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02.07.2019 - 14:01 [ Mathias Bröckers / Heise.de ]

Präzedenzfall WikiLeaks

Der UN-Sonderberichterstatter Nils Melzer hat seine Position zum Fall Assange noch einmal klar gestellt – doch keine Zeitung wollte den Beitrag drucken

04.06.2019 - 08:45 [ Craig Murray ]

Jeremy Hunt Works That Rogue State Status

When Jeremy Hunt decided to attack the United Nations on twitter yesterday, he didn’t expect them to respond. He got owned.

02.06.2019 - 13:48 [ Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; Human Rights Chair / Twitter ]

For the record: I never said I considered #JulianAssange „a bad actor“ but that, initially, I had been affected by the same misguided smear campaign as everybody else, and only saw the real facts once I investigated in detail @isaacstanbecker @wapo

02.06.2019 - 00:13 [ John Pilger / Twitter ]

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture says of Julian #Assange: “In 20 years of work with victims of war and political persecution I have never seen democratic states ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual. with so little regard for the law.”

31. Mai 2019

01.06.2019 - 07:41 [ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) ]

UN expert says „collective persecution“ of Julian Assange must end now

In official letters sent earlier this week, Melzer urged the four involved governments to refrain from further disseminating, instigating or tolerating statements or other activities prejudicial to Assange’s human rights and dignity and to take measures to provide him with appropriate redress and rehabilitation for past harm. He further appealed to the British Government not to extradite Assange to the United States or to any other State failing to provide reliable guarantees against his onward transfer to the United States. He also reminded the United Kingdom of its obligation to ensure Assange’s unimpeded access to legal counsel, documentation and adequate preparation commensurate with the complexity of the pending proceedings.

“In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law,” Melzer said. “The collective persecution of Julian Assange must end here and now!”

01.06.2019 - 07:39 [ Democracy Now! ‏/ Twitter ]

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture @NilsMelzer says there has been a lot of „fabrication and manipulation“ in Julian Assange’s legal cases. „We have to take a step back and look at all these proceedings … and come to our own conclusions about whether these are fair.“

09.06.2018 - 00:53 [ Press TV ]

Lebanon FM orders to block visa for UNHCR staff amid Syria refugee row

On Thursday, Bassil said UNHCR has discouraged refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal from returning home by asking them questions about potential situation they may experience in Syria, including the likelihood of military conscription, security issues and poor accommodation.

„We sent a mission that verified that the UNHCR is intimidating the displaced who wish to return voluntarily,“ the Lebanese foreign minister tweeted.

However, Nadim Mounla, an aide to Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, said Bassil’s decision was „unilateral“ and „not representative of the Lebanese government’s position.“

03.04.2018 - 20:24 [ Spiegel.de ]

Warum Netanyahu doch keine Flüchtlinge nach Deutschland schickt

Ein kurioser Vorgang. Netanyahu gilt als absoluter Polit-Profi. Anders als beispielsweise US-Präsident Donald Trump ist er seit Jahrzehnten in diesem Geschäft, kennt alle innen- und außenpolitischen Kniffe. Nun aber hat sich der israelische Premier verzockt – ein Zeichen dafür, wie sehr er politisch unter Druck steht.

03.04.2018 - 20:15 [ Times of Israel ]

PM pins deportation failure on New Israel Fund, demands Knesset probe

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that he is seeking to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the activities of the New Israel Fund, which he blamed for the failure of Israel’s plan to deport African migrants from the country.

03.04.2018 - 20:13 [ Euronews.com ]

Netanyahu bows to right-wing pressure, axes migrant deal after just hours

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was canceling an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.

The pact would have have given thousands of other migrants the right to stay in Israel.

03.04.2018 - 08:49 [ sueddeutsche.de ]

Umsiedlung afrikanischer Migranten aus Israel: Israels Flüchtlingsdeal bringt Netanjahu unter Druck

Montagabend schien es noch so, als hätte Israels Premier wieder einmal seinen unbestreitbaren politischen Instinkt bewiesen: Während bei den Vereinten Nationen noch darüber diskutiert wurde, wie man der Forderung nach unabhängigen Untersuchungen zu den Toten an Gazas Grenze Nachdruck verleihen könnte, während Politiker in Europa den Dialog mit den protestierenden Palästinensern anmahnten, trieb Benjamin Netanjahu die Dinge voran: