Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Due to the crimes they have committed in the
Central African Republic, and the support they have given rebels causing instability in
the area, President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order freezing assets of
some key players in Central Africa.
These individuals, among many of the activities they are involved in have targeted
women, children, or any civilians through the commission of acts of violence (including
killing, maiming, torture, or rape or other sexual violence), abduction, forced
displacement, or attacks on schools, hospitals, religious sites, or locations where
civilians are seeking refuge, or through conduct that would constitute a serious abuse
or violation of human rights or a violation of international humanitarian law.
Furthermore, they have used the recruitment of children by armed groups or armed
forces in the context of the conflict in the Central African Republic, and have
engaged in obstruction of the delivery or distribution of, or access to, humanitarian
They have also threatened the peace, security, or stability of the Central African
Republic or have undermined democratic processes or institutions in the Central
African Republic through the illicit trade in natural resources of the Central African
Republic. These individuals are:
Francois Bozize [Former President of the Central African Republic and anti-Balaka
supporter, born October 14, 1946].
Michel Djotodia [Former Transitional President of the Central African Republic and
Leader of the Seleka Rebellion, born 1949].
Noureddine Adam [Seleka General and Former Minister of Public Security, born
Abdoulaye Miskine [Leader of an ex-Seleka rebel group, the Democratic Front of
the Central African Republic People, born October 5, 1965].
Levi Yakite [anti-Balaka Political Coordinator, born 1965].
The order also prohibits the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods,
or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person listed above.
Newscast Media DAMASCUS—The United Nations said that a video showing militants executing Syrian soldiers was evidence of war crimes. “It is very likely that this was a war crime, another one,” Rupert Colville, spokesman for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, told reporters in Geneva.
He was reacting to a video posted on YouTube of showing insurgents beating around 10 soldiers before lining them up on the ground and executing them with automatic rifles.
According to Al Manar TV news, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that rebels had killed 28 soldiers during attacks on three army checkpoints.
Colville said he and his colleagues had only just seen the video and that it was difficult to verify who was involved. However, he stressed, the perpetrators should be under no illusion they could get away with their crimes.
“Accountability will follow,” he said. “The video could well be used as evidence in legal proceedings. We call on all parties to the conflict in Syria to respect international law,” he added.
These are the same western-supported rebels that are referred to as Friends of Syria. Before the Syrian conflict, these atrocities were a rarity. Syria was a tourist attraction due to its biblical and historical sites. Yet the West continues to encourage and support these rebels in their quest to overthrow Bashar Assad.
What satisfaction can anyone derive from this? Each and every slain soldier above is someone’s son, someone’s brother, someone’s father or someone’s husband.
These are nothing but human sacrifices, and the blood that is being spilled is crying out to the Most High God, who sets rulers up and brings them down.