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Algeria Watch

 

“Algeria-Watch is an association campaigning for human rights in Algeria. It was created in Germany in 1997, but rapidly reached beyond German-speaking countries and developed activities in French. Since 2002, it also exists in France, under the same name and under the 1901 French Law on associations. All Algeria-Watch’s activities are the fruit of the commitment and voluntary work of its members and supporters.

 

“The dual objective of Algeria-Watch is:

 

“- to gather information allowing better understanding of the complex driving forces behind the war that is tearing the country apart since 1992, with ravaging results for the population (150 000 to 200 000 killed, hundreds of thousands of orphans, tens of thousands tortured, more than 10 000 persons missing, at least 1.5 million displaced persons, more than 500 000 in exile, etc.), as well as devastating effects on the economy, the environment and on the ethics of society;

 

“- to take and support any initiatives aiming at restoring peace, truth and justice in Algeria. […]

 

“Worldwide, many journalists, human rights NGO activists, members of government institutions dealing with Algerian asylum seekers, parliamentarians, academics, secondary school pupils and teachers, Algerians – both men and women – inside and outside the country regularly consult the website and submit specific requests to Algeria-Watch. In particular, the website helps human rights advocates operating within the country itself to widely publicize their initiatives and work. […]”

 

 

Cageprisoners

 

“Cageprisoners.com is a non-sectarian Islamic human rights website that exists solely to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror. The web-site is not aligned to any Islamic group or organisation. The site was launched in October 2003 during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by individual Muslim volunteers who came together for the reasons set out below. […]”

 

 

Cryptome

 

“Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance - open, secret and classified documents - but not limited to those. […]”

 

 

Iraq Body Count

 

“This is an ongoing human security project which maintains and updates the world’s only independent and comprehensive public database of media-reported civilian deaths in Iraq that have resulted from the 2003 military intervention by the USA and its allies. The count includes civilian deaths caused by coalition military action and by military or paramilitary responses to the coalition presence (e.g. insurgent and terrorist attacks). […]

 

“Most actors in conflict, whether state or non-state, have historically displayed little serious interest in documenting and investigating civilian deaths and their causes. Inertia in this respect is also displayed by transnational organisations who could be expected to have particular concern for civilian casualties (such as the Red Cross or appropriate agencies of the United Nations).

 

“Be they men, women or children, civilian casualties, are the most unacceptable consequence of all wars. Each civilian death is a tragedy and should never be regarded as an acceptable cost of achieving political aims. We believe it is a moral and humanitarian duty for each such death to be recorded, publicised, given the weight it deserves, compensated appropriately and, where possible, investigated to establish whether there are grounds for criminal proceedings. […]

 

“Our project thus continues to record single-mindedly and on a continually-updated basis one key and immutable index of the fruits of war: the death toll of innocents. The full extent of this has often gone unnoticed until long after a war has ended, if at all. One reason is that reports of incidents where civilians have been killed are scattered in different news sources and spread over time: one or two killed here, a few dozen there, with only major incidents being guaranteed headline coverage. But the smaller numbers quickly add up. It is to these all too easily disregarded victims of violence that Iraq Body Count is dedicated, and we are resolute that they, too, shall have their memorials. […]”

 

 

Secrecy News

 

“Secrecy News is an email publication of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. It provides informal coverage of new developments in secrecy, security and intelligence policies, as well as links to new acquisitions on our web site. It is published 2 to 3 times a week, or as events warrant. […]”

 

 

Truth and Consequences

 

“This page dedicated to providing an on-going record of US military interrogation and detention policies and practices in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

 

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