Archivio tag: War

Crimes charges against Iran sought

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.


Latin America’s struggle to cut drug route to US

Mexico’s battle to stop drug gangs using the country as a trafficking route is nothing new in the Americas – in the 1970s, cocaine was exported to the US from Colombia.

With Washington’s help, Bogota was eventually able to weaken the cartels but not stop the trade, now focused on Mexico, home to the most powerful drug cartels, where the fight continues.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Bogota, Colombia’s capital, on the battle against drug trafficking.


Gaza survivors search for justice

Three months after the start of Israel’s 22-day offensive in the Gaza Strip, Al Jazeera has returned to see how one family is recovering from their ordeal.

Forty-eight members of the Samouni family were killed in an Israeli bombardment and the survivors spent days trapped in the ruins of a house.

Now the survivors are looking for justice.

Al Jazeera’s Sherine Tadros reports from Zeitoun.


Philippine soldiers’ long wait for compensation

More than 60 years after the end of World War II, thousands of Philippine war veterans are to be compensated receiving a one-off payment up to $15,000 for their services in helping the United States defend its former colony.

But some ageing soldiers are saying it is too little, too late.

Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports.