Int'l Campaign Formed to Try Saudi Crown Prince for Anti-Human Rights Crimes

Int'l Campaign Formed to Try Saudi Crown Prince for Anti-Human Rights Crimes
TEHRAN (FNA)- European lawyers, human rights activists, academics and journalist have launched an international campaign to demand trial of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for anti-human rights crimes in Yemen and his country.

The Arabic-language Khaleej Online news website reported on Wednesday that the activists have recently held a meeting in the Hague to form the campaign.

The organizers of the campaign say bin Salman is accused of killing over 6,000 Yemeni children by launching a devastating war against the poor Arab state since 2015.

The international campaign underlines the necessity for rapid prosecution of bin Salman for his crimes which also include threatening and abduction of journalists and representatives of civil organizations.

The campaign has been formed at a time when the Saudi rulers, specially bin Salman, is facing accusations of the brutal murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

More than three weeks after the Saudi writer vanished, the details of his killing are still murky and the cause of his death is unknown. Officials in Riyadh have come up with shaky explanations for Khashoggi's demise; first stressing that he left the consulate alive, and then stating that he was killed accidentally in a fistfight, and finally alleging a "rogue operation" unbeknownst to the Saudi rulers.

Former CIA Director John Brennan said last week that he had "no doubt" that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman would have had prior knowledge of any plans to kill Jamal Khashoggi.

Speaking at a live event on Wednesday, Brennan joined the international chorus of condemnation of the murder, Al-Jazeera reported.

"Whether or not [Bin Salman] authorized the dismemberment, the horrific and brutal killing and torture of [Khashoggi] and the reported dismembering of his body, I don't know. But I have no doubt in my mind that MBS was fully aware of what was ultimately going to happen to Jamal Khashoggi and had approved it," he stressed.

Earlier, Brennan stated that the United States government is working with Saudi Arabia to “concoct a story” about the fate of Khashoggi.

Speaking to MSNBC on Wednesday, Brennan said bin Salman and the White House of President Donald Trump knew what happened to Khashoggi.

He also called on the CIA and other US intelligence agencies to hand in their evidence to Congress so that lawmakers could scrutinize the White House over its role in the alleged cover-up.

Analyst: Turkey Withholding Khashoggi Murder Details for Own Political Gains
TEHRAN (FNA)- The controversy surrounding the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is only a major political game, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is refusing to share the details in the case for his own political gains, said an analyst.

“You have to understand that Erdogan is an opportunist. He is going to milk this for everything it possibly is worth and probably more and that is why he is keeping it close to his chest right now as all the investigations are unfolding. He is ratcheting up the pressure on Saudi Arabia to come out clean but he is not releasing this because he knows he can actually get a lot more out of this … Erdogan is not letting the heat go down until he gets what he wants and so this is a big political game that is being played right now in front of us … and until this investigation doesn’t open up to the international arena, it is still going to be a guessing game for a long time,” Riaz Karim, director of Veritas Center for Strategic Studies told Press TV in an interview on Wednesday.

“I don’t think this time the world is going to let them [the Saudis] go so easily even though the propaganda machine right now is turning the fact that these were rogue elements and the prince [Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] did not have any idea what was happening. But the question is how can the prince not know what is going on in his embassy? How is that possible?” he exclaimed.

Two Saudi Sisters Found Dead in River, Duct-Taped Together, US Police Have Few Answers
TEHRAN (FNA)- Bodies of two Saudi sisters that had recently requested for asylum in the US were found duct-tape together near New York's Hudson River.

New York Times reported that a person strolling through Riverside Park last Wednesday afternoon spotted something jarring on the riverbank and called the police.

There, below a small pier that juts out from the park at 68th Street, lay the bodies of two young women, bound together by duct tape at their waists and ankles. They had not been in the water long, the police said.

Clad in similar black leggings and black jackets with fur trim, their bodies bore no obvious signs of trauma.

The police initially had trouble identifying the young women. Hints that they might be related surfaced a day after they were found when police sketches revealed striking similarities: the same curly dark hair, the same build, the same skin tone.

By Friday, detectives had learned the women were sisters from Saudi Arabia who lived in Fairfax, Va.

Rotana Farea was 22; Tala Farea was 16. They had a history of going missing, and they had recently requested asylum in the United States, the police said.

But beyond that, the circumstances of their deaths have remained a mystery. Investigators have struggled to piece together how two young women from a city more than 250 miles away turned up along Manhattan’s Hudson River shoreline.

The police are investigating the possibility that the sisters may have carried out a suicide pact, taping themselves together and throwing themselves in the river. But detectives have not ruled out murder. The medical examiner’s office has yet to determine the cause of death. No one has claimed the bodies.

“We do not know that a crime took place,” Dermot F. Shea, the chief of detectives, said on Thursday. “We have a terrible tragedy for sure.”

At first, the police theorized the women might have leapt from the George Washington Bridge. People who jump from the bridge often end up in Riverside Park. But the women’s bodies would have had signs of trauma after falling from that height, investigators said. Plus they would have had to have jumped during the day, and a motorist would likely have seen them.

“We are currently looking for what might have been their entry point into the water,” one law-enforcement official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an open investigation. “We are checking both sides of the river.”

It remains unclear where the sisters were staying before they died. The Fairfax County police declined to provide any information about the sisters’ lives in Virginia, citing a law prohibiting sharing any information that would help identify a crime victim under the age of 18.

The Consulate General is following closely with local authorities the investigation of the two Saudi citizens found in the Hudson river.

The Arab News, an English paper in Saudi Arabia, reported that Rotana Farea had been living in New York, while her mother and younger sister remained in Virginia. The mother had reported Tala missing two months ago, the newspaper said, but then called off the search when she discovered the girl was visiting her older sister. The sisters were in contact with their mother until about a week ago, the Arab News said.

But the police in New York said the mother, whom they did not identify, also reported her daughters missing last year. When the local police located the sisters, they asked for protection and were placed in a shelter, the police said.

Earlier this year, Rotana Farea was living in a fifth-floor apartment in a luxury complex on the edge of an outdoor mall in Fairfax Corner, Va., a suburban neighborhood about a 30-minute drive from Washington, a leasing agent there said. Ms. Farea moved out in July.

In late August, Tala Farea was again reported missing to the Fairfax County authorities, who distributed a missing-person poster online. The poster said she might be with her sister Rotana. In October, someone again reported the sisters missing in Virginia, the police in New York said.

The mother also received a call from the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington, informing her that her daughters had applied for asylum, the police said.

Saudi Arabia Denies Involvement in Death of Sisters in US
TEHRAN (FNA)- Riyadh denied any involvement in the death of two Saudi sisters studying in the United States, according to a spokesperson for the kingdom's embassy in Washington, DC.

The two young women, identified as Rotana Farea, 22, and her sister Tala, 16, were found on the banks of the Hudson River on October 24 with no visible signs of trauma. The women were dressed all in black and bound together at the ankles and waist by duct tape, Al-Jazeera reported.

According to local media reports, the sisters' mother told US detectives that she had received a phone call from the Saudi embassy in Washington ordering the family to leave the United States.

The sisters had reportedly applied for political asylum in the US.

However, the Saudi embassy spokesperson denied the women were ordered to come back to Saudi Arabia.

"Reports that we ordered anyone related to the Saudi sisters to leave the US for seeking asylum are absolutely false," Fatimah Baeshen said on Twitter on Saturday, adding that "details are still under investigation and will be shared in due course".

The sisters had a history of running away from their family's home in Virginia where they had not lived since the end of 2017.

Investigators said they had not determined the circumstances surrounding their fate, but were "puzzled" as to how they came to be found dead on a riverbank more than 400km from their family's home.

They had been placed in a shelter but left Fairfax County in August and set out for New York.

They stayed in several different upscale hotels in the city and maxed out a credit card, according to an New York Police Department (NYPD) spokesman quoted by US media.

A witness reportedly saw the two girls early on October 24 on a playground near the Hudson, where they appeared to be praying.

The NYPD announced that the two sisters were alive when they entered the river that separates New York from New Jersey.

On Friday, the police said they had no evidence indicating that two sisters had been killed.

"There is nothing pointing to a crime as of yet," an NYPD spokesperson stated, adding that "it is still very much a live investigation" without providing details of any probable cause of death.

Suicide is among the hypotheses as to the cause of their deaths.

The case has received considerable media exposure in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.

The New York Police Department sent a detective to Virginia to learn more about the sisters.

Chief of detectives Dermot Shea added that they were interested in finding out what happened since they were reported missing, and what led them to New York City.

"We are looking at all clues in their past life," Shea was quoted as saying.
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Riyadh released a prominent critic of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) from jail

Saudi Arabia Frees Dissident Prince Amid Khashoggi Outrage
TEHRAN (FNA)- Riyadh released a prominent critic of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) from jail amid an international outrage over the last month assassination of a dissident journalist, which many believe was ordered by the heir to the throne.

Prince Khalid bin Talal, the brother of wealthy and powerful Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, was freed from jail on Saturday, according to family members, presstv reported.

At least three relatives of the bin Talal family confirmed with their postings on the social media that Khalid had been released. The prince could be seen in photos kissing and embracing his son who has been in a coma for years.

Khalid’s niece Princess Reem bint Al-Waleed shared pictures of the released prince with other relative, saying that “thank god for your safety”.

There was no official confirmation from the government. However, the release comes some 11 months after Khalid criticized a crackdown led by MbS on Saudi Arabia’s elite, many of whom were critical of his way of handling state affairs. The most senior of all princes, officials and tycoons detained at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel in November was Khalid’s brother Waleed, a billionaire who was labeled by Riyadh as a leader of a corruption network.

The release of Khalid also comes amid the international outrage over the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent insider thinker and journalist who fled to the United States after Saudi crown prince’s crackdown was launched last year. Khashoggi, believed to have been killed in the most brutal manner inside Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, was close to bin Talal family.

Reports noted that MbS, son of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, is trying to defuse the international crisis over Khashoggi murder. They said the young prince could order the release of other rivals and opponents, including billionaire businessman Mohammed al-Amoudi and former Riyadh governor Prince Turki bin Abdullah, to show that he is repentant about Khashoggi case.
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今まで北関東産の野菜や太平洋産の魚を普通に食べて来ました 長生きできないのでしょうか

2014年08月25日 私の累積外部被曝はいくつだろうに最近寄せられたコメントを再掲する。

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中村さん、こんばんは。中村さんは今は学生さんでしょうか。それとも就職されてますか? 差し出がましいのですがお許しを。19歳でいらっしゃるなら、可能でしたら今からでも保養と移住を兼ねて西日本や北海道の大学を受験してみる、神奈川で学生をされているなら西日本や北海道の大学に転入(このような言い方は正しいかどうかわかりませんが)されてみるのは如何でしょう? 私が学生の時に転入して来た人を何人か見ました。あくまでも私立大学の文系の話になります(すみません、理系の話はわかりません)が転入試験は一般受験に比べたら狙い目みたいですよ。興味がありましたら大学に問い合わせてみてください。また、社会人経験者にも大学は門戸を積極的に開いています。西日本や北海道で「追加被曝を少なくしつつ、アルバイトで汗を掻いてデトックスしながらお金を貯め、大学で外国語などを学び、卒業と同時に海外へ」なんて如何でしょう? 私は重曹を溶かした水とココアとルイボスティーをよく飲んでいます。天然塩を持ち歩き(精製塩ではありません)汗を掻いたら舐めています。
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サウジはイエメンの石油とガスが狙い MBSの失脚は時間の問題とする専門家が増加













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「それ汚染があるかも」 「もっと安くなるのに」 どっちも聞きたくない



ガラケーをスマホに変えてみようか その3











音声通話発信時は、20円/30秒。ショートメール 3円〜/1通(文字数によって料金が変わる)。音声通話はアプリ使用で半額になる。


私が屋外でGoogle Mapを試しに使ったらすぐ40MBを超えました。道に迷って調べるのに時間がかかったら500MBはすぐ届くでしょう。ですが、月に一回そういうことがあってもなんとか少額の負担で済ませられます。









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Russian Foreign Ministry Enjoys Evidence Proving White Helmets as Al-Nusra's Branch

Russian Foreign Ministry Enjoys Evidence Proving White Helmets as Al-Nusra's Branch
TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow has evidence proving that the White Helmets are directly linked to Al-Nusra terror group (outlawed in Russia), the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"It is no secret that this agency was active only in areas not controlled by the [Syrian] government and did not avoid contacts with terrorists and extremists. Moreover, there are numerous witness reports saying that the White Helmet actually are a branch of Al-Nusra organization blacklisted by the United Nations Security Council," the statement reads, TASS reported.

In this regard, the ministry pointed out that White Helmets members had chosen to flee abroad after the government forces had liberated southwestern Syria from terrorists. The Russian Foreign Ministry once again warned that the White Helmets were getting ready to stage a new provocation in the Idlib province. "According to available information, the notorious White Helmet organization, established with the support of western intelligence agencies, desperately seeks to make a statement in Syria, particularly in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Just like before, they are preparing a sensational show aimed at giving a free hand to those opposing the legitimate Syrian government, who are reluctant to abandon their aggressive plans - these include, first and foremost, some Western states led by Washington," the statement said.

"We are confident that everyone will sooner or later see the true face of the White Helmets. We call on their western sponsors to try to understand the true situation and stop protecting extremists," the ministry concluded.

Moscow has on numerous occasions said that the White Helmets plan to carry out provocations involving chemical weapons in order to blame them on Damascus and justify the western countries’ airstrikes on Syria.
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‘I will stand against you’: Iranian general repels Trump’s GoT-themed attack with own meme

American Activists Condemn Trump's Game of Throne Tweet as Disgusting
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump has come under increasing criticism by social media and human rights activists after posting a tweet against Iran in a "Game of Thrones" style.

This is so "disgusting," reads the first Tweet of Medea Benjamin, an American human rights activist, on US President Donald Trump's tweet of Friday which featured an image of Trump purposefully striding forward along with the words "Sanctions are coming. November 5" written in the iconic Game of Thrones style across his chest.

The post is marked by hashtags of "Iran" and "no sanctions no war" and followed by a series of other tweets.

‘I will stand against you’: Iranian general repels Trump’s GoT-themed attack with own meme
The leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, has responded to US President Donald Trump’s announcement that ‘sanctions are coming’ with a Game of Thrones-inspired meme of his own.

“Come! We are waiting,” Major-General Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, wrote on Instagram in Farsi on Friday, under the image depicting him as a White Walker from the hit HBO show.

“I am your enemy. Quds Force is your enemy,” added Soleimani. “You start this war, but we will finish it.”

Earlier in the day, the US leader tweeted an image of himself with the message borrowed from the HBO fantasy show, based on George R.R. Martin’s unfinished book series.

Trump has withdrawn the US from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration, arguing it was a terrible deal that did nothing about Tehran’s “malign activity” in the Middle East, ballistic missile development, and threats to Israel. The US has re-imposed most of the sanctions on Iran that had been suspended under the deal, with the last batch scheduled to go into effect November 5.

Tehran has responded by repeated warnings to Washington not to shred the deal or impose sanctions and risk open warfare. A conflict with Iran “will destroy everything you own,” Soleimani said in July, during a speech in Hamadan. This seems to be his first meme message to the US president, however.

The Quds Force is a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, and Soleimani answers directly to the Supreme Leader. Washington designated the force a supporter of terrorism in 2007, and placed Soleimani on the sanctions list in 2011.

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‘Wheels in motion to replace MBS with someone compatible with West,’ ex-Pentagon analyst tells RT
Following outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, Prince Mohammad bin Salman might face troubles at home. As analysts told RT, some in Saudi Arabia are keen to see the Crown Prince go.

Much of the mounting international outrage over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is attributed to Mohammad bin Salman, the 33-year-old Crown Prince who once famously vowed to reform his autocratic kingdom into a vibrant modern state. He recently assumed authority over the Saudi intelligence community – in addition to sweeping powers in defense and the economy – but it doesn’t mean his position in the monarchy is rock solid, experts believe.

Michael Maloof, former senior security policy adviser in the Pentagon, told RT America that the young prince has made more enemies than friends among the Saudi royals, and “has upset the leadership so much.” According to the analyst, there is a growing rebellion against MBS in the House of Saud.

The wheels are already in motion to try and replace MBS with someone more compatible with the West.

Asked if this scenario – a palace coup or the likes – is conceivable, Maloof confirmed that it is, given that the Crown Prince has alienated too many members of the court and now it’s “just a question of time.”

Those who are conspiring against MBS hope that the US and the West will “support someone who would carry that out,” the former Pentagon official pointed out, adding: “However, it’s a little premature to say this is going to happen.”

The conversation took place following news reports that Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, a younger brother of the reigning King Salman, has returned to Saudi Arabia from exile. It was reported that he traveled to the kingdom with some guarantees from US and UK security agencies.

“Why would the brother of the king come back, get out of the exile and come back to the kingdom if he had no feeling that he had some kind of support?” Maloof asked.

Calls to oust Prince Mohammad from power were heard on the other side of the Atlantic. Senator Lindsey Graham, one of Saudi Arabia’s most vocal backers in Congress, said in mid-October that he has “got to go.”

“This guy is a wrecking ball. He had this guy murdered in a consulate in Turkey, and to expect me to ignore it – I feel used and abused,” Graham, an influential member of the Senate Armed Services committee and a close ally of President Donald Trump, said, adding that Mohammad was “toxic” and “can never be a world leader on the world stage.”

Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal suggested that this could spell the beginning of the end of MBS’ rule. “Basically, you have the situation of what the mafia’s done – to send [their] wise guy out, to make a hit… and throwing him in front of the police station. This is mafia stuff,” he told RT.

“I think we’ll see Mohammad bin Salman pivot east, to China and Russia and other alliances before the US and the UK can take him out,” Blumenthal suggested.

Saudis want Yemen’s oil & gas – Max Blumenthal
Saudi Arabia is in a financial crisis and wants to access and exploit untapped gas and oil resources in Yemen, investigative journalist and author Max Blumenthal told RT.

RT America’s Rick Sanchez spoke with Blumenthal about the possibility that the US call for peace and a ceasefire in Yemen could have negative repercussions and cause an intensification of violence in the short term.

“But if we're trying to stop the war, why would it get worse? Think of it this way: if both sides in a sports game know that the clock is running out, are they going to become more aggressive, more violent, and… want to go for the big score before nobody lets them? It boils down to both sides in a conflict wanting some leverage, as they go into these possible negotiations,” Rick Sanchez explained.

Houthi rebels are concerned that the Saudi coalition might soon launch a new attack on the country with reports that 10,000 troops are moving toward the port of Hodeida, which they’re trying to secure.

“It follows a long tradition among military leaders that approaching peace talks is an opportunity to gain territory or advantages to trade off later. And then there is the question of desperation on the part of the Saudis who may be going through a power struggle of their own right now,” Sanchez added.

Earlier, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof commented on this possible power struggle in Saudi Arabia, which could lead to the end of the Crown Prince’s rule. “This is going to get dirty. And I think what they’re hoping for is that the US and Britain and the other Western powers support somebody who will carry that out. We may be a little premature in saying that it is going to happen… Internally, I think it is conceivable because MBS has upset so many members of the royal family, he has made tremendous enemies from within. And it’s just a question of time.”
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Max Blumenthal agreed with Maloof, saying that “he’s right that the US would like to remove him or at least elements within the national security architecture.”

He recalled the former national security adviser to Obama, Susan Rice, calling to “sideline the Crown Prince” from his “unlimited power.”

“And Lindsey Graham from the Committee on Armed Services said the same thing,” Blumenthal added.

“Basically, you have a situation where the Mafia Don has sent his wise guy out to make a hit and the wise guy winds up taking a bone saw to the victim and throwing him in front of the police station. And the Mafia Don saying ‘You’re embarrassing me.’” Max Blumenthal said.

Asked whether the Crown Prince could he be taken out, Blumenthal said that “he has deepened his control over the intelligence services, over the Saudis’ PR game, he is more in control than ever before.”

He suggested we could see Mohammad bin Salman pivot east to China and Russia and other alliances before the US and the UK can take him out.

According to Blumenthal, in the Yemen war, Saudi Arabia does not want the Houthis to control the strategic shipping-lane area between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, “where from three to five thousand barrels of oil flow through.”

“But more importantly, Saudi Arabia is in a financial crisis and they would like to access the untapped resources of gas and oil that are massive in Yemen and exploit Yemen. That is one of the reasons why they’re in this fight,” he concluded.

Gates Foundation suspends work with Saudi crown prince's charity
注:Gates Foundation:ビル・ゲイツと妻メリンダによって2000年創設された世界最大の慈善基金団体

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is suspending future projects with the Misk Foundation, a non-profit chaired by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

"Jamal Khashoggi's abduction and murder are extremely troubling," a spokeswoman for the foundation told the Wall Street Journal.

"The current situation was a factor in our decision to hold off on future rounds."

The Gates Foundation agreed to fund half of a $10 million project with its Saudi partner, dubbed the "Misk Grand Challenges". The project aims to give grants to young people around the world for health and development initiatives.

The Gates Foundation, which has completed the first round of $1.5m in funding, said it will honour its obligations to projects already underway.
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