Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Politkovskaya murder organized by a former police officer?

It would come a turning point in the investigation into the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya opposition, killed in Moscow shot to death on his way home October 7, 2006: the committee of inquiry has now confirmed not only the detention of a former official police as alleged organizer of the assassination, but also to have information on the principal of the crime.

The spokesman for the investigative committee, Vladimir Markin, said that the former Lieutenant Colonel Dmitri Pavliucenkov, at the time of the section responsible for shadowing the police in Moscow, "has received an order from an unidentified person and agreed to organize the ' Anna Politkovskaya's murder in exchange for a sum of money.

Syria: UN wants to investigate crimes Assad

The UN Human Rights Council puts pressure on the Syrian regime: The panel called for an international investigation commission to investigate the crimes in Syria condemned the violence and a large majority. New sanctions against dictator Assad will be prepared. Geneva - The UN Human Rights Council has agreed on stronger action against the Syrian regime.

The panel voted overwhelmingly in Geneva for the establishment of an international investigation commission to investigate violations of human rights since i 2011th UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay had said, was in mid-March at the crackdown on anti-government protests in Syria, more than 2,200 people have been killed.

Saif Al-Islam, son of Gaddafi is free in Tripoli

Saif Al-Islam, whose arrest was announced by the insurgents and the Libyan Criminal Court (ICC), arrived free in the night of Monday to Tuesday, August 23 staying at the hotel where foreign journalists in Tripoli. Images on television, we can see that son of Muammar Gaddafi waving a fist in triumph, smiling, making the V for victory and greeting his supporters outside the hotel Rixos.

Saif Al-Islam said that his father was in a safe place in Tripoli, which entered the insurgents, and that the Libyan regime still controlled the country. Earlier, men of the hotel watching Muammar Gaddafi had taken a small group of reporters in Bab Al-Azizia, the complex of the Libyan leader in Tripoli, where they met Saif.

Strauss-Kahn is free

A New York judge yesterday dismissed all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn for sexual assault and attempted rape made by a cleaner at the Sofitel in Manhattan. The former director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Socialist candidate for the French presidency was finally free, but severely damaged his career.

Serious doubts are now on the performance of public prosecutors in Manhattan, who hastily put together the case and the only evidence of a cleaner who lied repeatedly. Judge Michael Obus of New York Supreme Court, left yesterday released the French politician. He accepted the prosecution's request to dismiss the charges because he had lost confidence in the prosecution, Nafissatou Diallo.

EU welcomes UN decision on Syria

The diplomat of the European Union (EU), Catherine Ashton, held that the Human Rights Council decided to request the UN to Syria of sending an international commission to investigate violations of accusing the regime of Bashar al Assad . The initiative was agreed the same day during a special Council session in Geneva.

"A UN mission established that the mass rapes now in Syria and violence against civilians could constitute crimes against humanity," Ashton recalled in a statement. 'A proper and urgent action is essential to investigate these violations, identify those responsible and ensure that those who committed them are held accountable, "he said.

In Brazil, about 4,000 people occupy the Treasury to demand agrarian reform

About 4,000 people belonging to the Movement of Landless Workers (MST) have occupied for seven hours the Minister of Finance of Brazil to demand land reform accelerated. The protest began around 7.00 am on Tuesday morning (local time) at Nilson Nelson Stadium, located in downtown Brasilia.

However, upon arrival at the ministry, the protesters decided to occupy the seat, so that has lasted until the early afternoon. Finally, the protesters agreed to leave the ministry after agreeing to a meeting Wednesday with the owner of this portfolio, Guido Mantega, in the Planalto Palace - seat of the presidency - as reported by the Joint National Secretary of Social Paulo Malden, the Agencia Brasil.

Earthquake in Washington and Congress and the Pentagon Evacuated Ny

The fear of the earthquake is to evacuate the Pentagon and Congress in the shadow of the bomb and which returns Sept. 11. People are afraid to go down the street from Washington to New York. The epicenter is 150 km of the capital, Virginia, but is felt even in Martha's Vineyard, the island on which Barack Obama is on vacation and while the shock traverses half the country is playing golf.

No trace of Gadhafi and children in rebel-controlled quarters

The rebels controlled completely on Tuesday night the headquarters of Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli, and found no trace of the leader or his sons, told AFP the military spokesman of the rebellion. "Bab al Aziziya is completely under our control, Colonel Gadhafi and his sons were not in place," said Colonel Ahmed Omar Bani in Benghazi, the rebel capital in the east.

Earlier, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, had assured that in Tripoli and has no intention of leaving the country, as reported following a telephone conversation with President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov . However, leaders of the insurgency say that "no one knows where (Gadhafi and children)," said Bani.