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UN mission looks for human rights abuses in Libya

Gaddafi’s attacks on Misrata intensify


Members of a UN fact-finding mission arrived in Triopli on Wednesday to search for evidence of alleged human rights abuses, including “indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, civilian casualties, torture, the use of mercenaries and other questions of the sort,” the delegation’s leader, Cherif Bassiouni, told reporters. Meanwhile, pressure on the rebel stronghold of Misrata has increased as pro-Gaddafi forces began mortar attacks on the western side of the port city. Before this week, only the eastern side of the had been attacked. Hospital records from last week show that at least 300 people have been killed in Misrata from fighting in the past two months, though locals suggest the number is higher. In other news, Italy has reversed its decision not to participate in NATO air strikes and says it will now send four Tornado jet fighters to support the coalition.

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UN mission looks for human rights abuses in Libya

  1. Good for the Israelis! One can only hope that, as time goes on, the Stuxnet worm will be vastly improved upon and completely destroy the Iranian's ability to produce atomic weapons. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that, if Iran ever produces or gets hold of a nuclear weapon, they will use it.

  2. Seems over simple problem to avoid. Keep project computers off the net.
    Unless you figure they'll give up then this is just antagonizing them.

    • It was apparently delivered by a flash drive. I'm assuming that the computers there are not hooked up to the net. I don't particularly see any problem with antagonizing them, especially if it achieves actual beneficial results as this did.

  3. Syria will soon take a spot on the United Nations Human Rights council – those Libyans had better watch out! They might get a softly-worded letter!

    How many millions of dollars do Canadians give the UN every year by the way?