Thursday 12 October 2023

War Crimes - Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

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Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, says Israel is committing war crimes in Palestine.

"’It is carrying out massive, indiscriminate bombing of Gaza, so civilians are suffering ... 1,200 have been killed already in the last few days,’ she [said] …

“‘These are very serious war crimes’ …

“The former president said … ‘Israel does not want to be accountable’ …

“‘Particularly for the Palestinians, but we were also very worried about Israel because there is a very right-wing government, which was talking about Jewish supremacy and potentially annexing the whole of the West Bank, and we saw more settlements, more violence against Palestinians,’ she said.

“‘The word apartheid came up in many discussions from Israeli human rights organisations, from former ambassadors of Israel and even former military.

“‘On the West Bank and in Gaza, Israel was committing the crime of apartheid’” …


At 13 October 2023 at 03:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'French holocaust denier Vincent Reynouard faces extradition from Scotland

Vincent Reynouard, 54, was arrested in Fife last year

During a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, Reynouard was told he will be returned to his homeland to stand trial on charges including "public trivialisation of a war crime" and "public incitement to hatred".

The Frenchman's lawyers had argued that UK extradition law only allows people to be sent back to their homeland if there is an equivalent British crime to the one that foreign states plan to prosecute them for.

Defence advocate Fred Mackintosh KC stated there was no equivalent law in Scotland to Holocaust denial and that this should stop his client from being extradited.

However, Sheriff Chris Dickson ruled against the defence.

Sheriff Dickson wrote about how Reynouard published a video online. Sheriff Dickson concluded that his actions in the video would constitute an offence under Scottish law and due to that he could be extradited.

Reynouard was first convicted of Holocaust denial in 1991. In 2005, Reynouard was sentenced to a year's imprisonment and fined €10,000 (£8,600) by a court for writing a 16-page brochure entitled "Holocaust? Here's what's kept hidden from you". In 2015, he was sentenced to two years in jail by a court in Normandy for denying the Holocaust in a series of Facebook posts.
His most recent conviction came in November 2020 for posting a Holocaust denial video on YouTube.'


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