Trying to Stymie Migrants, Europe Stops Selling Inflatable Boats to Libya

African migrants transferred to a Maltese patrol vessel
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2013) Distressed persons are transferred from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) to Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P52. San Antonio provided food, water, medical attention, and temporary shelter to the rescued. San Antonio rescued 128 men adrift in an inflatable raft after responding to a call by the Maltese Government. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) 131017-N-ZZ999-009.

As refugees from war-torn countries continue to run from ongoing violence, Europe has removed another tool for their escape by banning the sale of inflatable [Read More…]

C.I.A. Torture Chamber at Bangkok’s International Airport?

Thailand News Breaking News
Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

BANGKOK, Thailand — The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency may have used Bangkok’s former Don Muang International Airport as its secret prison to torture a suspected [Read More…]

17 Countries Top List Of World’s Worst Human Rights Abusers

Women wearing burkas and their kids in Afghanistan
Women wearing burkas and their kids in Afghanistan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

An independent watchdog organization, Freedom House, has named 17 countries and three territories as the world’s “most repressive societies.” Among those topping the list of [Read More…]