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Dutch bomb killed seventy in Iraq/Letter to the International Criminal Court about Dutch warcrimes in Iraq

DUTCH BOMB KILLED SEVENTY IN IRAQ/LETTER TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT ABOUT DUTCH WARCRIMES IN IRAQ

Royal Netherlands Air Force F- 16 military fighter jets participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing Mission operates in Lithuanian airspace during a Ramstein Alloy air force exercise, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

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Royal Netherlands Air Force F- 16 military fighter jets participating in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing Mission operates in Lithuanian airspace during a Ramstein Alloy air force exercise, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbishttps://www.hrw.org/news/2019/11/13/new-revelations-dutch-role-deadly-iraq-attackNederlandse militaire trainer kijkt in groen berglandschap toe hoe Iraakse militairen oefenen.https://www.defensie.nl/onderwerpen/missie-in-irak-en-oost-syrie/militaire-bijdrage

DUTCH F’16’S ALS ANGELS OF DEATH

SEE CONTACT MAILADRES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WRITE THEM
asp@icc-cpi.int
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SEE ALSO

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/10/18/dutch-bomb-killed-seventy-in-iraq-a3977301ANDhttps://www.astridessed.nl/article-dutch-newspaper-nrc-dutch-bomb-killed-seventy-in-iraq-warcrimes-to-my-opinion/

THE LETTER TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT:

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTTO SECRETARIAT OF THE ASSEMBLY OF STATE PARTIESTO THE BUREAU MEMBERS
Mr  O-Gon Kwon, PresidentMr Jens-Otto Horslund and Mr Mr. Michal Mlynár

Subject:Request for an investigation after possible Dutch warcrimes in Iraq and the possibility of the prosecution of members of the Dutch government, if warcrimes have been confirmed.
Dear Sirs

Although Covid 19 rages around the world like a roaring lion, it is of the utmost importance to remain focussed on the wrongs in the world, as you’ll know better than me.Today I take the liberty to ask your attention for the following, namely:something of the utmost importance, namelyReal or alleged Dutch warcrimes in Iraq, committed in june 2015
In my view, you should investigate
A
Whether we can speak of warcrimes according to the Rome Statute [1] on which your authority is based 
B
It is possible for you to prosecute the Dutch government [government Rutte II][2] or members of that government?

CASE

Within the context of the Dutch participation in the military intervention against ISIL [called IS or ISIS in the Netherlands] [3], Dutch F’16s launched an airstrikein june 2015, targetting a factory in which ISIS was reportedly manufactering improvised explosive devices. [4]The factory was located in the Iraqi town Hawija.Horrible result:70 civilians were killed. [5]
Not only the Dutch government was silent to the parliament about this deadly airstrike untill two newspapers revealed it , which led to the admittance by the government: [6], the Dutch ”justification” of what went wrong, I found very weird:Defence minister [not the minister, who was responsible for the attack, but her successor] Ank Bijleveld said the intelligence before the strike had indicated that “there were no civilians in the immediate vicinity of the target” [7]
The most strangest thing, because the factory was located in a town with about 100 000 inhabitants, Hawija. [8]
Besides, according to the NOS article [do you read Dutch?] ”In Hawija is niemand de Nederlandse bomaanval vergeten” [9] [Translated in English: In Hawija no one has forgotten the Dutch bombattack], where Dutch journalists interview people from Hawija, Hawija inhabitants confirmed, that the real/alleged IS factory was located in the middle of a neighbourhood.I quote [In Dutch]:”Midden in de wijk stond ooit een grote opslagloods van de gemeente. Die was het doelwit van de coalitie. De loods was door terreurgroep IS in gebruik genomen om munitie in op te slaan” [10]Translated in English:”In the middle of the neighbourhood once was a great storage shed of the municipality. That was the target of the coalition. The storage shed was used by ISIL to store munitions”
If that is true, then Dutch intelligence whether must have known this [IS target located in a neighbourhood] and yet have taken the risk, or investigated the location superficially, not fully regarding the safety of civilians.
And according to International Humanitarian Law, the protection of civilians times of war is essential, as you know better than me. [11]
But there is more:
I am not a military expert, but when an attack is launched on a target, which is reportedly manufacting explosive devices and one knows that the target is located in or nearby a city, one can estimate that when the explosives are hit, they are scattered widely into the environment! With all risks for civilians, unless they are exploded in the desert. And the Dutch military knew that the factory was located in the Hawija town! 
Again, they took a great risk with human lives and that is, in my view, unacceptable!
WARCRIMES ACCORDING TO THE ROME STATUTE
YOUR MISSION
I know it is your mission to investigate, if military actions can be defined as warcrimes according to the Rome Statute and other human rights treaties.Reading the conditions under which you operate I’ve learned, that you may exercise jurisdiction under a situation where genocide, crimes against humanity or warcrimes are committed on or after 1 july 2002 [12], which, concerning the alleged Dutch committed warcrimes, is the case here [june 2015]Further, the crimes must be committed by a State national, or in the territory of a State Party or in a State that has accepted the jurisdiction of the Court. [13]As you know, the Netherlands has signed and accepted the Rome Statute [14] and so acknowledged the jurisdiction of the Court.
An other conditon for your jurisdiction is the complementarityI read on your website:”The ICC is intended to complement, not to replace, national criminal systems; it prosecutes cases only when States do not are unwilling or unable to do so genuinely.” [15]
And, dear Sirs, that’s exactly the case in the Netherlands concerning the  Dutch F’16 airstrike on the IS facory in Hawija, since the Dutch Public Prosecution Service. although it investigated the bomb attack on Hawija, saw no reason for a follow-up investigation. [16]

EPILOGUE
Dear Sirs, I have submitted the case of the Dutch F 16 bomb attack on the IS factory in Hawija, in which 70 civilians lost their lives and I am of the opinion, that you should investigate whether warcrimes have been committed according to the definition in the Rome Statute and whether you are willing to prosecute either members of the cabinet Rutte II [under which the bomb attack took place], or the pilot involved, or perhaps both or other parties.
Civilians are so vulnerable in a war and should be protected, as International Humanitarian Law says. [17]I think that in this case, where the attack was executed on a factory in a crowded neigbourhood, there is reason for your Court to prosecute those who are responsible.
The dead will not come back, but Justice will be done.That’s my opinion and I sincerely hope that you have a case here.
Thank you for reading this letter and much success with your work
Stay healthy, in those terrifying days of Corona.

Kind greetings
Astrid EssedAmsterdam The Netherlands

NOTES

[1]
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTAHUMAN RIGHTS LIBRARYROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/instree/Rome_Statute_ICC/Rome_ICC_toc.html

[2]

WIKIPEDIASECOND RUTTE CABINET
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Rutte_cabinet

[3]
WIKIPEDIADUTCH MILITARY INTERVENTION AGAINST ISIL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_military_intervention_against_ISIL

WIKIPEDIAISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant

WIKIPEDIAINTERNATIONAL MILITARY INTERVENTION AGAINST ISIL
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_military_intervention_against_ISIL

[4]

The airstrike triggered multiple secondary explosions in the factory, devastating the surrounding area and killing dozens.’ 
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHNEW REVELATIONS ON DUTCH ROLE ON DEADLY IRAQ ATTACKNetherlands Remained Silent Over Role in 2015 Airstrike For Four Years 13 NOVEMBER 2019

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/11/13/new-revelations-dutch-role-deadly-iraq-attack

[5]

”A Dutch F-16 jet serving with the US-led coalition in Iraq killed about 70 people – Islamic State (IS) militants and civilians – in an air strike in 2015, the Dutch defence ministry says.”

BBC

IS CONFLICT: DUTCH AIRSTRIKE KILLED ABOUT 70 PEOPLE IN IRAQ IN 2015

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50286829

[6]

”Recent news reports have exposed Dutch involvement in an airstrike in Iraq in June 2015 that killed at least 70 civilians, with the Minister of Defense finally admitting on November 5, 2019 that the ministry had known about the deaths after years of denial.

Two Dutch news outlets, NRC and NOS, reported on October 18 that a Dutch F-16 pilot staged the attack on the town of Hawija, 20 kilometers southeast of Mosul, which ISIS had captured in June 2014. At the time, the Netherlands were part of a coalition conducting operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.”

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHNEW REVELATIONS ON DUTCH ROLE ON DEADLY IRAQ ATTACK

Netherlands Remained Silent Over Role in 2015 Airstrike For Four Years 

13 NOVEMBER 2019

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/11/13/new-revelations-dutch-role-deadly-iraq-attack

[7]

Defence Minister Anna Bijleveld said “the relationship between perished [IS] fighters and civilian casualties could not be determined afterwards”.

She said the intelligence before the strike had indicated that “there were no civilians in the immediate vicinity of the target”.

BBC

IS CONFLICT: DUTCH AIRSTRIKE KILLED ABOUT 70 PEOPLE IN IRAQ IN 2015

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50286829

[8]

Hawija (Arabic: الحويجة, Al-Ḥawīja‎) is the centre of Al-Hawija District in the Kirkuk province of Iraq, 45 km west of Kirkuk, and north of Baghdad. The town has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants.”

WIKIPEDIA

HAWIJA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawija

[9]

NOS

IN HAWIJA IS NIEMAND DE NEDERLANDSE BOMAANVAL VERGETEN 

18 OCTOBER 2019

https://nos.nl/artikel/2306655-in-hawija-is-niemand-de-nederlandse-bomaanval-vergeten.html

[10]

””Midden in de wijk stond ooit een grote opslagloods van de gemeente. Die was het doelwit van de coalitie. De loods was door terreurgroep IS in gebruik genomen om munitie in op te slaan’

NOS

IN HAWIJA IS NIEMAND DE NEDERLANDSE BOMAANVAL VERGETEN 

18 OCTOBER 2019

https://nos.nl/artikel/2306655-in-hawija-is-niemand-de-nederlandse-bomaanval-vergeten.html

[11]

1 – Persons hors de combat and those who do not take a direct part in hostilities are entitled to respect for their

lives and their moral and physical integrity. They shall in all circumstances be protected and treated humanely

without any adverse distinction.

7 – Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order to

spare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be the

object of attack. 

Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.

BASIC RULES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN ARMED CONFLICTS 

https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/misc/basic-rules-ihl-311288.htm

[12]

Jurisdiction

The Court may exercise jurisdiction in a situation where genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes were committed on or after 1 July 2002

ICC

HOW THE COURT WORKS/LEGAL PROCESS

https://www.icc-cpi.int/about/how-the-court-works/Pages/default.aspx#legalProcess

[13]

Jurisdiction

The Court may exercise jurisdiction in a situation where genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes were committed on or after 1 July 2002 and:

  • the crimes were committed by a State Party national, or in the territory of a State Party, or in a State that has accepted the jurisdiction of the Court

ICC

HOW THE COURT WORKS/LEGAL PROCESS

https://www.icc-cpi.int/about/how-the-court-works/Pages/default.aspx#legalProcess

[14]

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court18 Jul 199817 Jul 2001
(Acceptance)
 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTALIBRARY OF HUMAN RIGHTSRATIFICATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES/NETHERLANDS

http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/ratification-netherlands.html

[15]

Complementarity

The ICC is intended to complement, not to replace, national criminal systems; it prosecutes cases only when States do not are unwilling or unable to do so genuinely.

ICC

HOW THE COURT WORKS/LEGAL PROCESS

https://www.icc-cpi.int/about/how-the-court-works/Pages/default.aspx#legalProcess

[16]

”Het OM heeft eigenstandig besloten feitenonderzoeken in te stellen naar vier gevallen, inclusief de drie door Defensie onderzochte gevallen. Hierover is uw Kamer openbaar en vertrouwelijk geïnformeerd. Zoals met uw Kamer gedeeld, hecht het kabinet aan open en transparante communicatie over inzet, ook wanneer dit slecht nieuws is. Dat geldt bij uitstek ook voor de uitzonderlijke gevallen waar mogelijk sprake is van burgerslachtoffers door Nederlandse wapeninzet. Daarom hecht het kabinet er aan uw Kamer over deze specifieke gevallen te informeren. In algemene zin blijft de afweging tussen transparantie en nationale en operationele veiligheid leidend. Het OM onderzocht de volgende vier gevallen, waarbij zoals gezegd in geen geval aanleiding was voor een vervolgonderzoek”

MEDEDELING AAN DE TWEEDE KAMER OVER DE BOMAANVAL OP HAWIJA EN DE ONTWIKKELINGEN ROND DE ANTI ISIS COALITIE

http://content1b.omroep.nl/urishieldv2/l27m677e797b0a39d024005e63ac48000000.df389e427806cc57454a8a856b1f7358/nos/docs/181019_kamerbrief.pdf

TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH

The public prosecution service has independently decided to investigate four cases,included  three cases that were investigated by the ministry of Defence over which your Parliament has been informed confidently and publicly.As has  been shared with your Parliament, the cabinet finds it very important to share open and transparent communication, even when the news is bad.This is also explicitly the case, in the exceptional cases when there are possible civilian victims due to Dutch military operations.That’s why the cabinet finds it very important to inform your Parliament about those specific cases.In general, the consideration between transparency and national security is leading.The  public prosecution service has investigated the following four cases and saw no reason for a follow-up investigation”
STATEMENT TO THE PARLIAMENT ABOUT THE BOMB ATTACK ON HAWIJA AND THE DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING THE ANTI ISIS COALITION
http://content1b.omroep.nl/urishieldv2/l27m677e797b0a39d024005e63ac48000000.df389e427806cc57454a8a856b1f7358/nos/docs/181019_kamerbrief.pdf

[17]

The seven fundamental rules which are the basis of the Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols.  

 
 1 – Persons hors de combat and those who do not take a direct part in hostilities are entitled to respect for their

lives and their moral and physical integrity. They shall in all circumstances be protected and treated humanely

without any adverse distinction.

 2 – It is forbidden to kill or injure an enemy who surrenders or who is hors de combat .

 3 – The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for by the party to the conflict which has them in its power.

Protection also covers medical personnel, establishments, transports and equipment. The emblem of the red

cross or the red crescent is the sign of such protection and must be respected.

 4 – Captured combatants and civilians under the authority of an adverse party are entitled to respect for their lives,dignity, personal rights and convictions. They shall be protected against all acts of violence and reprisals. They shall have the right to correspond with their families and to receive relief.

 5 – Everyone shall be entitled to benefit from fundamental judicial guarantees. No one shall be held responsible for an act he has not committed. No one shall be subjected to physical or mental torture, corporal punishment or cruel or degrading treatment.

 6 – Parties to a conflict and members of their armed forces do not have an unlimited choice of methods and means of warfare. It is prohibited to employ weapons or methods of warfare of a nature to cause unnecessary losses or excessive suffering.

 7 – Parties to a conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order to

spare civilian population and property. Neither the civilian population as such nor civilian persons shall be the

object of attack. Attacks shall be directed solely against military objectives.

BASIC RULES OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN ARMED CONFLICTS 

https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/misc/basic-rules-ihl-311288.htm

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US airstrike kills top Iran general, Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad Airport/US liquidation of Iran’s general Soleimani is state terrorism

DAUGHTER OF LIQUIDATED GENERAL SOLEIMANI

US AIRSTRIKE KILLS TOP IRAN GENERAL, QASSEM SOLEIMANI AT BAGHDAD AIRPORT/US LIQUIDATION OF IRAN’S GENERAL SOLEIMANI IS STATE TERRORISM
INTRODUCTION:
Again, dear readers, wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
https://www.astridessed.nl/happy-new-year-6/

Unfortunately however, the New Year did not start peacefully, with the US liquidation of Iran’s general Soleimani [1], being an extrajudicial execution and adding to the many crimes of Superpower USA. 
Besides:What is there to be expected from rogue president Trump, who makes is as a sport to violate International Law? [2]Also it is an utter scandal, that the Dutch government, which is bound to promote the International Legal Order [article 90, Dutch Constitution] [3], has declared, in the words of the Dutch minister of Defense, mrs Bijleveld, to ”understand” the liquidation of Iran’s general Soleimani! [4]I will write them about that, but that’s another story.
Back to USA/Trump:
Your Avenger of injustice would not have been your Avenger of injustice, if she would not have taken action:
This time by a Letter to the Editor, which I have sent to a number of American, British and other international papers.I did the same with a Dutch Letter to the Editor, sending it to Dutch and Belgian newspapers.
Since I, of course, don’t know, whether it is published at all, hereby I share the Letter with you.
See firstly the Letter,Then, below, the notes, belonging to this Introduction piece.
ENJOY READING!

Astrid EssedAmsterdam

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR, SENT TO AMERICAN, BRITISH AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS:

US LIQUIDATION OF IRAN’S GENERAL SOLEIMANI IS STATE TERRORISM
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Unfortunately, this New Year has begun far from peaceful with ”thanks” to the US liquidation of Iran’s general Soleimani on the orders of president Trump.This liquidation is an act of war against Iran and will have dangerous consequences with very probably as main victims Iranian and Iraqi civilians, but also it endangers the chances of terrorist attacks, as in the USA as in countrieswhich agree with this insane Trump adventurism. But there is more:This liquidation of general Soleimani with six other victims like  a high profile Iraqi military is a serious violation of International Law.To say it like it is:The USA is not at war with Iran [in which case Soleimani, as a combatant, would have been a ”legitimate” target], neither Soleimani launched an attack on American territory.And since there was no proof whatsoever of an ”imminent threat” [apart from not proven allegations of Trump] this is an assassination maffia style.Because rocket attacks on political enemies, also called ”extrajudicial executions” are a flagrant violations of the right to life, as the right to a fair and independent trial.And I am not alone in this:Recently Agnes Callamard, UN Special Reporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions has criticized the liquidation as illegal and contrary with International Law.Now I certainly am no adherent of the Iran regime, because of its systematic violations of human rights, neither of the role of mr Soleimani [being a strong supporter of the Syrian dictator Assad], but human rights are human rights, regardless, and the liquidation of human being without any trial is illegal.Therefore it is a shame, that the Dutch government has declared to ”understand” the Soleimani liquidation and it only shows, how little respect this Rutte III Dutch government has for the International Law that she is obliged to advance, according to article 90, Dutch Constitution.

Astrid EssedAmsterdamThe Netherlands

B

NOTES, BELONGING TO ”INTRODUCTION”

[1]
NBC NEWSUS AIRSTRIKE KILLS TOP IRAN GENERAL, QASSEM SOLEIMANI AT BAGHDAD AIRPORT  
4 JANUARY 2020
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/airstrike-kills-top-iran-general-qassim-suleimani-baghdad-airport-iraqi-n1109821

[2]

TWO EXAMPLES OF PRESIDENT TRUMP, VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL LAW

FIRST EXAMPLE
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BBCJERUSALEM IS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL, SAYS DONALD TRUMP6 DECEMBER 2017
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42259443

THIS TRUMP STRAPATZ IS IN  VIOLATION WITH UN SECURITY RESOLUTION 478

WIKIPEDIA

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 478

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_478

FULL TEXT RESOLUTION

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 476 (1980),

Reaffirming again that the acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible,

Deeply concerned over the enactment of a “basic law” in the Israeli Knesset proclaiming a change in the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, with its implications for peace and security,

Noting that Israel has not complied with resolution 476 (1980),

Reaffirming its determination to examine practical ways and means, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, to secure the full implementation of its resolution 476 (1980), in the event of non-compliance by Israel,

1. Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the “basic law” on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions;

2. Affirms that the enactment of the “basic law” by Israel constitutes a violation of international law and does not affect the continued application of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since June 1967, including Jerusalem;

3. Determines that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the recent “basic law” on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith;

4. Affirms also that this action constitutes a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East;

5. Decides not to recognize the “basic law” and such other actions by Israel that, as a result of this law, seek to alter the character and status of Jerusalem and calls upon:

(a) All Member States to accept this decision;

(b) Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City;

6. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on the implementation of the present resolution before 15 November 1980;7. Decides to remain seized of this serious situation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_478#Full_text_of_Resolution_478

SEE ALSO

https://www.securitycouncilreport.org/atf/cf/%7B65BFCF9B-6D27-4E9C-8CD3-CF6E4FF96FF9%7D/IP%20SRES%20478.pdf

SECOND EXAMPLE

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BBC

US SAYS ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS ARE NO LONGER ILLEGAL

18 NOVEMBER 2019

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50468025

THIS SECOND TRUMP STRAPATZ IS A FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, DECLARING ALL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES ILLEGAL 

THE ILLEGALITY OF THE ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS

THIS IS WHAT INTERNATIONAL LAW SAYS

”The Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits an occupying power from transferring citizens from its own territory to the occupied territory (Article 49).

The Hague Regulations prohibit an occupying power from undertaking permanent changes in the occupied area unless these are due to military needs in the narrow sense of the term, or unless they are undertaken for the benefit of the local population.”

BTSELEM.ORG

SETTLEMENTS

https://www.btselem.org/ settlements

”Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”

ARTICLE 49, FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION

https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/Article.xsp?action=openDocument&documentId=77068F12B8857C4DC12563CD0051BDB0

SEE ALSO

FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION:

CONVENTION (IV)  RELATIVE TO THE PROTECTION OF

CIVILIAN PERSONS IN TIME OF WAR, GENEVA, 12 AUGUST 1949

https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/Treaty.xsp?documentId=AE2D398352C5B028C12563CD002D6B5C&action=openDocument

THE HAGUE CONVENTION 1907

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/us-treaties/bevans/m-ust000001-0631.pdf

[3]

DUTCH CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE 90

The Government shall promote the development of the international legal order

https://www.rechtspraak.nl/SiteCollectionDocuments/Constitution-NL.pdf  [4]

DUTCH REVIEWDUTCH GOVERNMENT ”UNDERSTANDS” US ASSISSINATION OF SOLEIMANI, BUT WANTS FURTHER EXPLANATION

On the TV program Op1, Dutch Defense Minister, Bijleveld, says she understands why the US killed Soleimani and nodded to the awful atrocities Iran is responsible for, NOS reports. Nonetheless, the Netherlands, as a member of NATO, is focussed on de-escalation. 

“A real crook”

Bijleveld described Soleimani as “a real crook” and discussed his involvement in the war in Syria as commander of the Quds Force.But she went on to acknowledge that the assassination of the leader created “a very fragile situation” and emphasised that NATO members are well aware of the potential retaliation from Iran.

Must focus on de-escalation

However, the minister said the Dutch government are focussed on de-escalation. Bijleveld referred to statements made by Stoltenberg, the secretary of NATO, who also stressed the drone strike was a decision made solely by the US and is not endorsed by NATO.

The Netherlands wants explanation from United States Government

Bijleveld believes the Netherlands and other countries should have been informed of the attack before it happened.

The Netherlands wants the United States to provide a “legal basis” for such a major decision. The US claim the attack on the Iranian general was “self-defense”.

In a letter sent to the House of Representatives, the cabinet says the Netherlands “will underline Iran’s negative influence on regional stability and point out the importance of Iraq’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” during the upcoming meeting between EU foreign leaders scheduled for Friday.

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[Article of John Pilger]/The Assange arrest is a warning from history

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THE ASSANGE ARREST IS A WARNING FROM HISTORY

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in  almost seven years.

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Israeli occupation and Palestinian rights/Letter to the members of the Dutch parliament

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ETHNIC CLEANSINGS IN PALESTINA, 1948
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DESTRUCTION OF GAZA
Since late 2015, 249 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian territories [File: EPA]
DAILY TERROR OF THE ISRAELI ARMY IN THE OCCUPIED
PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, NO EXCEPTION, THE RULE!
ISRAELI OCCUPATION AND PALESTINIAN RIGHTS/LETTER
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DUTCH PARLIAMENT
INTRODUCTION:
Dear Readers,
Underlying letter has been sent, in Dutch, to the members of the
Dutch parliament [House of Commons] [1], except for the
fascist parties the Party for Freedom and the Forum
for Democracy. [2]
This letter has also not sent  to the SGP [abbreviation of
Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij], a Dutch christian
fundamentalist party, which is fanatical pro
zionist.
SEE THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION [ESPECIALLY
FOR YOU!] OF MY LETTER UNDER THE NOTES

 

 

 

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Deportation of Ezzedine Mehimmid to unsafe Sudan/Report from a KLM passenger about Ezzedine’s mistreatment on board of the KLM

Mark Harbers.

Mark Harbers in 2010.

 
SECRETARY OF STATE OF ”JUSTICE” AND SAFETY, MARK HARNERS, WHO DEPORTS REFUGEES TO DANGEROUS SUDAN
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EZZEDINE RAHMATALLAH MEHIMMID, A SUDANESE
REFUGEE, COMING FROM WARSTRICKEN REGIO
DARFUR, DEPORTED TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION!
 
KLM, COLLABORATING WITH THE INHUMAN
GOVERNMENT POLICY AND OF COURSE AGAIN, THE AIRCRAFT COMPANY THAT DEPORTED EZZEDINE MEHIMMID ON
THE FIRST TRAJECT TO DANGEROUS SUDAN….
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KENYA AIRWAYS, THE AIRCRAFT COMPANY WHICH WAS
RESPOMSIBLE FOR THE LAST TRAJECT TO SUDAN [NAIROBI
-KHARTOUM]
I WROTE THEM NOT TO COOPERATE WITH THE DEPORTATION OF
EZZEDIME MEHIMMID, ALAS IN VAIN……
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SECRETARY OF STATE MARK HARBERS, PLAYING THE GAME OF RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH THE LIVES OF
DEPORTED SUDANESE REFUGEES!
IN DUTCH:
LETTER TO HARBERS

DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE DEPORTATION OF
SUDANESE REFUGEES
TIPS FOR PASSANGERS ON BOARD OF AN AIRPLANE,
WHO WANT TO RESIST DEPORTATIONS OF REFUGEES
GREAT COURAGE!
A SWEDISH WOMAN STOPS THE DEPOORTATION
OF AN AFGHAN MAN
KUDOS!
ON YOUTUBE
SWEDISH GIRL’S PROTEST TO STOP AFGHAN MAN’S DEPORT
DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID TO UNSAFE SUDAN/REPORT FROM A KLM PASSENGER ABOUT EZZEDINE’S MISTREATMENT ON
BOARD OF THE KLM
Background:
Dear Readers,
As you probably have learned, I recently have written a couple
of letters to:
The Secretary of State, mr Mark Harbers
The KLM
Kenya Airways [1]
Reason?
The deportation of mr Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid to dangerous Sudan!
Because Sudan not only is governed by a hard, repressive dictatorship
[since 1989], which violates human rights on an extreme level, also
in warstricken Darfur, warcrimes and crimes against humanity
are committed! [2]
And moreover, the International Criminal Court at the Hague issued
a warrant of arrest for Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir on
charges of crimes against humanity and warcrimes! [3]
Needless to say, that deportation of refugees to such a country
is dangerous, especially since mr Ezzedine Mehimmid comes
from warstricken Darfur!

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The deportation of Ezzedine Mehimmid to unsafe Sudan/Kenya Airways complicity/Reaction to the answer of Kenya Airways

THE DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID TO UNSAFE
SUDAN/KENYA AIRWAYS COMPLICITY/REACTION TO THE
ANSWER OF KENYA AIRWAYS
BACKGROUND:
Dear Readers,
Recently I wrote Kenya Airways to stop the deportation of
the Sudanese refugee mr Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid,
who was deported on orders of the Dutch authorities to Sudan.
Since the human rights situation is very bad in Sudan and
especially in Darfur, where still warcrimes are committed
by president Omar Bashir [1] and mr Mehimmid comes
from Darfur, it is very risky for him!

 

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KLM complicity with the deportation of Ezzedine Mehimmid to unsafe Sudan/Letter to KLM

 

 

 

 

KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF EZZEDINE MEHIMMID TO UNSAFE SUDAN/LETTER TO KLM

TO KLM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MANAGEMENT
Subject:
Your complicity with the deportation of the
refugee mr Ezzedine Rahmatallah Mehimmid to unsafe
Sudan

 

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Urgent request/Kenya Airways/Stop the deportation of Mr Mehimmid to dangerous Sudan/Letter to Keny Airways

KLM COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF MR MEHIMMID
TO DANGEROUS SUDAN
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KENYA AIRWAYS COMPLICITY WITH THE DEPORTATION OF A
SUDANESE REFUGEE TO WAR-STRICKEN SUDAN

 

 

URGENT REQUEST/KENYA AIRWAYS, STOP THE DEPORTATION
OF MR MEHIMMID TO DANGEROUS SUDAN/LETTER TO KENYA AIIRWAYS
TO KENYA  AIRWAYS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MANAGEMENT
URGENT REQUEST NOT TO COOPERATE WITH  THE
DEPORTATION OF THE SUDANESE REFUGEE EZZEDINE
RAHMATALLAH MEHIMMID, TODAY, SATURDAY 5 JANUARY 2019
SUBJECT:
BAD HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN WAR STRICKEN
SUDAN AND THE PERSONAL RISKS FOR THIS REFUGEE

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The Great Return March/Israel massacres unarmed protesters in Gaza/Letter to the EU

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CRIMES OF THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
POWER
DESTRUCTION OF GAZA
Since late 2015, 249 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian territories [File: EPA]

DAILY TERROR

THAT ‘S THE WAY PALESTINIANS ARE TREATED BY

THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION ARMY, DAY BY DAY……

RULE, NO EXCEPTION…..

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ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS
ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL LAW, ALL SETTLEMENTS
IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES ARE ILLEGAL
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ONE OF THE MANY VICTIMS OF THE ISRAELI MASSACRE
OF UNARMED PROTESTERS IN GAZA

02 JUN
4:20 AM

 

HERE ONE OF THE MANY VICTIMS OF ISRAELI SLAUGHTER:
RAZAN ASHRAF NAJJAR, A 22 YEARS OLD MEDIC
VOLUNTEER, WHO WAS KILLED BY ISRAELI MILITARY
ON FRIDAY 1 JUNE, WHILE PROVIDING TREATMENT TO
WOUNDED PALESTINIANS…..
HOW LONG WILL THE EU CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE CRIMES OF
THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION?

 

 

THE GREAT RETURN MARCH/ISRAEL MASSACRES
UNARMED PROTESTERS IN GAZA/LETTER TO THE EU
TO
MRS F MOGHERINI
HIGH REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNION FOR
FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND SECURITY POLICY
AND
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMISSION
Subject:
EU defense of Israeli crimes

 

 

 

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Open Letter from 5 Nobel women laureates to Aung San Suu Kyi/Stop the persecution of Rohingyas

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MAIREAD MAGUIRE, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRICE FOR PEACE IN
1976
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JODY WILLIAMS, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE IN 1997
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SHIRIN EBADI, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE IN
2003
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LEYMAH GBOWEE, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR
PEACE IN 2011
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TAWAKKOL KARMAN, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE
IN 2011
THESE FIVE BRAVE WOMEN, LAUREATES OF THE NOBEL PRIZE
FOR PEACE WROTE A LETTER TO AUNG SAN SUU
KYI, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE OF PEACE IN 1991, WHO
REFUSES TO CONDEMN THE PERSECUTION AND ATROCITIES
AGAINST THE ROHINGYAS, AN OPPRESSED MUSLIM
MINORITY IN MYANMAR
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AND THIS IS AUNG SAN SUU KYI, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE
FOR PEACE IN 1991, WHO REFUSES TO CONDEMN THE PERSECUTION
OF THE ROHINGYAS
AND NOW SHE IS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT, SO HEAD
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MASSACRES AND ETNIC CLEANSINGS
OF THE ROHINGYAS!
OPEN LETTER FROM 5 NOBEL WOMEN LAUREATES TO
AUNG SAN SUU KYI/STOP THE PERSECUTION OF ROHINGYAS

Dear State Counsellor and sister Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,

In the years leading to your final release in 2010, your struggle for democracy was ours. Your defiant activism and unimaginable sacrifices profoundly inspired us, and like the rest of the world, we held you as a beacon of hope for Burma and for our human family. Along with other fellow laureates, we worked tirelessly and diligently for your personal freedom.

 

 

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