Than Shwe and cohort generals should be presented with free tour to get first hand experience at Radovan Karadžić’s Hague trial

Than Shwe and cohort generals should be

presented with free tour

to get first hand experience at 

Radovan Karadžić’s Hague trial

From Malaysiakini’s, “Karadzic: one way ticket to the Hague” by Ivan Simic | Aug 11, 08

IVAN SIMIC is a writer based in Belgrade, Serbia

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 Radovan Karadžić in January, 2008, appearing at a medical conference in Belgrade under the alias Dr. Dragan David Dabić, bearded and with his hair in a pony tail.







Recently, former first president of Republika Srpska, and one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, Radovan Karadzic, was arrested in Belgrade by Serbian authorities after an alleged tip-off from a foreign intelligence service.

Karadzic had been a fugitive since 1995 after having been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). A US$5 million reward had been offered for his arrest by the United States government. Since his arrest many reactions and questions have been raised around the world.

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Thaksin flees to Britain amid court case

BANGKOK, Aug 11 — Deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his family have fled to the United Kingdom, the former leader said today after he and his wife skipped a hearing on corruption charges in a Thai court.

A handwritten statement from Thaksin issued today said he fled because he could not expect justice in Thai courts. It came amid newspaper reports that he would seek asylum in Britain.

“My wife and I have travelled to reside in England,” Thaksin said in the statement. “If I still have luck, I would come back and die on Thai soil like every other Thai person.

Thaksin’s statement, which did not mention asking for asylum, was read this afternoon on state-run television.

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China The Coddler and The Tyrannical Three: The Burma, North Korea and Sudan Rant

Mike Cowie (Oredakedo)

Friday, October 12th, 2007

You really have to hand it to China. I mean, there’s simply no denying the magnificent effort the Chinese government has put into becoming an old school Superpower, in the mold of America and the Soviets during the Cold War. Just look at how passionately the Chinese defend, love and nurture three of the most despicable regimes on the planet. That is, Burma, North Korea and Sudan, of course. Check out Beijing’s heartfelt apologia for mass slaughter and horrific repression. Watch in amazement as petty dictators and genocidal regimes are coddled and cozied up to. And marvel at the sheer stubbornness and complete lack of morality on display as China increasingly steps out onto the world stage.

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Same old, same old

Sunday August 10, 2008


Myanmar’s ruling junta is hoping that its on-going human rights violations will become a non-issue, but let’s keep flogging this dead horse.

TWENTY years and two days ago, student activists in a little-known South-East Asian country stood up for democracy against their oppressive, tyrannical government.

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Why US president met the Burmese at envoy’s house


It was no secret that US President George Bush wanted to meet Burmese dissidents during his stay in Bangkok. The process was secretly and carefully arranged, given the sensitivity of the issue, which could have affected Thailand’s relations with Burma.


After delivering his speech at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and visiting the Mercy Centre in nearby Klong Toey, Mr Bush rushed back to the residence of US ambassador to Thailand Eric John on Wireless road. The ambassador’s house had been chosen as the venue for his meeting with 11 Burmese dissidents, where they discussed the political situation in their country and what role Washington should play in ending the Burmese military’s rule.

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Burma’s democratic revolution

Burma’s detained pro democracy leader granted meeting with lawyer

Burma’s detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest.

A spokesman for her party says, this is the first time such meeting since 2004.

The surprise meeting at her home comes a day after the new UN human rights envoy for Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana left the country after his first visit.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for most of the last 19 years.