Monthly Archives: November 2015
There is nowhere you can be safe
Not even in hospitals, you can be safe when impunity rules.
Recently many were killed in the US attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, which appears to be deliberate. Afterwards, some are even blaiming MSF (which sort of reminds about blaming rape victims).
Today Abdallah Shalaldeh was shot dead in a hospital in Hebron on the West Bank, by Israeli agents.
Torture in China
In time for the UN review of human rights in China, the use of torture in China is highlighted by many non-governmental organizations. As usual with torture and many other of the most severe human rights abuses, impunity is widespread. When there is impunity, we can expect the abuses to continue. That is why we at Accoun stress that equality before the law is the key issue and cannot accept impunity. Two years ago, we hoped that China would lead the way to stop impunity. However, the new report by Human Rights Watch tells a different story.