UN Secretary General: Appeal For Peaceful Solutions in Syria

UN Secretary General: Appeal For Peaceful Solutions in Syria

New York City / Ludwigshafen am Rhein. (oterapro). April 14, 2018. The founder of Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters, www.libertyandpeacenow.org and www.libertypeacenow.org (Blog: https://humanrightsreporters.wordpress.com), Andreas Klamm as known as Andreas Klamm-Sabaot has sent via FAX and E-mail an Appeal for Peaceful Solutions to the UN General Secretary António Guterres.

To

His Excellency António Guterres

UN Secretary General

United Nations, S-233

New York, NY 10027

 

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Neuhofen, April  11th, 2018

Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

 

APPEAL FOR PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS IN CONCERN OF SYRIA AND PEACE – The use of force will be a is prohibited

 

Dear His Excellency UN Secretary General António Guterres!

 

The media and government reports issued by the The President of the United States of America, His Excellency President Donald J. Trump, The U.S. Government, other leaders around the world are troubling and alarming.

 

As we have come to know there are officially unconfirmed reports about a possible attack with chemical weapons in the country of Syria. No proof has been provided yet. As we have learned and do know, it is not yet even certain if such attacks with chemical weapons might have taken place.

 

Threats have been issued and have been mentioned in public by several nation and Government leaders, rulers and even Presidents in Office, to attack the country of Syria with the use of force has been mentioned. Adding violence to violence is making no sense at all and it will not lead to peace and peaceful solutions which shall be and should be the first class priority and aim.

 

Based upon the Universal Declaration of the United Nations proclaimed in 1948 and the goodwill of peace loving people therefore I want to make an APPEAL FOR PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS for the country of Syria, its Government, its citizen and people and surrounding nations, such as

 

  1. Gathering of the UN Security Council which will adopt following peaceful solutions.
  2. Launch of an multinational UN investigation in concern of a possible attack with chemical weapons in Syria.
  3. The use of force and the use of lethal force will not be allowed and will be and is prohibited until certain proof of facts will be delivered to the UN Security Council and the public worldwide.
  4. Launch of a temporary Regional Security Council Assembly for Syria with members of the regular UN Security Council and with members of the official Government of Syria and with members of the official Government of Russia
  5. The aim of and for peaceful solutions for the country of Syria and its people and citizen and surrounding nations shall be set with first class priority.
  6. The aim of and for peaceful solutions shall have first class priority.
  7. As long as the UN investigation is ongoing any kind of false accusations against any country and government including, the Government of Syria, Iran and Russia will be not allowed and will be and are prohibited.
  8. Crimes according the crime of aggression according the Rome Statute  / ICC will be  and are prohibited
  9. Crimes against humanity and the use of forces and lethal force will be and are prohibited as long as the UN investigation will be ongoing and as long as not save and certain proof will be provided.
  10. Instead of the use of force there will be set and launched a regional conference or gathering assembly for peaceful solutions for Syria, its people, citizen and surrounding nations with national, international and multinational negotiators for peaceful solutions.
  11. In case if an attack against the country of Syria and its people and citizen with chemical weapons may will be confirmed based upon a just and air UN investigation a fair trial will be granted to those which are responsible and which are involved.
  12. Fair trial and negotiations will be granted and assured also to the Government of Syria and its President Bashar-al Assad. Peaceful solutions and humanitarian aid, assistance and support and for the citizen, people and animals living in the country of Syria will be have first priority.

 

 

Background, Reasoning And Sources

 

Syria´s President Bashar-al Assad may have invited according to officially not confirmed media reports already the member of the UN United Nations to launch an international and multional investigation.

 

Quote: „Assad denies use of chemical weapons

Syria’s president, Bashar-al Assad, has said that reports of a chemical weapons attack by his forces were „100% fabricated“.

In an exclusive interview with AFP, filmed by the Syrian presidency, he said that his country doesn’t have chemical weapons and that it was an excuse for the United States to attack his country.

Sources: AFP and BBC.com, http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-39586500/assad-denies-use-of-chemical-weapons

The entire UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, Resolution 217 IIIA, United Nations, proclaimed in 1948 ff.

Article 1: Innate freedom and equality

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

Article 11: Right to the presumption of innocence

Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations, universal

 

Article 8 bis

  1. For the purpose of this Statute, “crime of aggression” means the planning, preparation, initiation or execution, by a person in a position effectively to exercise control over or to direct the political or military action of a State, of an act of aggression which, by its character, gravity and scale, constitutes a manifest violation of the Charter of the United Nations.
  2. For the purpose of paragraph 1, “act of aggression” means the use of armed force by a State against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations. Any of the following acts, regardless of a declaration of war, shall, in accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974, qualify as an act of aggression:

(a) The invasion or attack by the armed forces of a State of the territory of another State, or any military occupation, however temporary, resulting from such invasion or attack, or any annexation by the use of force of the territory of another State or part thereof;

(b) Bombardment by the armed forces of a State against the territory of another State or the use of any weapons by a State against the territory of another State;

(c) The blockade of the ports or coasts of a State by the armed forces of another State;

(d) An attack by the armed forces of a State on the land, sea or air forces, or marine and air fleets of another State;

(e) The use of armed forces of one State which are within the territory of another State with the agreement of the receiving State, in contravention of the conditions provided for in the agreement or any extension of their presence in such territory beyond the termination of the agreement;

(f) The action of a State in allowing its territory, which it has placed at the disposal of another State, to be used by that other State for perpetrating an act of aggression against a third State;

(g) The sending by or on behalf of a State of armed bands, groups, irregulars or mercenaries, which carry out acts of armed force against another State of such gravity as to amount to the acts listed above, or its substantial involvement therein.

Exercise of jurisdiction

Under the Statute, the conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction for the „crime of aggression“ by the Court are as defined below. With these provisions, the Court may exercise its jurisdiction over the „crime of aggression“ in one or all of the following ways.

 

State referral, proprio motu

Security Council referral

Article 15 bis

Exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression (State referral, proprio motu)

 

The Court may exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression in accordance with article 13, paragraphs (a) and (c), subject to the provisions of this article.

The Court may exercise jurisdiction only with respect to crimes of aggression committed one year after the ratification or acceptance of the amendments by thirty States Parties.

The Court shall exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression in accordance with this article, subject to a decision to be taken after 1 January 2017 by the same majority of States Parties as is required for the adoption of an amendment to the Statute.

The Court may, in accordance with article 12, exercise jurisdiction over a crime of aggression, arising from an act of aggression committed by a State Party, unless that State Party has previously declared that it does not accept such jurisdiction by lodging a declaration with the Registrar. The withdrawal of such a declaration may be effected at any time and shall be considered by the State Party within three years.

In respect of a State that is not a party to this Statute, the Court shall not exercise its jurisdiction over the crime of aggression when committed by that State’s nationals or on its territory.

Where the Prosecutor concludes that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation in respect of a crime of aggression, he or she shall first ascertain whether the Security Council has made a determination of an act of aggression committed by the State concerned. The Prosecutor shall notify the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the situation before the Court, including any relevant information and documents.

Where the Security Council has made such a determination, the Prosecutor may proceed with the investigation in respect of a crime of aggression.

Where no such determination is made within six months after the date of notification, the Prosecutor may proceed with the investigation in respect of a crime of aggression, provided that the Pre-Trial Division has authorized the commencement of the investigation in respect of a crime of aggression in accordance with the procedure contained in article 15, and the Security Council has not decided otherwise in accordance with article 16.

A determination of an act of aggression by an organ outside the Court shall be without prejudice to the Court’s own findings under this Statute.

This article is without prejudice to the provisions relating to the exercise of jurisdiction with respect to other crimes referred to in article 5.[6]

Article 15 ter

Exercise of jurisdiction over the crime of aggression (Security Council referral)

 

The Court may exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression in accordance with article 13, paragraph (b), subject to the provisions of this article.

The Court may exercise jurisdiction only with respect to crimes of aggression committed one year after the ratification or acceptance of the amendments by thirty States Parties.

The Court shall exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression in accordance with this article, subject to a decision to be taken after 1 January 2017 by the same majority of States Parties as is required for the adoption of an amendment to the Statute.

A determination of an act of aggression by an organ outside the Court shall be without prejudice to the Court’s own findings under this Statute.

This article is without prejudice to the provisions relating to the exercise of jurisdiction with respect to other crimes referred to in article 5.

Activation of the Court’s jurisdiction

Since the amendments on the crime of aggression were adopted under Article 121.5, they enter into force for each ratifying State individually. In addition, the amendments require two further conditions to be fulfilled for the Court to exercise jurisdiction, both for state referrals and proprio motu investigations (15 bis) and for Security Council referrals (15 ter):

 

The Court may exercise jurisdiction only with respect to crimes of aggression committed one year after the ratification or acceptance of the amendments by thirty States Parties.

The Court shall exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression in accordance with this article, subject to a decision to be taken after 1 January 2017 by the same majority of States Parties as is required for the adoption of an amendment to the Statute.

At the 16th annual session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Treaty, it was decided to activate jurisdiction of the Crime of Aggression starting July 17, 2018.[7]

 

ICC: Jurisdiction over Crime of Aggression Activated

(Dec. 26, 2017) The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) met at United Nations headquarters from December 4 to 14, 2017. (Press Release, Assembly Activates Court’s Jurisdiction over Crime of Aggression, ICC website (Dec. 15, 2017).) The Assembly “is the Court’s management oversight and legislative body and is composed of representatives of the States which have ratified or acceded to the Rome Statute.” (Assembly of States Parties, ICC website (last visited Dec. 20, 2017); Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (in force from July 1, 2002), ICC website.)

 

Among the actions taken at the recent Assembly was the adoption of several resolutions by consensus. These included activating the jurisdiction of the ICC over the crime of aggression, thereby adding this crime to the other offenses over which ICC jurisdiction is active, which are genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. The additional jurisdiction will become effective on July 17, 2018. (Assembly of States Parties, supra; Assembly Activates Court’s Jurisdiction over Crime of Aggression, supra.) The Assembly also amended article 8 of the Rome Statute, on war crimes, adding to the definition of war crimes the use of microbial, biological, or toxin weapons, weapons that cause injuries through fragments that cannot be detected by x-rays, and laser weapons.  (Assembly Activates Court’s Jurisdiction over Crime of Aggression, supra.)

 

In addition, the Assembly elected six judges for terms of nine years; a new President of the Assembly, Judge O-Gon Kwon of the Republic of Korea, for the years 2018-20; and Vice-Presidents from Senegal and Slovakia. (Assembly Activates Court’s Jurisdiction over Crime of Aggression, supra.)

 

Background

 

The activation of the ICC’s jurisdiction over “aggression” follows many years of debate on how the crime would be prosecuted in practice. Although the mandate to bring aggressors to trial was part of the original jurisdiction of the ICC, its implementation was postponed pending agreement on the meaning of “aggression” and the role of nations with vetoes in the United Nations Security Council.

 

At a meeting held in Kampala, Uganda, in 2010, diplomats reached consensus that the ICC Prosecutor would take on cases of aggression only with the approval of the Security Council. In the absence of an acknowledgment by the Security Council that aggression has occurred, the Prosecutor must request a case from that body. Should the Security Council not reply for six months, the Prosecutor may seek approval from the ICC judges to proceed with an investigation. In addition, States may opt out of allowing ICC jurisdiction over crimes of aggression, sending a declaration to that effect to the Registrar of the Court. At the 2010 meeting, it was decided that the jurisdiction would come into effect in 2017 if adopted by 30 Member States and promulgated by the Assembly of States Parties. The 30th adoption, by Palestine, took place on June 26, 2016. (Stéphanie Maupas, After 15 Years, ICC States Still Debating Crime of Aggression, JUSTICEINFO.NET (Feb. 15, 2017).

Source:

http://www.loc.gov/law/foreign-news/article/icc-jurisdiction-over-crime-of-aggression-activated

 

 

Article 7

Crimes against humanity

  1. For the purpose of this Statute, „crime against humanity“ means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:

 

(a)     Murder;

(b)     Extermination;

 

(c)     Enslavement;

 

(d)     Deportation or forcible transfer of population;

 

(e)     Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;

 

(f)     Torture;

 

(g)     Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;

 

(h)     Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court;

 

(i)     Enforced disappearance of persons;

 

(j)     The crime of apartheid;

 

(k)     Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.

 

  1. For the purpose of paragraph 1:

(a)     „Attack directed against any civilian population“ means a course of conduct involving the multiple commission of acts referred to in paragraph 1 against any civilian population, pursuant to or in furtherance of a State or organizational policy to commit such attack;

(b)     „Extermination“ includes the intentional infliction of conditions of life, inter alia the deprivation of access to food and medicine, calculated to bring about the destruction of part of a population;

 

(c)     „Enslavement“ means the exercise of any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership over a person and includes the exercise of such power in the course of trafficking in persons, in particular women and children;

 

(d)     „Deportation or forcible transfer of population“ means forced displacement of the persons concerned by expulsion or other coercive acts from the area in which they are lawfully present, without grounds permitted under international law;

 

(e)     „Torture“ means the intentional infliction of severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, upon a person in the custody or under the control of the accused; except that torture shall not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to, lawful sanctions;

 

(f)     „Forced pregnancy“ means the unlawful confinement of a woman forcibly made pregnant, with the intent of affecting the ethnic composition of any population or carrying out other grave violations of international law. This definition shall not in any way be interpreted as affecting national laws relating to pregnancy;

 

(g)     „Persecution“ means the intentional and severe deprivation of fundamental rights contrary to international law by reason of the identity of the group or collectivity;

 

(h)     „The crime of apartheid“ means inhumane acts of a character similar to those referred to in paragraph 1, committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime;

 

(i)     „Enforced disappearance of persons“ means the arrest, detention or abduction of persons by, or with the authorization, support or acquiescence of, a State or a political organization, followed by a refusal to acknowledge that deprivation of freedom or to give information on the fate or whereabouts of those persons, with the intention of removing them from the protection of the law for a prolonged period of time.

 

  1. For the purpose of this Statute, it is understood that the term „gender“ refers to the two sexes, male and female, within the context of society. The term „gender“ does not indicate any meaning different from the above.

 

 

Article 8

War crimes

 

  1. The Court shall have jurisdiction in respect of war crimes in particular when committed as part of a plan or policy or as part of a large-scale commission of such crimes.

 

  1. For the purpose of this Statute, „war crimes“ means:

(a)     Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, namely, any of the following acts against persons or property protected under the provisions of the relevant Geneva Convention:

(i)     Wilful killing;

(ii)     Torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments;

 

(iii)     Wilfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health;

 

(iv)     Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly;

 

(v)     Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power;

 

(vi)     Wilfully depriving a prisoner of war or other protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial;

 

(vii)     Unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement;

 

(viii)     Taking of hostages.

 

 

(b)     Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:

(i)     Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities;

(ii)     Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military objectives;

 

(iii)     Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in a humanitarian assistance or peacekeeping mission in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, as long as they are entitled to the protection given to civilians or civilian objects under the international law of armed conflict;

 

(iv)     Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects or widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment which would be clearly excessive in relation to the concrete and direct overall military advantage anticipated;

 

(v)     Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings which are undefended and which are not military objectives;

 

(vi)     Killing or wounding a combatant who, having laid down his arms or having no longer means of defence, has surrendered at discretion;

 

(vii)     Making improper use of a flag of truce, of the flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the enemy or of the United Nations, as well as of the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions, resulting in death or serious personal injury;

 

(viii)     The transfer, directly or indirectly, by the Occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies, or the deportation or transfer of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside this territory;

 

(ix)     Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals and places where the sick and wounded are collected, provided they are not military objectives;

 

(x)     Subjecting persons who are in the power of an adverse party to physical mutilation or to medical or scientific experiments of any kind which are neither justified by the medical, dental or hospital treatment of the person concerned nor carried out in his or her interest, and which cause death to or seriously endanger the health of such person or persons;

 

(xi)     Killing or wounding treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army;

 

(xii)     Declaring that no quarter will be given;

 

(xiii)     Destroying or seizing the enemy’s property unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war;

 

(xiv)     Declaring abolished, suspended or inadmissible in a court of law the rights and actions of the nationals of the hostile party;

 

(xv)     Compelling the nationals of the hostile party to take part in the operations of war directed against their own country, even if they were in the belligerent’s service before the commencement of the war;

 

(xvi)     Pillaging a town or place, even when taken by assault;

 

(xvii)     Employing poison or poisoned weapons;

 

(xviii)     Employing asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and all analogous liquids, materials or devices;

 

(xix)     Employing bullets which expand or flatten easily in the human body, such as bullets with a hard envelope which does not entirely cover the core or is pierced with incisions;

 

(xx)     Employing weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering or which are inherently indiscriminate in violation of the international law of armed conflict, provided that such weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare are the subject of a comprehensive prohibition and are included in an annex to this Statute, by an amendment in accordance with the relevant provisions set forth in articles 121 and 123;

 

(xxi)     Committing outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment;

 

(xxii)     Committing rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, as defined in article 7, paragraph 2 (f), enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence also constituting a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions;

 

(xxiii)     Utilizing the presence of a civilian or other protected person to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations;

 

(xxiv)     Intentionally directing attacks against buildings, material, medical units and transport, and personnel using the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions in conformity with international law;

 

(xxv)     Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including wilfully impeding relief supplies as provided for under the Geneva Conventions;

 

(xxvi)     Conscripting or enlisting children under the age of fifteen years into the national armed forces or using them to participate actively in hostilities.

 

 

(c)     In the case of an armed conflict not of an international character, serious violations of article 3 common to the four Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, namely, any of the following acts committed against persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention or any other cause:

 

(i)     Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;

(ii)     Committing outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment;

 

(iii)     Taking of hostages;

 

(iv)     The passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgement pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all judicial guarantees which are generally recognized as indispensable.

 

 

(d)     Paragraph 2 (c) applies to armed conflicts not of an international character and thus does not apply to situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots, isolated and sporadic acts of violence or other acts of a similar nature.

(e)     Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in armed conflicts not of an international character, within the established framework of international law, namely, any of the following acts:

 

 

(i)     Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities;

(ii)     Intentionally directing attacks against buildings, material, medical units and transport, and personnel using the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions in conformity with international law;

 

(iii)     Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in a humanitarian assistance or peacekeeping mission in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, as long as they are entitled to the protection given to civilians or civilian objects under the international law of armed conflict;

 

(iv)     Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals and places where the sick and wounded are collected, provided they are not military objectives;

 

(v)     Pillaging a town or place, even when taken by assault;

 

(vi)     Committing rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, as defined in article 7, paragraph 2 (f), enforced sterilization, and any other form of sexual violence also constituting a serious violation of article 3 common to the four Geneva Conventions;

 

(vii)     Conscripting or enlisting children under the age of fifteen years into armed forces or groups or using them to participate actively in hostilities;

 

(viii)     Ordering the displacement of the civilian population for reasons related to the conflict, unless the security of the civilians involved or imperative military reasons so demand;

 

(ix)     Killing or wounding treacherously a combatant adversary;

 

(x)     Declaring that no quarter will be given;

 

(xi)     Subjecting persons who are in the power of another party to the conflict to physical mutilation or to medical or scientific experiments of any kind which are neither justified by the medical, dental or hospital treatment of the person concerned nor carried out in his or her interest, and which cause death to or seriously endanger the health of such person or persons;

 

(xii)     Destroying or seizing the property of an adversary unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of the conflict;

 

 

(f)       Paragraph 2 (e) applies to armed conflicts not of an international character and thus does not apply to situations of internal disturbances and tensions, such as riots, isolated and sporadic acts of violence or other acts of a similar nature. It applies to armed conflicts that take place in the territory of a State when there is protracted armed conflict between governmental authorities and organized armed groups or between such groups.

  1. Nothing in paragraph 2 (c) and (e) shall affect the responsibility of a Government to maintain or re-establish law and order in the State or to defend the unity and territorial integrity of the State, by all legitimate means.

Source:  http://legal.un.org/icc/statute/99_corr/cstatute.htm

 

May the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and may supreme natural and supernatural powers and forces will provide freely love, knowledge, justice, strength, health and wisdom to the UN Secretary General António Guterres and all people  and persons involved in efforts for peace, love, justice, security and peaceful solutions for the country of Syria, its citizen, people, animals and surrounding nations. 

 

Thank you in advance.

Sincerely,

Andreas Klamm – Sabaot, Journalist, Autor, Schriftsteller, staatlich geprüfter Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger, Rettungssanitäter,

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Menschenrechts-Aktivist Felix Otto nackt und gefesselt in Isolations-Haft

„Geheime Abschiebung“ für Dienstag geplant:
Menschenrechts-Aktivist Felix Otto nackt und gefesselt in Isolations-Haft

Von Andreas Klamm
New York / Berlin / Erfurt. 24. August 2009. Der Menschenrechts-Aktivist und der The Voice Refugee – Aktivist Felix Otto aus dem afrikanischen Staat Kamerun befindet sich einem Bericht von The Voice Refugee-Forum offenbar zur Zeit an Händen und Füßen gefesselt in einer Video-überwachten Einzel-Isolationshaft-Zelle im Abschiebe-Gefängnis bei Suhl-Goldauter in Thüringen.
In der Pressemitteilung wird zudem darüber informiert, dass Felix Otto stetig auch beim Führen von Telefonaten dauerhaft überwacht werde. Die Möglichkeiten, zu telefonieren seien eingeschränkt. Dem Menschenrechts-Aktivisten und The Voice-Refugee-Sprecher Felix Otto wurden die Kleider abgenommen.

Offiziell werde die Maßnahme mit einer „Suizid-Gefährdung“ begründet. Diese Diagnose, so The Voice Refugee Forum, komme aus „heiterem Himmel“. Vor einigen Tagen hatte Felix Otto in einem Telefongespräch vom überraschenden Besuch eines Psychologen berichtet, der ihn öfters besuchen wolle.
Die Isolations-Haft und die für Dienstag den 25. August 2009 am Flughafen von Frankfurt am Main geplante Abschiebung des Menschenrechts-Sprechers hat für große Aufmerksamkeit und Anteilnahme mehrerer Hundert Menschen in Deutschland beigetragen.
Der Mann werde offensichtlich von den Abschiebe-Behörden in Deutschland als besonders „renitent“ eingestuft.
The Voice Refugee Forum zeigte sich besorgt über die Vorgänge: „Unsere ursprüngliche Vermutung, dass es vor allem darum ginge, Felix Otto zu besänftigen, indem man ihn im Glauben ließe, dass man sich um ihn kümmere, hat sich leider nicht bestätigt.
Ziel der plötzlichen psychologischen Fürsorge war es offensichtlich allein, eine offizielle Rechtfertigung dafür zu gewinnen, dass man ihn des
letzten Restes an Freiheit zu beraubt, um seine Abschiebung ohne Hindernisse durchführen zu können und jede Form von Protest und Widerstand zu verhindern. Felix Otto soll offenbar von jedem Kontakt mit der Außenwelt und Öffentlichkeit abgeschirmt werden.
Bezeichnenderweise setzte die Maßnahme nach dem Telefonat mit einem Freund ein, der ihn über die geplante Abschiebung informiert hat. Zu behaupten, dass diese Sonderbehandlung irgendetwas mit der Sorge um sein Leben zu tun habe, ist eine beispiellose Heuchelei. Wer ernsthaft um das Leben und die Gesundheit von Felix Otto besorgt ist, möge schleunigst damit aufhören, seine Abschiebung zu betreiben und dafür sorgen, dass er sofort seine Freiheit zurückbekommt!“
Für Dienstag, den 25. August 2009, 10.40 Uhr ist am Flughafen von Frankfurt am Main die „geheime Abschiebung“ unter Ausschluß der Öffentlichkeit des Asyl-suchenden Menschen und Flüchtlings gemeinsam mit weiteren Flüchtlingen mittels Charter-Flug geplant.
Der Menschenrechts- und The Voice-Sprecher Felix Otto und die Flüchtlingshilfe-Organisation The Voice setzen sich seit Monaten für die Abschaffung der so genannten Residenz-Pflicht von Asyl-suchenden Menschen in Deutschland ein.
Ausführliche und weitere Informationen: http://thevoiceforum.org/node/1361
The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena
Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena
Tel. Handy 0049(0) 17624568988,
Fax: 03641 / 42 02 70,
thevoiceforum@emdash.org,
In der Allgemeinen Erklärung der Menschenrechte der Vereinten Nationen (UN) proklamiert bereits im Jahr 1948 wird jedem Menschen garantiert:
Artikel 13
1. Jeder hat das Recht, sich innerhalb eines Staates frei zu bewegen und seinen Aufenthaltsort frei zu wählen.
2. Jeder hat das Recht, jedes Land, einschließlich seines eigenen, zu verlassen und in sein Land zurückzukehren.
Artikel 14
1. Jeder hat das Recht, in anderen Ländern vor Verfolgung Asyl zu suchen und zu genießen.
2. Dieses Recht kann nicht in Anspruch genommen werden im Falle einer Strafverfolgung, die tatsächlich auf Grund von Verbrechen nichtpolitischer Art oder auf Grund von Handlungen erfolgt, die gegen die Ziele und Grundsätze der Vereinten Nationen verstoßen.
Weitere und ausführliche Informationen bei den Vereinten Nationen (United Nations), www.un.org .

Zensur: Google löschte Informations-Blog von IBS Television Liberty (Leeds)


Google löschte Informations-Blog von IBS Television Liberty (Leeds)

Von Tina Green

London / Berlin. 2. August 2009. Völlig überraschend und ohne jede Begründung oder Ankündigung hat Google INC bei blogspot.com den Informations-Blog von IBS Television Liberty mit allen Inhalten, Fotos und Fernseh-Sendungen gelöscht.

Die Gründe für die überraschende Löschung sind nicht bekannt.

IBS Television Liberty ist Teil des seit 1986 international tätigen IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty – Netzwerkes, dem auch Radio IBS Liberty angehört.

Das Medien-Netzwerk berichtet seit 1986 mit Radio- und Fernseh-Sendungen in englischer und deutscher Sprache und zu Themen zu den Menschenrechten.

Die Haupt-Seite von IBS Television Liberty ist bei www.ibstelevision.com erreichbar.

Die Informations-Blog-Seite bei www.ibstvliberty.blogspot.com wurde ohne Ankündigung an die Betreiber und Redaktionen gelöscht. Die Netzwerke IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS TV Liberty, 3mnewswire.org, IFN International Family Network d734 und Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters kooperieren bereits seit mehreren Jahren.

Der Redaktions-Leiter von IBS TV Liberty, der französich-deutsche Journalist, Rundfunk-Journalist und Autor von sieben Büchern, Andreas Klamm, kritisierte die unangekündigte Löschung mehrerer wichtiger Informations-Angebot und mahnte an, dass nach der Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte der Vereinten Nationen Glaubens- und Gewissens-Freiheit und die Meinungs- Presse- und Informations-Freiheit auch in Deutschland und in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika gilt.

Artikel 18

Jeder hat das Recht auf Gedanken-, Gewissens- und Religionsfreiheit; dieses Recht schließt die Freiheit ein, seine Religion oder Überzeugung zu wechseln, sowie die Freiheit, seine Religion oder Weltanschauung allein oder in Gemeinschaft mit anderen, öffentlich oder privat durch Lehre, Ausübung, Gottesdienst und Kulthandlungen zu bekennen.

Artikel 19

Jeder hat das Recht auf Meinungsfreiheit und freie Meinungsäußerung; dieses Recht schließt die Freiheit ein, Meinungen ungehindert anzuhängen sowie über Medien jeder Art und ohne Rücksicht auf Grenzen Informationen und Gedankengut zu suchen, zu empfangen und zu verbreiten.

Auszug aus der Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte der Vereinten Nationen, www.un.org

Nato-Gipfel: Rote Hilfe befürchtet massive Einschränkungen von Grundrechten und Menschenrechten – Internationale Friedens-Aktivisten auf dem Weg nach Strasbourg verhaftet

Nato-Gipfel: Rote Hilfe befürchtet massive Einschränkungen von Grundrechten und Menschenrechten
Internationale Friedens-Aktivisten auf dem Weg nach Strasbourg verhaftet

Von Andreas Klamm, Französisch-deutscher Nachrichten-Korrespondent
Strasbourg/Baden-Baden/Kehl. 2. April 2009. In einer Presse-Erklärung beklagt der Bundesvorstand des Vereines Rote Hilfe e. V. so wörtlich: „Massive staatliche Repression (Unterdrückung) im Vorfeld des NATO-Gipfels in Strasbourg, Baden-Baden und Kehl.“
Bereits im Rahmen der linken Proteste gegen den diesjährigen NATO-Jubiläums-Gipfel in Strasbourg, Baden-Baden und Kehl, an dem fast 30 RegierungsvertreterInnen aus aller Welt teilnehmen werden, sei es am Rande der Demonstration „Make Militarism History“ in Freiburg am Montagabend zu staatlichen Repressionsmaßnahmen in Form von schikanösen Kontrollen, kurzzeitigen Ingewahrsamnahmen und martialischer Polizeipräsenz gekommen, teilte der Bundesvorstand der Roten Hilfe mit.

Die Proteste gegen das 60 Jahre alte Militärbündnis wolle man fortsetzen, auch dann wenn Behörden alle Dinge unternehmen, um jegliche Proteste im Keim zu ersticken.
Mitglieder der kollektiven Volxküche „Le Sabot“, die auf ihrem Weg zum Camp in
Strasbourg waren, wurden gegen 13 Uhr am Dienstag-Mittag am Grenzübergang A35 Lauterbourg durchsucht und mit der Begründung zurückgeschickt, „die Fahrerin sei datenbanktechnisch als Mitglied der linksradikalen Organisation „Black Block“ Polizei-bekannt.“
Außerdem seien im Auto neben den vielen Küchenmessern, die für einen Anschlag benutzt werden könnten und deshalb beschlagnahmt werden müssten, Rechtshilfetipps von Legal Team, Ermittlungsausschuss und Roter Hilfe gefunden worden, die den Verdacht bestätigten, dass es sich bei den InsassInnen um gut geschulte „TerroristInnen ultralinker und anarcho-autonomer Netzwerke“ (Zitat der französischen Innenministerin Michèle Alliot-Marie) handle.
Im Anschluss daran wurden bis heute einige „Le Sabot“-Mitglieder und Menschen, die sich an der Aktion, Kochequipment für mehrere Tausend Menschen auf das Camp in Strasbourg zu bringen, beteiligt hatten, in die Gefangenen-Sammelstelle nach Kehl verbracht.
Die AktivistInnen wurde bis zum heutigen Mittag wieder freigelassen. Allerdings wurde ein Einreise-Verbot gegen einiger der AktivistInnen verhängt. Man hoffe nun auf eine richterliche Entscheidung, die für Donnerstag-Morgen erwartet wird.
Auch an vielen anderen Stellen, so die Rote Hilfe, und in vielen anderen Bereichen haben die Einsatzkräfte, die im Angesicht der militanten Anti-G20-Proteste in London einen Tag zuvor mittlerweile ein erhebliches Bedrohungsszenario an die Wand malen, alles unternommen, um ihren von Anfang an auf Eskalation ausgerichteten Kurs zielstrebig verfolgen zu können: Mit dem Versuch, das Camp mit der Polizeisondereinheit BAC (Brigade Anti Criminalité) anzugreifen, Fahnen zu beschlagnahmen, an den Grenzen rigide zu kontrollieren und großzügig Ein- und Ausreiseverbote zu erteilen, wollen sie der politischen Zielvorgabe gerecht werden, die in der weiträumigen und totalen Abschottung der NATO-GipfelteilnehmerInnen von ihren KritikerInnen besteht.
Die Rote Hilfe e. V. befürchtet konkret sogar, das hätten bereits die ersten Tage vor dem eigentlichen Gipfel deutlich gezeigt, eine weitreichende Außerkraftsetzung rechtsstaatlicher Schutz-Standards und bürgerlicher Freiheitsrechte, wie diese im Grungesetz, der Verfassung für Deutschland, der Verfassung für Frankreich und nach der Allgemeinen Erklärung der Menschenrechte der United Nations (Vereinte Nationen, www.un.org) garantiert werden.
Die Folge solle letztendlich die Behinderung und Unterbindung von politischem Protest sein.
Die Rote Hilfe protestiert ausdrücklich gegen die unzähligen polizeilichen Maßnahmen
im Vorfeld des NATO-Gipfels, gegen Grenzkontrollen und sonstige Einschränkungen
der grundgesetzlich verbrieften Bewegungs-Freiheit, gegen Schikanen gegenüber den
Campenden, gegen willkürliche Kontrollen und Platzverweise.
Man hoffe, dass das Kalkül der staatlichen Repressions-Organe, mit solchen Maßnahmen die Einschüchterung zu verschärfen und einen unerträglichen „rechtswidrigen Überwachungsdruck“ aufzubauen, der politisches Handeln lähmen soll, nicht aufgehen wird, teilte die Rote Hilfe mit.
Mathias Krause für den Bundesvorstand des Vereines Rote Hilfe e.V. versicherte: „Die Rote Hilfe wird alles in ihren Kräften Stehende tun, um dem Abbau des Demonstrationsrechts und der Versammlungsfreiheit und der Einschränkung der Bewegungsfreiheit etwas entgegenzusetzen.“
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Aktionen zum Gedenken an die Ermordung von Aisha Ibrahim: Gewalt gegen Frauen ist eine Menschenrechtsverletzung

Aktionen zum Gedenken an die Ermordung von Aisha Ibrahim:
Gewalt gegen Frauen ist eine Menschenrechtsverletzung
Von Andreas Klamm
Berlin. Erst sind erst wenige Tage vergangen seitdem die 13-jährige Aisha Ibrahim Dhuhulow am Montag den 27. Oktober 2008 in Kismayu, Somalia, gesteinigt wurde. Sie wurde von einer Gruppe von rund 50 Männern im Stadion von Kismayu vor rund 1000 Zuschauern öffentlich hingerichtet.

Aisha Ibrahim Dhuhulow wurde außer-ehelicher, sexueller Verkehr vorgeworfen und dieser steht nach der in Kismayu geltenden Scharia (einem Teil islamischen Rechts) unter Todesstrafe.
Ihr Vater und weitere Zeugen berichteten Amnesty International jedoch, dass sie in Wirklichkeit von drei Männern vergewaltigt worden sei und versucht hatte, diese Vergewaltigung bei den Al-Shabab Milizen, welche Kismayu kontrollieren, zur Anzeige zu bringen. Es war dieser Versuch sich Gerechtigkeit zu verschaffen, der zu ihrer Beschuldigung und Verurteilung führte. Keiner der Männer, die Aisha der Vergewaltigung beschuldigte, wurde verhaftet.
Als Zeugen der Steinigung versuchten Aisha zu retten, eröffneten die Milizen das Feuer und töteten dabei einen zuschauenden Jungen.
TERRE DES FEMMES hat leider erst am 3. November vom Schicksal von Aisha Ibrahim Dhuhulow erfahren. „Dennoch ist es sehr wichtig, Aisha eine Stimme zu geben, ihren Fall öffentlich zu machen und sich für die Wahrung der Frauenrechte in Somalia einzusetzen.“, meint Christa Stolle von Terre des Femme.
Gewalt gegen Frauen kommt nicht nur in Somalia sondern leider auch in vielen anderen Ländern in dieser Welt vor auch noch in Deutschland und daher fordern auch Die Linke-Politiker Schutzeinrichtungen für Frauen in Deutschland in allen Bereichen.
Die Partei DIE LINKE nimmt als eine der wenigen Parteien in Deutschland das Problem der Gewalt der Frauen offenbar jetzt sehr ernst unterstützt die bundesweite Fahnenaktion von „Terre des Femmes“ anlässlich des internationalen Tages gegen Gewalt an Frauen. Zahlreiche Abgeordnete der Fraktion und ihre Wahlkreisbüros zeigen Flagge, um auf die alltägliche Gewalt gegen Frauen aufmerksam zu machen.
„Gewalt gegen Frauen hat viele Gesichter. Sie ist kein privates, sondern ein gesellschaftliches Problem“, so Kirsten Tackmann, frauenpolitische Sprecherin der Fraktion. „Jeder Frau und ihren Kindern muss in Deutschland ein gesicherter Zugang zu einer Schutzeinrichtung gewährleistet werden. Dazu muss die Bundesregierung die ungleichen Verhältnisse in der Notsituation bei Flucht vor häuslicher Gewalt beenden.“
Der Menschenrechts-politische Sprecher der LINKEN, Michael Leutert, betonte: „Gewalt gegen Frauen ist eine Menschenrechtsverletzung. Wer die Würde von Frauen verletzt, ihnen ihr Recht auf Leben, Freiheit und Sicherheit nimmt oder sie unmenschlich behandelt, begeht ein Verbrechen.“
Die Frauen-Schutz-Organisation TERRE DES FEMMES möchte im Sinne der Ermordung der 13jährigen Aisha Ibrahim und zum Schutz für Frauen etwas unternehmen und bittet möglichst viele Menschen Protest-Briefe zu schreiben.
Es wird darum gebeten an die Repräsentanten von Somalia, die African Union und an verschiedene UN Menschenrechts Büros zu schreiben und fordern , ihren Einfluss und ihre Autorität geltend zu machen, um weitere Verletzungen der Menschenrechte in Somalia zu verhindern.
Terre des Femmes empfiehlt zudem Sie eine sofortige und unabhängige Aufklärung von Aishas Fall und die Verurteilung der Täter zu fordern. Es sollten alle erforderlichen Maßnahmen ergriffen werden, die notwendig sind, um Mädchen und Frauen zukünftig vor einem Schicksal wie dem von Aisha zu bewahren.
Die Frauenrechte-Organisation hat ein Muster für einen Protestbrief in englischer Sprache bereits vorbereitet. Diese und weitere Informationen können auf der Internet-Seite: www.frauenrechte.de eingesehen werden.
Ausführliche und weitere Informationen können direkt bei der Organisation angefordert werden. Christa Stolle, TERRE DES FEMMES e.V., Christa Stolle, Geschäftsführerin, Postfach 2565, 72015 Tübingen, Tel: 07071/7973-0, Fax: 07071/7973-22, E-Mail direkt: geschaeftsfuehrung@frauenrechte.de
Die Adressen für mögliche Protest-Schreiben und um für die Frauenrechte sich in Somalia zu engagieren lauten:
Repräsentanten von Somalia:
The Somali Prime Minister
HE. Ali Mohamed Gedi
P.O. Box 623 – 00606
Sarit, Somalia
premierson@somali-gov.info
African Union:
African Union Headquarters
Social Affairs Commissioner
Adv. Bience P. Gawanas
P.O. Box 3243, Roosevelt Street (Old Airport Area)
W21K19, Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia
Fax: + 251 11 550 49 85
Directorate of Women, Gender and Development
Mrs. Litha Musyimi-Ogana
Fax: +251 11 551 78 44
dgender@africa-union.org
United Nations, Schweiz (Switzerland)
Ms. Yakin Erturk
Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais de Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Ms. Navanethem Pillay
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Office at Geneva
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9022
United Nations New York
His Excellency Secretary-General
Ban Ki-Moon
405 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017
United States of America (U.S.A)
Tel. (212) 963-8302

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Amy Goodman to receive Right Livelihood Award

Amy Goodman on her educational program Democracy NOW! Democracy NOW! broadcast daily Monday to Friday. For more information go to: www.democracynow.org. Photo: 3mnewswire.org

Amy Goodman to receive Right Livelihood Award

By Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist and author of Liberty and Peace NOW!

Washington D. C. / New York City / London/Stockholm/October 28, 2008. The international and excellent journalist which is known as one of the world best top journalists, authors and broadcast journalists has been awarded to receive the Right Livelihood Award on December 8, 2008 by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation in Stockholm in Sweden.

Amy Goodman will share the right Livelihood Award with four other woman which have been taking part in a vital role of social transformation.

The three other women which will receive also the Right Livelihood Award 2008 are

Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan / LAFTI (India)

„…for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realising in practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable human development, for which they have been referred to as ‚India’s soul‘.“

Asha Hagi (Somalia)

„…for continuing to lead at great personal risk the female participation in the peace and reconciliation process in her war-ravaged country.“

and

Monika Hauser (Germany)

„…for her tireless commitment to working with women who have experienced the most horrific sexual violence in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, and campaigning for them to receive social recognition and compensation.“

Amy Goodman will be honored for „…for developing an innovative model of truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media.

Presented annually in Stockholm at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award is usually shared by four recipients. One of them may receive an Honorary Award, given to a person or group whose work the Jury wishes to recognize but who is not primarily in need of monetary support. The others share the prize money of 2,000,000 Swedish kronor (approximately USD 310,000). The prize money is for ongoing successful work, never for personal use.

The media is sometimes called the fourth power in a democracy. But in many countries of the world such as for example Germany, Iran, Iraq, China, North Korea and many others the media is today no longer willing or able to play this role. Instead it defers to commercial and political interests, thus eroding democracy and destroying elementary and fundamental vital parts of a democracy such as the freedom of the press, liberty, peace, free speech and justice.

With Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman has shown what the alternative to this dangerous trend can look like. Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. which is now available to people seeking alternative viewpoints around the globe.

Career
Amy Goodman was born in 1957, graduated from Harvard in 1984 and became news director at the New York radio station WBAI a few years later. In 1996 she launched the daily one-hour news broadcast Democracy Now!, which she now hosts with Juan Gonzalez, and which is produced live from 08.00 to 09.00 US EST.

Unembedded reporting
Democracy Now! focuses on issues its producers consider under-reported or ignored by mainstream news coverage, like global news or reporting on anti-war activism in the U.S. It provides hard-hitting, independent, breaking coverage of war and peace, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, and struggles for social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice in the U.S. and abroad.


Democracy Now! seeks to give voice to the voiceless. Its broadcasts include:

  • in-depth interviews with community members, activists, academics, artists and journalists shut out by the mainstream media,

  • debates between activists and people in power,

  • investigative reports and exclusive interviews with usual and controversial guests,

  • and on-the-ground reporting from protests, the recent conventions and hot spots round the world.

Democracy Now! – Facts and figures
Democracy Now! is the fastest growing independent news program in the United States of America . The educational program is now syndicated to more than 700 radio and TV, satellite and cable TV networks in North America reaching millions of people worldwide.
Democracy Now! is produced by seven producers, 20 full-time and 15 paid part-time staff as well as many volunteers. Broadcast daily as an hourly TV show, but with its founding on radio, it is produced in such a way that the stories never rely on the pictures, which allows it to be sent out as a radio show on community radio stations all over the US.
Democracy Now! has an outreach team working to encourage communities to demand that their community radio stations transmit the program.
Democracy Now!’s innovative technical solutions allow for high usability for any kind of audience. There is ‚close captioning‘ for deaf people and numerous voluntary transcribers produce full transcripts of the show. On the website, there are different types of streams and downloads, e.g. audio files, but also high-quality video files that are sent out, for example, by a Japanese TV channel once a week. Democracy Now! also keeps a complete archive of all its shows, which people can research for free.
Democracy Now! receives no government or corporate funding. Because of its educational mission, it has charitable status according to US law (501c3). Major organizational donors have been the Lannan Foundation and the Wallace Global Fund. Significant contributions also come from listeners themselves.
What Amy Goodman is calling Trickle-up journalism”
Amy Goodman describes Democracy Now! as ‚trickle-up journalism‘, because the stories it runs are often taken up by the mainstream media and her interviewees are very often interviewed by other channels after they have appeared on Democracy Now! Thus, the significance of Democracy Now! goes beyond the show as such: It also serves to open up the media landscape, acting as a ‚conveyor belt‘ for stories that otherwise would not reach the mainstream media.

Awards and books received by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman’s awards include the Golden Reel for the Best National Documentary for ‚Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship‘ in 1998, and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for ‚Massacre: the Story of East Timor‘. This story had almost cost her life: In East Timor, she survived a massacre in 1991 in which Indonesian soldiers gunned down 270 Timorese people.
The journalist, author and broadcast journalist has also written three hard-hitting books with her brother, David Goodman: The Exception to the Rulers (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheer-leaders and the People who Fight Back (2006); and Standing up to the Madness (2008). She also syndicates a column to national papers.
Democracy Now! is broadcast daily from 8-9am EST/1-2pm GMT. To watch today’s show and for a list of international and domestic stations that carry DN!, please go to www.democracynow.org.

Quotation: What Amy Goodman has said about the Right Livelihood Award

„I am completely honored to have my work and the work of my colleagues held in such high regard, it makes me realize how important the work of bringing a truly independent voice to broadcast news and journalism really is. I really believe in free speech and independent journalism as a tool for peace, for understanding. It is so important, especially during times like these, that the media hold the politicians feet to the fire… we all need the real answers, the truth as best we can. This is why I get up every morning and go to the red firehouse we broadcast from everyday, still as excited as my first day at Democracy Now! over 12 years ago.“

Amy Goodman


The murder and killing of independent journalists fighting for liberty and democracy

Not all journalists which do publish alternative and independent reports do receive an award. Many of these journalists instead of receiving awards have been murdered. According to the Committee to Protect Journalist in 2008, 33 journalists have been killed. In 2007 according to information in the USA a number of 67 journalists have been killed.

The International Press Institute in Europe knows already about 37 journalists which been murdered in the year 2008. In the years 2007 93 journalists have been killed according to the International Press Institute.

Reporters without borders knows about the death of 34 journalists in 2008 while 126 journalists are imprisoned. About so called 93 “cyber dissidents” and 9 media assistant staff do serve in prison for simply speaking out a part of the truth for laboring for liberty, democracy and peace.

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS

UNITED NATIONS, New York City, United States of America, 1948

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1948-2008 – Human Rights: The land where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the human rights?

1948-2008 – Human Rights: The land where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the human rights?
By Andreas Klamm
New York / London / Berlin./3mnewswire.org/November 1, 2008. In some days the entire world will celebrate on December 10, 2008 the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS by the United Nations in New York City in 1948 in the United States of America.
As a French-German journalist, broadcast journalist and author I have been for about three years on a special research which is not over yet to find the country which could be best described as the country where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the promotion, granting and support of the Human Rights.
It was crystal clear from the beginning of this international research that Germany during the years of the NAZIS Holocaust from 1933 to 1945 will not match these criteria. But what about Germany 70 years after during the Reichskristall-Nacht in 1938? The Synagogues of my Jewish brothers and sisters have been burned in Germany and about 10 million people have been killed in the German concentrations camps. It was perhaps one of the worsest disasters ever which have taken place in history of the human mankind. Another 50 million people have been killed during the Second World War.
There must be a change after 70 years, am I right?
There was a chance in December 1948 when the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS have been proclaimed by the United Nations. As Germany is a part of the universe the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS are valid in Germany also.
No one man or woman would ever doubt that Germany is not a part of this universe. There have been important changes but not in all areas and in all regions of the country of Germany. Certainly in 2008 Germany is still not meeting the criteria of a land where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the promotion, support and granting of elementary and fundamental human rights such as the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience the religious liberty and other basic rights which are granted in ARTICLE 18 and ARTICLE 19 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS.
It is always easy if German citizen especially famous politicians like Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel are traveling to countries far away from Germany and do express their support for human rights and their concerns about the serious violations and abuses of the human rights in other countries, which is an important duty.
As a journalist, broadcast journalist and author of several books including the book „Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters“ I do know that it is a very difficult duty to criticize other countries in concern of the serious abuses and violations against the UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS.
However some people have been asking me. „Please, as you are French-German journalist and citizen look not to Russia, China, Asia, North Korea, Indonesia first but do us one favor and have a brief look on the situation in concern of the human rights in Germany.“ My thought was „…what shall be wrong with it, if some brothers and sisters from Asia, Russia, Africa, New Zealand and the United States of America have been asking me to have a brief look on the situation about human rights cases in Germany.“ ?
It was my first impression and my second impression was and is: „I am still shocked !“
Germany in the year 2008 about 70 years after the Reichskristall-Nacht in 1938 has taken place still does not qualify in the criteria of a country where milk and honey do flow in the rivers in concern of supporting, granting and promoting human rights.
On http://aitel.hist.no/~walterk/wkeim/files/de_human_rights.htm you will find more than a dozen of cases where people with all kind of different backgrounds, even believers which call themselves Jews, Muslim, Christian and members of other religious systems have to go before EUROPEAN COURTS simply to claim elementary and fundamental UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS as granted in ARTICLE 19 and ARTICLE 18.
BUT what about all these people which are oppressed and their voices have been silenced. These people do not have a single cent to pay the attorney which could help or even defend their basic human rights before the EUROPEAN COURT.
This make the situation much worse. Because these people do know very well. Their human rights are abused and violated. They do suffer even torture in a country where torture is forbidden and their voices are silenced, while other politicians and rich people do act like cheer leaders on the screen of the media and television and like to make people believe: „We are the best.“ Knowing very well that Germany is in need of development in concern of granting basic human rights in this country where one of the most horrible disaster have been taking place in the years of 1933 to 1945.
My third thought after studying some of the cases of the serious abuses of the human rights in Germany was: The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon should travel on December 10, 2008 to Germany and declare in a public speech to all citizen in this world that we might be able to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS in December in 1948 in New York City in the United States of America and that the UN Secretary-General would encourage all human beings in his public speech on this entire planet earth to participate in the PEACE PROCESS that people and their elementary basic HUMAN RIGHTS will be not violated and abused.
„The campaign reminds us that in a world still reeling from the horrors of the Second World War, the Declaration was the first global statement of what we now take for granted — the inherent dignity and equality of all human beings.“
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
„In the course of this year, unprecedented efforts must be made to ensure that every person in the world can rely on just laws for his or her protection. In advancing all human rights for all, we will move towards the greatest fulfillment of human potential, a promise which is at the heart of the Universal Declaration.“
High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour
This is a fact just to celebrate that the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS have been proclaimed in 1948 is certainly not good enough. Human Rights have to be granted and human rights are elementary and fundamental basic rights of all these countries which claim to be a democracy. There is a lot of work in concern of the granting of the basic human rights which needs to be done.
All of us should take a part in this PEACE PROCESS. Promoting, the support and the granting of the human rights is perhaps one of the most important peace processes ever especially in those countries which want to go a step forward and to claim to be a democracy in this world.
Those which do know the Human Rights should support and help those which are oppressed and suffer in many cases beyond description even in 2008.
It is important to know the Universal Human Rights and it is also important to know how to claim the human rights.

Article 18


Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.


Article 19


Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

To read and study the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS please go to:
1. http://html.knowyourrights2008.org/en/universal-declaration-of-human-rights/universal-declaration.html
2. http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang
/eng.htm

3. http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/navigate/alpha.htm
4. www.humanrightsreporters.wordpress.com
5. www.menschenrechtsreporter.blogspot.com
6. www.ibsliberty.wordpress.com
7. www.un.org
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Thousands of Iraqi Christian refugees flee Mosul

Thousands of Iraqi Christian refugees flee Mosul
By Sybella Wilkes
in Qamishli, Syria
New York/U.S.A. / QAMISHLI, Syria, October 24, 2008/UNHCR/3mnewswire.org/– According to the UNHCR thousands of Christian believers have fled from the city of Mosul after threats against their lifes and several killings of Christian believers have taken place.

The UN refugee agency has begun helping hundreds of Iraqi Christians who fled to Syria to escape violence and threats in the northern Iraq city of Mosul.
Thousands of Christians have left Mosul over the past fortnight. Most have found shelter in villages elsewhere in Ninawa province, but about 400 have crossed into Syria. It is still not clear who is behind the intimidation.
„Many Christians from Mosul have been systematically targeted recently and are no longer safe there. We are ready to provide support for those Iraqis that seek refuge in neighbouring countries,“ said Laurens Jolles, UNHCR’s representative in Syria. „We are grateful that Syria continues to welcome refugees,“ he added of a country that is hosting at least 1.2 million Iraqi refugees.
UNHCR has fast-tracked the registration of Christian refugees from Mosul who have turned up at the agency’s offices in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo, while a team of field officers has travelled to the Qamishli area close to Iraq, where some people have been arriving. Following registration, families facing financial difficulties are assessed for emergency grants and food assistance.
Field officers have met 20 families from Mosul in the Qamishli area in the past few days, while more than 20 Iraqi Christian families have sought the agency’s help in Aleppo in recent days.
Those interviewed have told similar stories of sudden flight from Mosul. Many left with limited financial resources and need help extending their visas to Syria. All said they hoped to be able to return to their homes in the Iraqi city soon.
Sara* and her mother left Mosul early last week, two days after someone called one of her colleagues at work and said that all Christians should leave the city immediately or be killed. „My colleagues wept as all the Christians in the office rushed out of the building,“ she recalled.
Sara was unnerved, but decided to leave only after hearing reports that 11 friends had been killed at a checkpoint by militiamen dressed as police officers. „We heard that they were killed on the spot after their identity cards were examined showing the Christian faith of the person,“ she explained.
She and her mother escaped with a couple of bags and all the money that they had in the house – they did not dare go to the bank to remove their savings. They had visited Syria on holiday earlier in the year and met the ancient Christian community in the city of Saidnaya, north of Damascus. The two women, who felt the Church would support them, approached UNHCR in Damascus.
Nina*, a nurse by profession, fled Mosul almost two weeks ago. „The threats started months ago, with phone calls, letters and even messages on our door,“ she said, adding that she tried to ignore them at first.
But when churches closed and friends and acquaintances began falling victim to the violence, including a friend shot dead in front of his son, Nina began reconsidering her position. It was difficult because she had an invalid mother.
Nina hung on in Mosul until October 10, when she received a new threat. She immediately took her mother to a village outside Mosul and then carried on across the border into Syria with her sister’s young family. Nina has no phone and has not been able to reach her mother since she left. She says she’s frightened to go back to Iraq, but is very worried about her mother and is considering returning to try to bring her to Syria.
Mariam* hung on even longer in Mosul and only left with her son Farah* after a wheelchair-bound Christian man was murdered. „We were the hard core that never wanted to leave Iraq, even with the tense environment. My brother in Syria has been begging me to leave for a long time, but I never agreed,“ she said, adding: „As we felt the knife close to our throats, we had no choice but to flee.“
Her two daughters and their families took refuge in villages near Mosul. „They tell us that there is nowhere for them to go. They are in the streets,“ said a softly weeping Mariam, who is trying to arrange a visa to Syria for them.
She dreams of going back, but dreads to think what she will find. She left her keys with Muslim neighbours but has heard that the homes of friends were destroyed with dynamite soon after they left. „I lived in my home for 35 years and had to pack in 30 minutes,“ said the devastated mother as she talked to UNHCR in the living room of her brother’s modest home in Qamishli.
UNHCR has registered around 220,000 Iraqi refugees in Syria, of whom 15,000 originate from Ninewa province where Mosul is located. UNHCR is mid-way through a food distribution for more than 190,000 Iraqi refugees throughout Syria, while approximately 38,000 Iraqi refugees benefit from financial assistance.
* Names changed for protection reasons.
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World Citizen: Journalist confirms that he is working for the international press – "War is abortion"

World Citizen:

Journalist confirms that he is working for the international press
“War is abortion”
By Andrew P. Harrod

Washington, D.C./New York City/October 24, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– The French-German journalist, broadcast journalist and author of several books, founder and director of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty and IBS Television Liberty, founder and director of Grace MedCare Ltd. London, United Kingdom has confirmed that since 1984 he is working as journalist, author and broadcast journalist for the international press.

Some German citizen have considered that the French-German author by birth could be Anti-German.
Andreas Klamm has said: “By no means I am Anti-German. These people have perhaps come to false conclusions only because I am against the deadly ideology of the German Nazis, against racism, nationalism, against the abuses of human rights and against the oppression of the poor people and against the oppression of refugees and other people.”
It has been discovered that the journalist has been even recently co-operating with authors and journalists from countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Israel, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Wales, Scotland, England, Ireland, Austria, Australia, Iran, Iraq, Paraguay, Bolivia, Canada, Lithuania, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, Denmark, Togo, Kenya, Burundi, Sweden, Georgia, the Dominican Republic and even with journalists from Asia..
The journalist has explained also “You should not wonder about these things. In the German city of Speyer and in the English city of Leeds in the United Kingdom in 1986 I became the founder of IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty, which is an international and alternative non-commercial media. Since 1986 I have declared many times both on radio and television in many cases that the independent, alternative is supporting international understanding since 1986. Those which have been watching my radio and television programs do know very well, that as a French-German journalist, author, broadcast journalist I do treat myself as a citizen in this world.
The German city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein is a city in this world and on this planet. Certainly I have to refuse if people call me an alien or Anti-German. I am a citizen in this world and a citizen on this planet and certainly I do treat myself as a citizen in this world as a human being and claim to be a human being.
If some people call me an alien this leads to the conclusion if these people perhaps could be Anti-human? The international community should investigate who might be PRO-human beings and who might be Anti–human beings. This investigation and research would so easily deliver hundreds if not thousand of interesting stories which have to be covered in the newspapers, on radio, the television. So far as I have heard about the number I do believe there are about 6.7 billions of human beings in this world. Who in the world could claim that he or she is not born in this world and on this planet? And who in the world would believe such a thing even if someone would claim to be born as a human being not in this world and on this planet? My belief system includes that all human beings have equal rights to live, for social security, for democracy, liberty, peace and justice.
This might be shocking news. But I am also Anti-Abortion when it comes to the point where dictators do believe they might have the right to abort millions of human beings by war or other disasters which have caused by human beings. Not every disaster is a natural one or caused by a supernatural and supreme authority. Some of the disasters are created by people which do profit from wars and love to abort (to kill) millions of people, instead to save the life or a man or woman or even more. War is abortion in the higher sense. Someone else is making the decision if you might live or not. I believe the right to create live and to take life belongs to the LORD our GOD, only. It is very easy to deliver the proof. Certainly I do believe we have to bring to an end the bloody circle of violence.
Horses and dogs seems to be more intelligent than us poor human beings in the area of social ties and behavior. Have you ever heard a dog or a horse, which was white or yellow calling a brown dog or a black horse to be a non-dog or to be a non-horse? The critics should understand you can not change this: I am a human being and I am a citizen in this world and on this planet. Certainly I will continue to support and to work hard for international understanding, liberty, democracy, peace, social security, justice and human rights.
It is no secret that some dictators and supporters of a tyranny want to make all of us their slaves. We should by no means allow such a thing going to happen. Therefore it is important to be engaged in the defense of democracy, liberty, international understanding, peace, liberty, social values and justice. This engagement will actually make many of us better human beings.”
Credits and references:
For more information you might do your own research.
1.United Nations, UN, New York City, www.un.org
2.UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS, http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/eng.htm
3.World Government of WORLD citizen, www.worldgovernment.org
4.Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, www.ibsliberty.wordpress.com , www.ibstelevision.com
5.www.bibleinfo.de.be
6.www.regionalhilfe.de
7.www.britishnewsflash.de
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PLEASE: Do not pay any attention to Anti-Obama „Christian“ propaganda – About the danger of smear campaigns during U.S elections

PLEASE: Do not pay any attention to Anti-Obama „Christian“ propaganda – About the danger of smear campaigns during U.S elections

By Andreas Klamm
Washington. D.C./New York City. Perhaps I should be thankful that I am not an U.S. citizen at this time and therefore I have not the right to vote for Senator Barack Obama or Senator John Mc Cain.
In October 2007 I have written to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C, United States of America (U.S.A) and have requested according to ARTICLE 15, according to the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS by the UNITED NATIONS the change of citizenship from the German citizenship into the American citizenship. Certainly I do make no secret of the fact that I want to become an U.S. citizen.
By birth I am a French-German citizen and since 1984 I am working as journalist, author, broadcast journalist and even as independent television- film- radio- and media producer.
As founder and director of the IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty and IBS Television Liberty I need to ask you today because of very sad incidents which happened in the past weeks during the Presidential campaign: „PLEASE DO NOT PAY ANY ATTENTION to smear campaigns issued by so called Christian believers.“
Some of the so called Christian believers have issued news and press releases which should be accounted for what they are: SMEAR CAMPAIGNS against Senator Barack Obama. This could be perhaps even called racism. However I do not want to go this far.
These so called Christian believers claim to know that Senator Barack Obama is a Muslim. Since weeks I am doing a lot of research on Senator Barack Obama and so far as I have been able to gather the news and information he is not officially known as a Muslim believer.
However even if Senator Barack Obama would be a faithful man of the Muslim faith, there would be nothing wrong with such a thing according the the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and both of the Presidential candidates, Senator Barack Obama and Senator John Mc Cain have caused me to study again and again the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS by the UNITED NATIONS and the U.S. CONSTITUTION and many other issues. However therefore I give thanks to both of the Presidential candidates.
As you are able to imagine I would love to know already today who will become the next President of the United States of America but we have to wait until November 4, 2008. One thing seems to be certain: The candidate which will be able to get more votes for himself and his party will become the next President of the United States of America.
What I find quite difficult in concern of these so called christians which issue all kind of information during a worse SMEAR CAMPAIGN against Senator Barack Obama, have these Christian believers forgotten, that in the Bible it is written to love 1. The LORD our God, 2. your neighbor as thyself and even 3. to LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.
Why is number 3 this important. Even if some so called Christian believers would account Senator Barrack Obama as an enemy they have by no means the right to issue information against Senator Barrack Obama during a smear campaign. Christian believers are supposed even to LOVE their enemies and not to harm them during any kind of smear campaign.
Another serious strange thing: So many so called Christian believers are fighting against abortion, which seems to be a serious Christian important duty. But on the other hand they are supporting the death penalty such against Troy Davis which has testified in the public that he has not killed the police officer. Seven of nine witnesses have withdrawn their given testimonies against Troy Davis. There is not one physical evidence that Troy Davis has killed a person or police officer.
It does not match if so called “Christian believers” do support the death penalty even against a possible innocent man.
Hear the statement of Mr. Troy Davis yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3cJOdzO1A. He said that he serves in prison for 16 years for a crime which did he NOT commit.
So how in the world so called “Christian believers” can fight against abortion on one hand and on the other hand they do cry for the murder of a possible innocent man, such as Mr. Troy Davis.
Where in the world are these millions of so called Christian believers to take action to avoid the killing of an innocent man. True believers in Christ would do so, but there are not many of them so far as we have been able to notice.
If some one calls herself or himself to be a “Christian believer” it does not mean always that they are true believers, because true believers would not allow it going to happen that a possible innocent man is going to be killed in the state of Georgia on October 27 and true believers would not participate a SMEAR campaign against one of the Presidential candidates.
Therefore PLEASE understand, IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty, Radio IBS Liberty, IBS Television Liberty is providing all different kind of news and information, television and radio reports since 1986.
IBS Independent Broadcasting Service Liberty is operating under LOW- and NO-budget conditions and under ARTICLE 18 and ARTICLE 19 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS.
For reason of documentation we do even publish news and information which are totally different to our own views, beliefs and faith. With most of the news and information which we do provide we do not agree in any way. Certainly we do publish news and information which are totally in contradiction to our own political views, faith or belief. ARTICLE 18 and ARTICLE 19 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS by the UNITED NATIONS make such things possible, so far as we do receive under BEST circumstances all different kind of information, that people, meaning our readers, viewers and listener can make their own decision.
When it comes to the point that we are getting aware of the fact that so many news and press releases have been issued against one person or organization we are making AWARE our readers, viewers and listeners of SMEAR campaigns but we do not oppress the documentation of any kind of information and news.
We are receiving a lot of news and press releases issued by the United Nations also but we are not associated with the United Nations. We are an alternative and „independent“ media meaning that financial restrictions do apply as we do operate under LOW- and NO-budget conditions and all people do know that the production of news, information, radio and television programs and all kind of different work COSTS MONEY.
After the smear campaigns against Senator Barack Obama got this worse I need to ask you hereby today to VOTE INDEPENDENT as possible. Make your vote based upon education, financial, political and social issues but DO NOT PAY ATTENTION to brainwashing SMEAR CAMPAIGNS against one of the Presidential candidates.
Perhaps you should consider that these so called „Christian propaganda“ is not even Christian, as you have learned Christian believers are supposed to love 1. The LORD our God, 2. your neighbor as thyself and even 3. to LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.

Not one of the Presidential candidates is an enemy in concern of belief or faith related issues. All of the Presidential candidates are candidates for the U.S. elections in the United States of America and in this world.
Thank you!
Article 18
„Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.“
Article 19
„Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.“
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS
UNITED NATIONS
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