During the Cold War, so called ‘Stay Behind’ movements were started by NATO/CIA in several European counties. In some countries, like Switzerland, ‘Stay Behind’ has been investigated. It was also condemned by the European parliament. However, the demands for an investigation of ‘Stay Behind’ in Sweden have so far been ignored. In a Swedish article last year, Inga-Britt Ahlenius wrote about the possible connection with the murder of Sweden’s prime minister Olof Palme.
Monthly Archives: October 2014
After about sixty years, medical experiments conducted on unknowing Guatemalans by the USA were revealed by professor Susan M. Reverby. This included deliberately infecting hundreds of people with sexually transmitted diseases, and have by Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom been described as a crime against humanity. We are still waiting for more than apologies. Questions also arise if/where/when other similar experments have occured? Full accountability is very important for such tragedies not to be repeated.
Serena Shim’s last report
Journalist Serena Shim was killed on Sunday, when a heavy vehicle hit the rental car she was travelling in. In her last report, she said the Turkish intelligence agency had threatened her and accused her of spying. She had earlier reported that Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) militants had crossed between Turkey and Syria.
Using sexual relations
Meet us at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights
On the 15 November, Accoun is together with Charta 2008 holding a mini-seminar regarding cover-up of human rights abuses. Meet us at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights in Umeå.
Persecution of opposition in Ukraine
Earlier this month, the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet exposed the ongoing persecution of the opposition in Ukraine. Read the article (in Swedish).
Will there be justice in the Philippines?
The world is watching to see if the Philippines will be able to stop the history of impunity from repeating itself. Read about some of the cases on the following links:
Media corruption revealed
The German journalist Udo Ulfkotte’s book Gekaufte Journalisten has revealed wide-spread corruption of mainstream media. Read about it in Swedish or watch an interview with Udo Ulfkotte in English on NewsVoice.
Twenty years since the Rwandan genocide
An article was yesterday published on GlobalResearch about who was behind the 1994 genocide.
Impunity in Afghanistan and Iraq
Foreign countries with military in Afghanistan and Iraq have in practice long had impunity for many of the crimes they have comitted there. Sadly, this seems to have become a permanent condition. In June, Iraq gave US troops immunity from prosecution there. The reason stated for this is ISIS, an organization there are many doubts about. Iraqi government forces are also reported to have impunity. Last month, Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani accepted a deal to keep US occupation troops in the country and grant them impunity.