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397 organizations signed a letter urging IFIs to repurpose funds into Covid assistance for border communities and prisoners in #Burma. See our press release: and the full letter for more: #Altsean #Myanmar #Covid19 #MyanmarCoup
These funds were supposed to go to the democratically elected gov't in 2020 for #Covid relief and frozen after the coup, leaving hundreds of millions unspent. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #SaveMyanmar #Pandemic #NUG
Vulnerable communities urgently need #aid against #covid19. The junta is persecuting health workers and preventing medical distribution to those who need it most. #Burma #Myanmar #HumanRights #ICRC #NGO
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With news: 8 former US troops/Blackwater guards convicted of war crimes petition for #pardons...

Read this timely analysis.👇

Brian Finucane writes on LONG-held U.S. legal position that a Commander's failure to punish war crimes can itself be a #WarCrime…
2. News via @Militarydotcom: "At least eight former service members and Blackwater security guards convicted of war crimes have filed petitions seeking pardons...including a former Army staff sergeant [Robert Bales] who pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan men, women and children"
3. Link to the news report (h/t @HopeSeck)…
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Guards impersonating US troops. A recorded call to prayer piped by intercom to each former CIA captive. Two hours a day in an outdoor cell, alone. The 9/11 trial judge heard descriptions of austere detention at Gitmo’s clandestine post-black site prison.…
The former Army officer testified described a security regime set up by the Bush administration in September 2006 as it acknowledged to the world, for the first time, that it had held and interrogated prisoners in secret sites around the world starting in 2002 with no #ICRC.
The hearing is back in session this Monday morning with more testimony from the anonymous former Army officer. He's testifying in a closed session today attended by defense attorneys, prosecutors, the judge and their support staff members. No defendants, no public.
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