Piggipedia – SS Lt. Colonel Hani Talaat

I haven’t had proper time to continue working on the Piggipedia files, but here is a face which popped up while I was reading some articles about torture, and I recalled having more pictures of the same officer on the SS Nasr City DVDs. SS Lt. Colonel Hani Talaat, also known as “Gaafar,” worked at [...]

Shabak tortures and ill-treats Palestinian detainees with impunity (VIDEO)

The Public Committee against Torture in Israel (PCATI) has released a paper on its efforts to hold the Israel Security Agency (ISA) – or Shabak – to account for its practices of torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian detainees. In Accountability Still Denied, PCATI reveals how Israel has evaded criminal investigations into all 701 complaints of [...]

Elliott Abrams’ Dark History in Latin America and the Struggle for Justice

Elliott Abrams, a former high level State Department official during the 1980s, testified last week that the Reagan administration knew that Argentina’s military junta was systematically stealing babies from murdered and jailed democracy activists and giving them to right-wing families friendly to the regime. In a meeting with the Junta’s ambassador in Washington on December [...]

Islamist rampage in Bangladesh capital protesting jailing of war crimes suspect

Islamists on Thursday in Bangladesh rampage in the capital’s downtown and clashed with riot police protesting imprisonment of the high profile war crimes suspect and also demanded abolition of war crimes trial. A day after the Jamaat-e-Islami linchpin Ghulam Azam was send behind bars, the activist’s organized series of street protests in the capital and elsewhere [...]

Bangladesh tribunal reject bail of high profile war crimes suspect, send to prison

Bangladesh high profile crimes suspect has been send to prison on Wednesday after the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in capital Dhaka rejected the bail petition. Amidst tight security, the prime suspect was driven in a prison van to central prison in old city. Within hours after the arrest of former Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam [...]

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