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Court Grants Julian Assange Freedom Just As U.S. Ramps Up Claims

By Andrew Kreig J.D., M.S.L., attorney and journalist. Director of JIP, Member of the Editorial Board, and Associate Editor at The Indicter Magazine. Julian Assange, center, at Ecuador’s Embassy (Photo Collage by The Indicter Magazine) A major international human rights body has ordered the United Kingdom to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for safe passage out of the kingdom — just when it seemed likely that the UK and other Western powers were on the verge seizing Assange on old charges and possibly major new ones. Ruling on a petition brought by Ecuador, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced on July 12 a so-far little-reported ruling that political asylum in a nation’s foreign embassy — as Ecuador has granted…

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America’s Descent Into Despotism: Finding Our Source of Power Within

By Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D. Member of The Indicter Editorial Board The United States is in a major upheaval. Trump’s cabinet shake-up moves the country into an alarming direction. From the nomination of torturer Gina Haspel as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency to Mike Pompeo, former CIA Director and a vocal opponent of the nuclear deal with Iran as new secretary of state, his selection exposes the White House’s dangerous kill instincts. An ultimatum came with the president’s appointment of John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations as his 3rd national security advisor. Bolton,  who served in the George W. Bush administration is notorious for his hawkishness, with a great zeal for military action against Iran…

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Logical and Geopolitical Issues in UK ‘Operation Novichok’

By Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli, The Indicter editor-in-chief. Introduction A British M16 agent, Sergei Skripal, is found in a public bench at Salisbury, and taken to hospital with symptoms of poisoning. Simultaneously, Western media refers the event as to the “Russian spy attack”, [1] and the expression “Russian Novichok” filled its headlines [2]. Ensuing, PM Therese May affirmed, “highly likely” that Russia was behind, and carried in with highly publicized diplomatic sanctions. Amidst the public discussion in UK government and political elites on whether would be necessary to call for N° 5 NATO-clause on ‘solidarity armed response’, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg quickly declared “this incident is of great concern to NATO” [3]. Furthermore, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to…

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SWEDHR Board of Directors ref. misattributed statements on White Helmets and alleged gas attacks in Syria

By Professor Emeritus, med. dr.  Marcello Ferrada de Noli, chairman; Professor Emeritus, med. dr. Anders Romelsjö, vice-chairman; Chief physician, med. dr. Alberto Gutiérrez Mardones; Chief physician Ove Johansson, MD; Chief physician, specialist Dr Lena Oske, MD; Specialist Dr Leif Elinder, MD; Specialist Dr Martin Gelin, Dental Surgeon. On behalf of SWEDHR Board of Directors. I SWEDHR have performed several analyses around reports on alleged chemical attacks in Syria, which mostly have been originated in claims by the White Helmets and associates. In the main, our conclusions were that the alleged evidence appear clinically and epidemiological flawed. For instance, in regard to the Khan Shaykhun incident, as put forward in a document by the SWEDHR chair recently published by the United Nations Security…

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Seven Years of Killing Fields in Syria: An Imbroglio of Proxy Wars

By Gilbert Mercier, Associate Editor at The Indicter Magazine. We are reaching the seventh-year anniversary of the tragic conflict in Syria, which seems to evolve and get more complex as time goes on. If nothing else, with the recent downing of an Israeli F16 by the Syrian army of Bashar al-Assad, which was the first time an Israeli jet was shot down for breaching Syrian air space, the conflict could even grow, with sustained intrusions from Israeli military forces in Syria and tit-for-tat retaliations against Israel by Hezbollah opening a front between Israel and Lebanon. Diffusing the simmering tensions between Israel and Iran/Hezbollah has become imperative to avoid the conflict becoming regional, and the only party that can broker such…

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Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart– PART III (and Conclusion) of the series “Fake News & Massacre Marketing in the Rohingya Crisis”

  By Adam Larson   . Editor’s Note: This is the third part of the series in The Indicter, which comprises the following sections: Part 1. Introduction to Questioning the Massacre Stories Part 2: Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik: A Massacre BY Rohingya? Part 3: Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart (and conclusion)   Part 3: Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart (and conclusion) Parts 1 and 2 of this article examined two alleged massacres in Myanmar that have been substantiated with bodies. At Inn Din, the government admits its forces and allied locals were to blame for shooting and hacking to death ten Rohingya men. And yet activists have floated contradictory claims over how they were killed…

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Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik, A Massacre BY Rohingya? – PART II of the series “Fake News & Massacre Marketing in the Rohingya Crisis”

By Adam Larson Editor’s Note: This is the second part of the series in The Indicter, which comprises the following sections: Part 1. Introduction to Questioning the Massacre Stories Part 2: Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik: A Massacre BY Rohingya? Part 3: Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart (and conclusion)   Part 2: Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik: A Massacre BY Rohingya? Besides Inn Din, there is at least one other massacre where bodies have been found as proof. This is near Kha Maung Seik, locally known as Fakira or Fawira Bazar, in the far north of Rakhine state. This was a mixed area, predominantly Rohingya Muslim, but including villages and areas where Rakhine Buddhists and…

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U.S. ‘Plan B’ for Syria and the Middle East, and the occupation of a third of Syria’s territory – Analysis

By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli, SWEDHR chairman and chief-editor of The Indicter. Update: The newly presented US Defence Department Budget [See Reference 21,  down below] indicates that the US troops in Syria and Iraq, which are now admitted being 5,500, stays also year 2019. Regarding Syria, the Defence Department is asking $ 555 million:  $300 million for Syrian “train and equip activities” and  $250m for “border security…” The television network RT asked me for a comment around the recent visit to Raqqa done by the USAID program chief together with the CENTCOM Commander. [1] Before to answer the items on the humanitarian situation in Raqqa associated with the reconstruction issue –80 percent of Raqqa dwellings remain “inhabitable”, according to…

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Fake News and Massacre Marketing in the Rohingya Crisis – PART I: Questioning the Massacre Stories

By Adam Larson   Editor’s Note: This series comprises the following sections, which will be published successively: Part 1. Introduction to Questioning the Massacre Stories Part 2: Men in Black at Kha Maung Seik: A Massacre BY Rohingya? Part 3: Other Massacre Stories that Fall Apart (and conclusion)  . Part 1 Introduction to Questioning the Massacre Stories 1.1. Could Naypyidaw Be Right About the Crisis? Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis gripped the world’s conscience like never before in late 2017, as the largest-yet exodus of Muslim refugees poured from northern Rakhine state into Bangladesh. An estimated 600,000 or more made the trek, most crossing in a dramatic rush from late August through September. They were fleeing villages leveled by fire and, the…

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