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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #510 on: June 29, 2020, 08:02:54 pm »
We should all be disturbed by this:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/bill-horrace-war-crimes-london-ontario-canada-1.5624295

Canadian authorities knew an accused Liberian war criminal was alive, well and living freely in this country for at least a decade before he was gunned down during a violent home invasion in London, Ont.
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On Tuesday, the London Police Service confirmed the Bill Horace killed in the Sunday morning home invasion was the same Bill Horace who served as a rebel commander under Charles Taylor a former African warlord and convicted war criminal.
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The group Global Research and Justice Project (GRJP), based in Liberia, has wanted Horace tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity under international law, said Hassan Bility, the executive director GRJP.
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Bility said unlike authorities in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Finland, Switzerland and Belgium, who aggressively pursue the prosecution of international war criminals, Canada is a laggard that is rarely stirred into action, even when a monster accused of murdering unarmed civilians may be living in our midst.  "Canada is not very enthusiastic," he said. "The Canadian authorities they just don't get moved."
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Bility said the allegations against Horace include the murders of dozens of unarmed civilians, including the massacre of 60 people at an abandoned Liberian palm plantation, the alleged execution-style killings of five people in the Liberian port of Buchanan City, the alleged murder of an American logging magnate named Rob Huff and an unspecified number of alleged killings while serving directly under Charles Taylor at his wartime headquarters in Bonga City.
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Valerie Oosterveld, a law professor and expert on war crime law at Western University, said the reason for that has nothing to do with law or justice. Rather, it all comes down to money.  "These cases are relatively rare because of budgetary reasons, to be honest," she said.
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War crimes trials are very expensive because investigators must be sent to the country where the crime occurred, Oosterveld said. "You have to send investigators from Canada, for example, and if we're talking about [the Horace] case to Liberia, to gather evidence and then identify witnesses who could testify," she said.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.