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African migrants dying in Yemen border town - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

African migrants dying in Yemen border town - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News: "Thirty African migrants, some of them among thousands deported by Saudi Arabia, have died in recent weeks along Yemen's border where a humanitarian crisis is growing, an aid agency said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has been expelling illegal migrants, mainly from Ethiopia, Somalia or Sudan, who reach the oil-exporting kingdom after a long and hazardous journey across the Horn of Africa seeking a better life in the Gulf or beyond, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

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  Wikileaks and the El-Masri case:     :      Information Clearing House: ICH

Wikileaks and the El-Masri case: : Information Clearing House: ICH: "Khaled El-Masri is a German citizen, a father of six who the CIA kidnapped by mistake, then sent off to receive months of torture in Afghanistan.

When they realized he was innocent, he was flown to Albania and dumped on a back road without so much as an apology.

El-Masri's futile efforts at receiving justice in the U.S. are well-known, but cables recently leaked by Wikileaks reveal that the U.S. also warned German authorities not to allow a local investigation into his kidnapping.

The nearest he's gotten to justice is an arrest warrant for 13 CIA agents issued by prosecutors in Spain, which they entered on forged passports.

In this video, originally part of the documentary OUTLAWED, El-Masri relates his experiences.

OUTLAWED website:

Posted December 02, 2010

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   WikiLeaks: Experts Explain America's Role In Afghanistan Corruption   :      Information Clearing House: ICH

WikiLeaks: Experts Explain America's Role In Afghanistan Corruption : Information Clearing House: ICH: "“We know that Ahmed Wali Karzai, President Hamid Karzai’s half-brother and the man who effectively controls Kandahar province, is getting paid by the CIA and that thousands of other officials are being paid off. That, in my mind, is corruption,” said Pratap Chatterjee, an author and columnist for the Guardian. “A lot of the biggest money in Afghanistan is U.S. military and State Department contracts.”

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