This is according to Donatella Rovera of Amnesty International, who has been in the area, in…

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Geneva Convention: Assassination of the parachuting Russian pilot was a war crime

. By Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli. Chairman, Swedish Doctors for Human Rights. US State Dept on assassination of Russian pilot Lieutenant-Colonel Oleg Peshkov: “If these Turkmen were actually being attacked by these Russian strikes, they have every right to defend themselves.”/ Mark C. Toner, deputy spokesperson, at the daily press briefing 24 Nov 2015.   The Russian government has requested Turkey the detention and prosecution of Turkmen rebels which acknowledged to have killed the Russian SU-24 pilot, after the plane was ambushed by Turkey in November 2015. In fact, the pilot was killed while parachuting – after the Russian plane was fired at by a Turkish combat aircraft. To fire from the ground to parachuting pilots surviving a crash…

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Swedish Doctors for Human Rights on biased allegations of ‘war crimes’ put forward by Amnesty International against Russia

By Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli Ph.D. Chairman, Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR)   I. Introduction   ““It is important to look at the nature of Amnesty itself in terms of the credibility of its reporting. For a large part of this Syria conflict, Amnesty, particularly here in its London office, has made no secret of its support for large part of Syria’s rebellion,” /Charles Shoebridge. Allegations of episodic collateral damage as a result of three alleged separate airstrikes amidst a three-month air-campaign consisting of quotidian missions with a total so far of 5,240 combat sorties [1a] can hardly qualify a general characterization such as “The Russian bombing in Syria can be declared a war crime”. Preposterous as it sounds,…

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Obama Revises Disastrous ISIS, Syria Policies

By Andrew Kreig, J.D. Director of Washington-based Justice Integrity Project and member of The Indicter Editorial Board. The Obama administration in December ramped up military actions against Islamic State terrorists — and also sharply downgraded its failing campaign to overthrow Syria’s government and to demonize Russia’s. A key juncture occurred when Secretary of State John Kerry (shown a with President Obama in the White House Oval Office) then traveled to Moscow for meetings Dec. 15. Before the trip, Kerry, Obama and their staffers had been issuing their usual denunciations of Russia and Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. By week’s end, the United States and Russia had joined forces in a 15-0 UN Security Council vote Dec. 18 creating a peace process…

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Sweden VS. Assange – 5 years of historic human rights transgressions

Editorial. By Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli Ph.D., editor-in-chief. This issue focus on the Swedish case VS Assange. We present analyses and updates on this remarkable long-standing breach against the human rights of Mr Julian Assange, and partly on the organization he founded for the benefit of World democracy, the institution WikiLeaks. The United Nations International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights says that the arresting of Mr Julian Assange can & should be put to an end. The extreme intervals and deferrals in the Swedish managing of the case has resulted in protracted period of five years, and in which Sweden has incurred in ostensible infringement of Article 9, paragraph 3, of the said International Covenant on Civil and…

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Assange’s Battle; A Fight for Democracy

The Indicter, Vol 1, Nr 18, 15 December 2015 Featured article in The Indicer special issue on the Assange case . By Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D. In its nine years of existence, WikiLeaks has become the first global 4th estate. Their 2008 release of the classified US military video documenting the slaying of Iraqi civilians in New Baghdad made the whistle-blowing site a household name. Despite the US government’s efforts to stop their publications, the organization has proven itself to be the most effective publisher of last resort, with over 10 million documents in their library and a perfect record of authenticity. This year, their vitality shone more than ever, with the release of the texts of secret trade agreements like TPP…

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The Julian Assange Case: A System of Lies and Manipulation

By Greta Breveglieri. When it comes to thwarting and persecuting dissenting voices, the strategy of hiding real, often political motivations behind a false facade of allegations has always been a common practice since antiquity — Socrates is blatant and clear example of this. It’s an easy process, if you have enough money or power to bribe or scare a sufficient number of people: you just need to find a trick — usually a highly defamatory accusation, for example one concerning widely-recognized taboos, disgusting crimes or perhaps… the sexual sphere —  to start the character assassination of the thorny guy in question. Then, you will simply need to keep it up as long as possible, leaving the rest to the (manipulated, fooled and unaware) public opinion,…

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