Wed Aug 11th, 2021 at 05:38:26 PM EST
Changed headline from “War Crimes and Political Hanging of Assange” as focus lies more on Afghanistan.
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Assange has not been a free man for 11 years: that is 4,000 days and nights. He celebrated his last three birthdays in London's high-security Belmarsh Prison, which is often referred to as the "British Guantanamo" for its tough conditions.
In the US, he faces a total sentence of up to 175 years in prison in connection with multiple espionage charges such as the release of sensitive military documents on US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq -- including alleged war crimes, for which nobody has yet stood trial.
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Wikileaks reveals video showing US air crew shooting down Iraqi civilians
A secret video showing US air crew falsely claiming to have encountered a firefight in Baghdad and then laughing at the dead after launching an air strike that killed a dozen people, including two Iraqis working for Reuters news agency, was revealed by Wikileaks today.
The footage of the July 2007 attack was made public in a move that will further anger the Pentagon, which has drawn up a report identifying the whistleblower website as a threat to national security. The US defence department was embarrassed when that confidential report appeared on the Wikileaks site last month alongside a slew of military documents.
Before long a Republican president will replace Joe Biden ... worse each decade.
US and NATO allies troops extraction from Afghanistan ... reminds me of the fall of Saigon and the Obama/Biden years of chaos in the Middle East and troops withdrawal from Iraq. Creating Al Qaeda ... Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) which morphed into the Islamic State (IS). US policy of spreading terror and chaos ... the people suffer and are tortured to death.
Taliban could take Afghan capital in 90 days amid rapid gains - U.S. intelligence
Taliban Returns to Batter and Rule
President Biden another betrayal of civilians and human rights in Afghanistan where 20 years of death and destruction failed to accomplish any goal. A bad Hollywood film ...
Bombing of hospital in Kunduz run by MSF ...
On 3 October 2015, US airstrikes destroyed our trauma hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 42 people
US Attack on Hospital In Kunduz Was Brutal and Deliberate
ICC investigation war crimes in Afghanistan ...
How to Investigate War Crimes? Kabul tells the ICC it is dealing with them, while the AIHRC pleads for help from the UN
The saga of the stalled International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into war crimes allegedly committed as part of the Afghan war continues. Following a high-level meeting in The Hague last month, the Afghan government is still dancing around the issue, as it reacts to competing pressure from the ICC, the United States (which does not want its forces investigated), the Taleban and Afghan civil society.
As AAN's Ehsan Qaane reports, the government, which is hoping to head off the ICC investigation, gave statements following the meeting that were incoherent and legally flawed. Meanwhile, out of patience and in the aftermath of two horrendous attacks which together left hundreds of school children killed and injured the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has appealed to the United Nations to support investigations into war crimes through other means.