Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

Canada | Poland Poised to Put ‘Bad’ Historians in Prison


Jan Grabowski, a historian at the University of Ottawa, expects his upcoming book to be controversial in his native Poland. But if a proposed new law is approved by Poland’s parliament this fall, as expected, Grabowski’s book, which examines the role of Poland’s police force in robbing and murdering Jews under the Nazis, may also get him sentenced to prison if he visits the country.

Ukraine | Kiev war crimes: summary execution for supected “separatism”

by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard

In the occupied LPR territory military personnel of the 8 separate special forces regiment (Khmelnitsky, v/ch A-0553) killed a local citizen, suspecting him of “separatism,” writes Timer.
Novoaydar district court reported that the investigator of the military Prosecutor’s office etsablished the date of execution – in the period from 20th July to 31st August 2014.
Besides the special forces, military from the v/ch A-1783 participated in the murder. The man was driven by them in a “Ural” truck from the village of Pobeda in the area between Spivakovka and Popasnaya. The killers suspected that he was involved in formation of an armed unit of the LPR.
The military dug a pit, threw the resident of Donbass into it, and then decided to shoot him (the coroner found in his body more than 10 gunshot wounds).
After all this atrocity the killers buried the body. All that remains of the man was able to be found only this summer on July 23rd.

Saudi cluster bombs kill more civilians in Yemen

By Zen Adra

Saudi Arabia is increasingly using the internationally-prohibited cluster bombs in its airstrikes on Yemen, thus doubling the casualties among women and children.

According to the Yemeni news agency, SABA, Saudi fighter jets pounded, yesterday [September 4 – edit.], the district of Baqem in the northern province of Sa’ada with cluster bombs.

Greece | One government, four scenarios

Observing the country’s leftist-led government ahead of the second bailout review by its international lenders leaves us with more questions than answers.
Greece is still lagging in the implementation of its commitments. In certain sectors, such as labor and education reform, the responsible ministers have made decisions that go completely against the spirit, as well as the essence, of the bailout review.