“Thank you for this. Maybe it will stop the arguing.
Capturing Kony still matters! If people like Kony are caught, tried, and convicted for crimes against humanity (even long after they have committed the crimes), it could serve as a deterrent for anyone else thinking of committing the same atrocities. Further, just because he has moved out of Uganda, this does not mean he is not still murdering, raping, and abducting children in other areas of Africa.
Perhaps some new war criminal will take his place after he is gone and perhaps there are others committing atrocities--Why is this an excuse not to go after Kony? Maybe all that can be done for now is going after Kony. At least it is doing something!!”
“The Egyptian authorities are using a discredited Mubarak-era law to prosecute nongovernmental groups while proposing even more restrictive legislation. The government should stop using the old law, halt the criminal investigations, and propose a law that respects international standards. http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/02/05/egypt-rights-activists-risk-prison”
“Sheka is the leader of a militia known as the Mai Mai Sheka, which operates in remote Walikale territory, North Kivu province, in eastern Congo. In July 2011, the United Nations published a detailed report documenting the rapes of at least 387 civilians – 300 women, 23 men, 55 girls, and 9 boys – between July 30 and August 2, 2010, in 13 villages along the Kibua to Mpofi road in Walikale territory. http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/11/02/dr-congo-arrest-candidate-wanted-mass-rape”
“It boggles my mind that he was even willing to say that out loud. That would be a total disgrace.
Why don't Saudi Arabia, et al, don't do this punitive strike on their own. They are capable of launching a token military attack against Assad. They're already funding the "rebels", and their mercenaries are on the ground. Why not go in for a pound if they're already in for a penny and lob a couple of token bombs?”
“It's an ominous sign. Rather than demanding more protests, perhaps the authorities could call for independent investigations into recent sectarian attacks, the police and military's killings of over 50 Morsy supporters outside the Republican Guard headquarters, and the deadly clashes at Cairo University http://storify.com/HRW/human-rights-watch-daily-brief-24-july”
crankyCrackPot on Jul 24, 2013 at 12:04:29
“For Egypt to have any hope, the military and MB both need to be part of a unity power sharing government. Military is most interested in keeping power and Morsi was too interested in consolidating that power for himself.
Ominous signs indeed...
But I do not think recriminations are the way to go. They need to look forward, not back.”
“Much more than hearsay, see the documents found after Gaddafi fell http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/triploidocs_appendix1.pdf
and the methodology section of the 154 page report http://www.hrw.org/node/109831/section/5
"This report is based primarily on interviews Human Rights Watch conducted during a research trip to Libya from March 14 to March 27, 2012; documents that Human Rights Watch discovered in Libyan foreign intelligence chief Musa Kusa's office on September 3, 2011; and Human Rights Watch research on unlawful rendition and secret detention by the United States and other governments over the past decade."”
““It’s clear in this case that the women’s aim was to make a political statement, and it’s also clear that some found their actions offensive,” Williamson said. “But there is still a long way to go between an offensive political statement and a hate crime.”
Russian authorities had other options for holding the band members accountable for their actions.”
HEXYEBO on Aug 18, 2012 at 09:30:33
“"Russian authorities had other options for holding the band members accountable for their actions."
True.And they chosen the most appropriate for this act of harassment: charge of hooliganism.”
Gregory Carlin on Aug 18, 2012 at 01:28:03
“Not really, foreign NGOs in Moscow basically work for the CIA, and everybody knows it and the United States got what it paid for.”
“given the small number of seats involved, these by-elections should not be touted as a serious test of Burma’s commitment to democratic reform. The real test is whether the new parliament can reform repressive law and civilians can assert authority over the military, which continues to commit abuses in ethnic areas. Read more here: http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/03/30/burma-elections-step-not-real-reform”
hp blogger Angie Cordeiro on Apr 3, 2012 at 14:02:47
“"From one house to another...I admire her arresting development." CP”