Monday 20 November 2017
“Raqqa’s fate calls to mind that of Dresden in 1945, leveled by the US-British bombings.”MisleadingWhile Raqqa has suffered severe damage, it was not bombed indiscriminately as the Russian Defense Ministry alleges.While Raqqa has suffered severe damage, it was not indiscriminately bombed as the Russian Defense Ministry alleges. Raqqa, the last “capital” of the so-called Islamic State, was the site of a major battle involving the Syrian Democratic Forces with air support from the U.S. and other coalition member countries.
“In its ruling, the European Court (of Human Rights) confirmed that the administration of justice in a criminal case cannot pursue political goals. That said, the obvious unacceptability of this part of the complaint was so clear to the European Court that the claimants’ arguments about the alleged political motives for their criminal prosecution were not even included in the subject of the investigation.”The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia in the case of the Navalny brothers violated two articles of the European Convention of Human Rights. The court also ordered the Russian government to pay each brother financial compensation for the injustice and cover their court costs and expenses.
“26,000 'non-answers' came from the American side. Maybe our children live wonderfully over there, but we do not know about that. The American side is absolutely closed for conversations right now!”MisleadingThe U.S. has no legal obligation to provide Russia with information about Russian children adopted by American families.Russia unilaterally terminated the adoption cooperation agreement with the U.S. two months after it went into effect.
“Russian athletes banned from singing national anthem at hotels at London World Championship.”RT reported Russian athletes participating in the 2017 IAAF World Championships athletics competition in London as “neutrals” – that is, who, for various reasons, are not allowed or not willing to represent their country of origin – have been banned from displaying any signs of national identity. This rule applies to any “neutral” athlete from any country.