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    Graphic Photos Reveal Syria’s Deadly Mix of Torture and Starvation

    by  • April 22, 2014 • Middle East, Security Council • 

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    Systematic widespread torture and starvation of prisoners held by the Syrian government has been documented by a team of forensic pathologists and confirmed by international legal experts using evidence provided through a former Syrian military official, according to a recent presentation held by France at the United Nations. High-resolution images projected on a screen...

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    Sierra Leone’s Election, Proving the Nation’s Resilience

    by  • November 23, 2012 • Africa, Child Soldiers, Peace and Security • 1 Comment

    Sierra Leone polling station on Election Day, Nov. 17, 2012

    Sierra Leone re-elected Ernest Bai Koroma president against eight other candidates in a calm, orderly vote held on Nov. 17 with results announced Nov. 23, after ballots were counted. The election marks an important step for the country to continue its healing after suffering an 11-year civil war. Koroma, who garnered 58.7 percent of the vote,...

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    Judging Charles Taylor

    by  • April 24, 2012 • BOOKS, Child Soldiers • 3 Comments

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    Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, displayed a talent for troublemaking from a young age. Convicted on April 26 by a United Nations-backed tribunal for numerous counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Taylor appears to have kept up his bad behavior for most of his 64 years. As a boy in rural...

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