'It's the same again in Fallujah today. The doctors talk of a massive increase in child birth deformities. The Americans used phosphorous munitions – possibly also depleted uranium (DU) – in the 2004 battles of Fallujah. '
'There are times when silence supplies at least as eloquent a commentary as any number of public statements.'
'U.S. Representative Jim McGovern introduced an expanded Magnitsky act to Congress last week. The focus of the bill goes beyond the original legislation sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin, which targeted 60 Russian officials implicated in the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky in pretrial detention.'
'Chen Guangcheng’s dramatic escape from effective house arrest and his flight to what is still presumed to be the US embassy in Beijing have thrilled supporters and human rights activists worldwide, but could hardly have come at a more sensitive moment for both countries.'