A former chief prosecutor for the controversial American prison camp at GuantÃ¡namo Bay has called for the prison to be closed, launching an online petition that has gathered some 60,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. WT news feed
The People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK) accused Tehran of being behind the attack on Camp Liberty, a former US military base near Baghdad housing about 3,000 members of the MEK, in which seven people died. Meanwhile only Albania is willing to grant them asylum. bertb news feed
An Army major general with U.S. Africa Command has been relieved of his post in connection with alcohol and sexual misconduct charges, defense officials said Thursday.
Officials said Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was fired from his command last Thursday and he was fined a portion of his pay by Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, after an administrative hearing and review. It’s Not News Yet
Chinese taxpayers are paying hundreds of millions of yuan so Communist Party officials can lock up and enslave other Chinese; Party security officials often force labor camp detainees to make products for export, then benefit from the profits of selling those products. WT news feed
A top US cholera specialist, Dr Daniele Lantagne, said after studying new scientific data that it is now “most likely” the source of the outbreak was a camp for recently-arrived UN soldiers from Nepal – a country where cholera is widespread. WT news feed
German soldiers are participating in a European Union mission in Uganda to train Somali soldiers to help bring peace to their wartorn nation. A visit to the camp shows just how difficult it is to turn raw recruits into loyal, effective fighters. Not even Brussels is convinced of the mission’s usefulness. WT news feed