The CIJA Sting from the Perspective of International Justice

The good innocent people of Syria have suffered near ten years of brutal, immensely painful, covert state-sponsored terrorism and criminal violence – forced upon them by powers outside the country. Any human being on Earth with an ounce of morality remaining in their possession will agree that the Syrian people’s immensely tragic suffering must now – finally – come to its total end…

Tim Hayward

The recent CIJA sting on Paul McKeigue revealed a serious lapse of judgement on his part. But what it reveals from the perspective of international justice is immeasurably more significant: a rift between CIJA and the international legal community it aims to provide prosecution briefs for; affinities between CIJA and the White Helmets which raise wider concerns about Western-backed operations in Syria; and our neglect of the most egregious war crime in Syria.


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A Loving Father to All: Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis

“He promised me that he would be my father forever. He promised that he will always there for me. It is true that he was assassinated and no longer could I see him, but his soul is always with me.”

UPROOTED PALESTINIANS: SALAM ALQUDS ALAYKUM

A Loving Father to All: Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis

By Elham Hashemi

On the first anniversary of the martyrdom of Haj Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, al-Ahed news had an exclusive interview with Zahraa; who was taken care of by martyr al-Muhandis after her father had passed away. She is only one of the very many young women and men who he had helped and supported throughout their lives.

He soon became my father…

I got acquainted to Haj Abu Mahdi when I was around 19 years old. It was in 2008 when we first met at a gathering with common friends and family members. I had lost my father two years before that and life was very tough on me. I was suffering from some issues at university, I had to quit and was exhausted. He noticed I was not okay, and he would always try to make me laugh and give me moral boosts whenever he would see me…

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