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1. And now I'm going to tell a story. Another false flag. This time is to force @POTUS not to take the US army out of #Syria.
They already have a lot of experience (8 years) to make chemical attacks to accuse the Syrian government.
OH, and they even have a manual.🧐😲🤨
@RandPaul
2. ISIS terrorist? 😲Seriously?🤨 Have they investigated? 🤓And they already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

Preliminary reports say at least six people were killed & 19 injured by the explosion. US official: 4 US army Killed & 3 US army wounded.
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3. ISIS took responsability?😲Seriously?🤨Have they investigated?🤓They already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) took responsibility for the attack that reportedly targeted the US-led coalition’s patrol.
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Efforts to prosecute Assange have expanded under
Trump administration to include WikiLeaks series on criminal organization C(I)A.
Assange faces life imprisonment for multiple charges including conspiracy, theft, and electronic espionage.
#CrimesAgainstHumanity
#HumanRights
CIA director Mike Pompeo has said that C(I)A is working to "take down" WikiLeaks. The US Senate intelligence committee has tabled legislation to declare WikiLeaks a "non state intelligence service" and that the US government should "treat it accordingly".
The same CRIMINAL Organization, the C(I)A,
that are working to take down Julian Assange were involved in committing egregious crimes against me and my older brother @CharlesHiatt since childhood which include #mindcontrol #childsextrafficking #torture #modernslavery
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It‘s remarkable that @RT_Erdogan is preventing peaceful demonstrators from raising awareness about the genocide #China‘s committing against the #Uyghurs of #EastTurkistan. Separately, I’ve seen tweets from #Turkey’s talking heads accusing the [frequently incompetent] @CIA of…
… being behind the demonstrations. As somebody who‘s openly, vocally critical of the #CIA (seriously, check my timeline) & who spends hours everyday trying to help raise awareness of the #Uyghur issue, I can tell you that I’ve seen *NO* US gov’t support for the #Uyghurs AT ALL…
… this is immensely frustrating, b/c this is a #HumanRights crisis & the #CIA would actually be in a position to help if they wanted to do the right thing. But more importantly, this conspiracy theory deflects from something more troubling: #Turkey’s closeness w/ #China
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So #Facebook & #Instagram (second time in 3 weeks) deleted my accounts. For sharing information about #Kashmir. No explanations or replies to my questions are given. Of course this is not about Facebook, nor about me, but the much more dangerous path SM is taking.
It is all about Justice & about what is happening to many people living under oppression & facing severe surveillance & suppression on the ground and even online.
It is about principals & rights. Human rights. Enshrined in statues & bragged about. Said to be universal. Said to be
I don't know ONE Kashmiri who hasn't been subjected to some form of censorship. On the ground there are far worse consequences than removed posts. Journalists (and MANY civilians) have been trashed, arrested & targeted when covering human rights violations by India.
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I recently met with a desperate #Venezuela family about to overstay tourist visa. Dad (professional), mom (professional) and kid. Staying w/ relatives & desperate to find a way not to return to political threats, hunger, utter lack of services, including medical care...
Why me? I have #HumanRights background, a university job & #LatinAmerica experience. Basically bupkus in the terrordome politics of desperate people in Trumpland. But I bought them coffee (and a snowman cookie for a young 'un) and listened...
What separates me from them? Increasingly little. They were upper middle class and now scrounge for off the books manual labor. Would they be killed if they returned? Not immediately -- but slowly: no work, no food, no medicine, no hope. They've become #Refugees ...
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What You're Not Being Told
#Kurds are not indigenous to Raqqa nor DeirEzzor, in Syria
Since 2015 thousands of Sunni Arabs were driven out by US backed YPG Kurds’ ethnic cleansing
Kurdish geography:
#Turkey 22.5 m
#Iran 6 m
#Iraq 5/6 m
#Syria less than 2 m
kurdishcommunitycenter.org/about-kurdista…
Before greed made #Kurds stab fellow #Syrians in the back & join the #US' take over #Syria's oil fields
Aug, 2012
#Syria's Kurds Against #FreeSyrianArmy Terrorists, Enjoy #Assad's Freedom & Prosperty in their new semi-autonomous region setup by Pres. Assad
#EthnicCleansing is exactly what the #US Coalition have done in #Raqqa, they bombed the place like #Desden‼️
The Kurds are not indigenous to #Raqqa nor #DeirEzzor, in #Syria.
Geo-Information retrieved from #Kurdish Cultural Center Of America👇😡Source:kurdishcommunitycenter.org/about-kurdista… 👈
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Addressing the annual conference of @NigBarAssoc in Aug, @MBuhari claimed #HumanRights were subject to his own notion of national security. As #Nigerians in different walks pay wth their lives for growing insecurity, it's impt to address #TheBuhariDoctrine
vanguardngr.com/2018/08/rule-o…
Supporters of #TheBuhariDoctrine of national security easily cite the side comment (dictum) of a Justice of #Nigeria's Supreme Court in the case of Mujahid Asari Dokubo v. Federal Republic of #Nigeria decided when OBJ was President on 8 June 2006.
nigeria-law.org/Alhaji%20Mujah…
In July 2009, during, under OBJ's successor, #UMYA, Yusuf Mohammed, the founder of #BokoHaram was executed extra-judicially by @PoliceNG. His killing became the proximate cause of an insurgency that has triggered multiple forms of lethal violence in #Nigeria
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.@tumblr's ill-conceived ban on adult content is yet another example of the troubling gap between the tech sector’s #humanrights commitments and the reality of commercial content governance. @TarletonG @davidakaye @chinmayiarun @cynthiamw @busydot @jhybe @rmack @MichaelSamway
Like many tech companies, @Oath, which owns @tumblr, says all the right things. It embraces a responsibility to “respect and promote” free expression, and even commits to #humanrights impact assessments (rare in the field despite recent wave of scandals). oath.com/our-story/busi…
But what do these mean? In recent UN report, @davidakaye provides roadmap for companies: 1) content restrictions must be clear, transparent and non-discriminatory; 2) meaningful consultation with civil society / rts holders throughout development / implementation…
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"To call #Israel's democracy'#Apartheid' is an insult to all those who really experienced it."👈TYPICAL CRUEL & DISINGENUOUS LIE‼️
DEBUNKED BY #NelsonMandela & #SouthAfrican Freedom Fighters ON POSTS THAT WILL FOLLOW NEXT BELOW⏬
(Israel's Apartheid Laws: bdsmovement.net/news/israels-s…)
#NelsonMandela Speaking on #Palestine, #YasserArafat [Extracts]
"We identify with the PLO, because just like ourselves, they are fighting for the right of self-determination."
1990 Town Hall Meeting with Nelson Mandela on #Palestine, #Cuba and other issues
👉#SouthAfrica compares #Israel to Nazis,cites Rabbi in #UNHRC #Gaza debate
"Mr President, S.Africans under #apartheid have experienced what we're witnessing happening in Gaza,we had a govt at war with its children & bend in dehumanizing African ppl ..."👏
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The conviction of Prof. Richard Akindele for predatory sexual misconduct is a major landmark for #HumanRights of women in #Nigeria. The days after the night before, it's useful to look back at this saga of the #SexForMarks scandal ndtv.com/world-news/sex… via @ndtv
Unknown to many, Prof Richard Akindele was on the final shortlist for appointment to be Vice-Chancellor of a Private University somewhere in SW #Nigeria. But for Ms. Monica Osagie, he cld easily have ended up running a university despite a history of trading #SexForMarks
Many easily forget that when Ms. Monica Osagie blew the whistle on #SexForMarks, she was at the receiving end of some vile abuse. I don't expect the ppl who abused her with no just cause to have the honor to retract now but Ms. Osagie & her counsel, @abiolaak are my sheroes
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THREAD - #IranProtests
December 18

Reports indicate authorities in Ahvaz, SW #Iran, continued their new wave of arrests late Monday night into early Tuesday morning local time, arresting at least 10 more National Steel Group employees.
31 workers were arrested the day before.
Dec 18 - Shush, SW #Iran
Esmaeel Bakhshi, representative of the Haft Tapeh sugarcane mill workers, is currently held under house arrest. IRGC intelligence authorities have placed his house under intense surveillance & control.
#HumanRights

@StateDept
@AmnestyIran
@hrw
Dec 18 - Tehran, #Iran
Retired individuals are preparing their rally outside the regime's (Majlis) parliament.
#IranProtests
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THREAD:

The Omar Khadr case is possibly the most grossly misrepresented in Canadian media history, thanks in large part to irresponsible, misleading, and intellectually vapid writing by journalists such as @TheRoyGreenShow…./2

globalnews.ca/news/4762524/j…
Recently, Conservatives, as well as much of our media, have gone to great extents to misrepresent the signing of a non-binding UN Pact as an attack on Canada’s sovereignty. But when an underaged Canadian citizen’s habeas corpus rights were suspended by a foreign power... /3
...which then, inter alia, falsely imprisoned him, tortured him, and forced him into a ‘confession’ under duress, they constantly referred to Khadr being a 'convicted terrorist', and squawked incessantly about how our government ‘gifted’ said ‘convicted terrorist’ millions.../4
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At a time of serious peril in NE #Nigeria, @HQNigerianArmy has suspended @unicef's from the region, accusing it of “engaging in training selected persons for clandestine activities”, effectively of terrorism

punchng.com/breaking-milit…
Just to be sure there is no mis-translation, Operation #LafiyaDole Command claims @UNICEF_Nigeria is “sabotaging the counter-terrorism efforts” through “spurious & unconfirmed allegations bordering on alleged violations of #humanrights by the military.”
punchng.com/breaking-milit…
The claim by @HQNigerianArmy against @UNICEF_Nigeria is pretty serious. To begin with, UNICEF isn't an NGO; it's an int'l org. Nigeria actually supports its work. If these allegations are real, they shd have bn reported to HQ before now. Were they? If so, wht did they do or say?
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'Iran: Top government officials distorted the truth about 1988 prison massacres,' reports Amnesty International (@Amnesty). #1988Massacre #HumanRights

amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
"All former and current officials who continue to treat the mass killings as state secrets effectively stand with those who have blood on their hands," says Philip Luther, Amnesty International's MENA Research and Advocacy Director. @Amnesty #1988Massacre
AI's Philip Luther: Given the authorities’ ongoing refusal to reveal the whereabouts of those killed, all frmr &current officials who have contributed 2the climate of secrecy &denial facilitating the continued enforced disappearance of 1000s of victims must also be held 2account,
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On a night of political turmoil, it’s such a delight to switch off Brexit and celebrate the work of ⁦@BarHumanRights⁩ and wave farewell to our wonderful Chair ⁦@Kirsty_Brimelow⁩, in conversation with the marvellous Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. #ThankYouKirsty
Lovely words of encouragement and thanks from @Kirsty_Brimelow on behalf of @BarHumanRights to our many partners in the room, to our hardworking Drafting Committee and to our student members, future human rights lawyers to keep checking a cycle of backsliding in #humanrights.
International trial observations, which @BarHumanRights specialise in conducting, throw a spotlight on specific #humanrights issues. @Kirsty_Brimelow talks about our work in Turkey this year, and her own trial observation in Bahrain, & Colombia.
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Australia rushed through an anti-#crypto bill last week. @HRW just released a game that shows what might happen if authorities use the law to gut key security features in the phones & apps we use every day: hrw.org/news/2018/12/1… #EverydayEncryption #AAbill
Do you shop online or message with friends on WhatsApp or iMessage? Ever shared an intimate photo with your partner? Organized a protest? #Encryption protects that data from malicious hackers & govt snoops #EverydayEncryption
Choose your own adventure: See if you can safely guide a character Fei as she makes choices about her data, and find out how #EverydayEncryption might protect you: hrw.org/everyday-encry…
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I don’t see #Gülen doing enough to help the #Uyghurs of #EastTurkistan. He doesn’t seem to support #EastTurkestan Independence, so I don’t see what use he is for the #UnitedStates#HumanRights agenda. I’m beginning to think it’d be best if we hand him over to @TurkishEmbassy.
… then again, I question whether #Turkey’s sincere in their efforts to help the #Uyghurs of #EastTurkistan. Recent misguided efforts by the Turks to seize control of the ET Gov’t-in-Exile make me wonder whether they have ulterior motives (like using #Uighurs to fight the Kurds).
… the fact of the matter is that #Turkey is sitting on a powder keg of an economy. Skyrocketing debt, out-of-control inflation, significant potential for #HumanRights sanctions over the treatment of journalists. And that dang S-400 system from #Russia. I worry about #Ankara.
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23 year old Jazmine Headley took a day off work to go to the Human Resources Admin offices in Brooklyn to resolve an issue with her daughter's day care vouchers.

There were no chairs available, so after 4 HOURS, Headley sat on the floor with her kids. 1/6 #NYPD #PoliceViolence
Security guards asked her to stand. There were still no empty chairs & the day care issue hadn't been resolved.

Bradley didn't stand. Security guards took her to the floor & police violently yanked her son away in an unnecessary use of #physicalforce. 2/6
Onlookers took video & yelled for police to stop, saying Bradley hadn't bothered anyone.

One officer pointed a stun gun at the crowd, then at Headley. 3/6 #HumanRightsDay
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Trump: Day 686
-Cohen/Manafort Memos Released
-Directed Cohen's Illegal Payments
-'Individual 1' Sought Russia's Help
-Manafort Told "Discernible Lies"
-Illegal Intent Shared by Tillerson
-John Kelly Expected 2 Resign
-DOW Falls on Weak Jobs Report
-Separated 81 More Migrant Kids
Add...
Day 791 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 642 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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01. We are surprised that the fact that 4 Catalan leaders are following a #HungerStrike to for the sake of their political and #humanrights is not getting enough press coverage abroad.

They are putting their lives in jeopardy to fight for what is right.
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02. @jordialapreso, @jorditurull, @quimforn and @joseprull have been in pre-trial detention for over a year, facing charges (which countries such as Germany, Belgium or Switzerland fail to see) of rebellion and sedition.
03. Associations such as @hrw, @amnesty or @omctorg have deemed, several times, their pre-trial imprisonement as unfair, and have asked for their immediate release.
amnesty.org.uk/press-releases…
omct.org/monitoring-pro…
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On my recent trip back home, i decided to visit the areas that had gone through the anti-encroachment drive and interview the people in those areas. The stories we heard about families being forced onto the streets are, unfortunately, true.

#Pakistan #Karachi #AntiEncroachment
Meet Interviewee 1: Ahmed, aged 13. It is nothing new to see Child Labour in Pakistan but Ahmed was recently forced to start working at his uncle’s Ajrak shop because his father’s small shop had been torn down by the government. Before that? He went to school.

#ChildLabour
Pictured here is Interviewee 2: Ahmed’s Uncle Sajjad, packing dozens of unsold Ajraks awaiting the imminent threat of the #government’s anti-encroachment drive. He had taken over this shop in Abdullah Market, Saddar from his late father 7 years ago and paid the rent ever since.
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If @Amazon‘s serious about winning the @DeptofDefense’s #JEDI cloud contract, one thing they could do to show even the tiniest concern for our #NATSEC is this: give #Amazon customers a way to filter out products that are #MadeInChina. #China’s our adversary… & their #1 supplier.
… if you care about #Amazon’s mammoth dealings w/ #China, or if your conscience nags you for buying cheap Chinese stuff online, one solution is this: use @AmazonSmile to donate the proceeds from your purchases to @VoCommunism, which honors/advocates for the victims of Communism.
… if you, like me, try to shop consciously & strategically, you can hit the Chinese regime by also buying goods that are #MadeInIndia. #India’s products are far superior to #China’s, & you can rest easy knowing that you aren’t helping fund #ConcentrationCamps & #Genocide.
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