“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hundreds missing in Libya, U.N. experts say

Reuters, by Stephanie Nebehay, GENEVA | Thu Mar 24, 2011

(Reuters) - Hundreds of people in Libya are reported to have disappeared after being rounded up by security forces in the past few months and may have been tortured or executed, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday.

Taken collectively, the "wave of enforced disappearances" could amount to a crime against humanity, they said.

Allegations of disappearances include Libyans who called for demonstrations against Muammar Gaddafi as well as members of the armed forces who refused to fire on protesters or joined them, one of the experts told Reuters.

The U.N. working group on enforced or involuntary disappearances voiced concern that "according to the information received, hundreds of persons have been taken to undisclosed locations where they might have been submitted to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments or executed".

Enforced disappearances may amount to a crime against humanity when perpetuated in a systematic way and individuals can be held criminally responsible, it said in a statement.

"The cases to which we are referring are directly attributable to state agents, either security forces or groups under their control," Olivier de Frouville, a French expert on the U.N. watchdog, told Reuters.

"Most of the allegations concern either people who called for demonstrating, thereby publicly showing their opposition to the regime, or members of the security forces who refused to fire on demonstrators or sought to join the revolt," he said.

A number of the allegations received by the U.N. experts involve recruits from Libya's Air Force Academy who have disappeared, de Frouville said.

"We have launched an urgent appeal in the direction of the government, but to my knowledge we have not had a reply."

The U.N. body, composed of five independent experts, helps families around the world determine the fate and whereabouts of disappeared relatives by insisting that the government concerned investigate allegations.

It upholds respect for a U.N. declaration on disappearances, adopted by the General Assembly in 1992. The pact is not legally binding but reflects international customary law.

If it has detailed information on missing people, the U.N. working body can transmit it to national, regional or international judicial authorities for eventual prosecution.

The U.N. Security Council has already referred Libya to the International Criminal Court (ICC) whose chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo is investigating Gaddafi, his sons and his inner circle for possible war crimes.

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