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United Nations War Crimes Tribunal And Florence Hartmann.

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Elites and the powerful like to control information and suppress dissent as we’ve seen recently in Iran, China, etc and it is happening closer to home, at the Hague. The BBC reports:

“The United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague has put on trial its former spokeswoman Florence Hartmann, who is charged with contempt of court.

The tribunal accuses the Frenchwoman of revealing confidential information following the trial of the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

The charges relate to a book written by Ms Hartmann and published in 2007.

They carry a maximum sentence of seven years in jail and a 100,000-euro (£85,000) fine. She denies the charges.

The sensitive information included confidential orders by the court in the Milosevic trial, not to publicise documents that allegedly implicate the Serbian state in the Srebrenica massacre of 1995, in which some 8,000 people were killed.

The documents were provided by the Serbian government to The Hague on the condition that they were only to be used confidentially in the Milosevic trial. “

Greater Surbiton covered this last year and it is still rather relevant.

She did the right thing and needs our support.

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20/06/2009 at 17:48

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  1. I DISAGREE. iF SHE HAS VIOLATED A SOLEMN UNDERTAKING SHE GAVE WHEN SHE TOOK UP THE JOB, THEN SHE SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND THE VERY LAW THAT THIS SITE ATTEMPTS TO UPHOLD SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO RUN ITS COURSE. IF SHE HAS A MODICUM OF DECENCY AND PROPRIETY SHE SHOULD RETURN EVERY CENT PAID TO HER BY THE UNITED NATIONS AND THEN START TALKING -0 IF SHE MORALLY CAN.
    WHEN SHE HAS BROKEN ONE SOLEMN OATH HOW CAN ANY UTTERENCE OF HERS BE GIVEN ANY CREDIBLITY?
    SHE DISCREDITED HERSELF BY DISREPECTING HER VOLENTRAY SOLEMN OATH.

    MENON

    12/07/2009 at 04:44


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