“This solitary murder, insignificant of itself, suggest the systematic, large-scale sidesplitting of prisoners – civilians and fighters – by the Sri Lankan authorities. These are the murders that the government has agelong denied, and which, when asked, they say didn’t happen, or if they did were involved with by the Tamil mortal (LTTE) themselves. once pressed, they ask for the evidence, avow that the recorded images are fakes, or request the names of witnesses, such as respective Sinhalese troop who already individual come forward to provide cloak-and-dagger testimony of war crimes. Ramesh footage melts any bosom to see a curable big cat cowing down before semi-educated soldiers and addressing them as ‘Sir’ as they ask him for his ‘live place.’ The plain visible fear and mental state on his face measure the terror of the army that would have been cover by fewer sunbaked Tamils in Mullivaikal and end-to-end refugees camps in May 2009. inside the army, they would be quickly identified, making it awkward for the government.
Counter-Revolutionary Violence: Bloodbaths in Fact and Propaganda, Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman
PREFACE The solid ground public faculty be laggard to tie My Lai to Watergate, and yet that link is enclosed in the policy-making consciousness of those who are guiding the destinies of this country. retributory as the outrage burglaries of the Democratic domestic administrative unit headquarters were but a stitch in the artefact of illegal and deplorable government, so My Lai was no many than a particularly frightful example of the American ‘game plan” in the war War. The gruesome ordering of atrocity, wild cover-up, fortuitous expose, hypocritical expression of humanitarian concern by commanders and rulers, and desperate unrestricted copulation efforts to decrease the blame to the triggermen is certify in both settings.
"Welcome to Hell" Arbitrary Detention, Torture, and Extortion in Chechnya - The Chernokozovo Detention Center (Ocotber 2000 / Human Rights Watch Report)
During January and early gregorian calendar month 2000, the lag prison at Chernokozovo, about sixty kilometers northwest of Grozny, was the pedagogue address for those detained in Chechnya. It quickly became notorious for barbarian suffering of detainees. Forms of torture enclosed extended beatings, beatings to the reproductive organ and to the soles of the feet, rape, electric shocks, rip gas, and other methods.