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VIP ‘criminals’

7 stars. C-Suite. Executive rooms. No, we are not talking about Royal Hyatt or Royal Crown hotels, we are talking about jail facilities for accused and convicts in Pakistan. The…

War criminals

On June 8, a United Nations court upheld the conviction of Bosnian Serb military chief and war criminal Ratko Mladi for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during…

Amnesty for war criminals

US President Donald Trump recently issued a presidential pardon for four Black Water military contractors. In September 2007, while escorting a military convoy the contractor opened fire on civilians in…

Pardoning war criminals

The US-led war on Iraq, which formally began in March 2003 but essentially started more than a decade earlier with frequent aerial bombing and oppressive economic sanctions, was greenlit by…

Rulers, criminals and the judiciary

The whole country is in the grip of lawlessness. The government’s writ is totally absent. Contrary to the tall claims of those in power, terrorists strike at will and have…

Criminals In Politics

Criminals in politics

After every general election the press publishes statistics of persons facing grave criminal charges who were elected to parliament and to the state assemblies. In one state, nearly half of…

Political circus: will this ever end?

Perhaps, the immediate answer from any of my compatriots to this interrogative caption is, no. A vehement, no. There is no likelihood of peace between the warring factions of the…