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Mahamat Nouri

Facts Mahamat Nouri is a Chadian politician born in 1947 in Faya-Largeau, Chad. Nouri worked as a postal officer be...
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RWM Italia

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 08.07.2019)
Facts On 8 October 2016, air strikes launched by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Deir Al-Hajari, Yemen, killed six civilians. In the place of those strikes, a suspension lug manufactured by the RWM Italia S.p.A was found. Other remnants indicated use of a guided bomb. Testimonies of eye witnesses stipulate that there was no legitimate target in the vicinity of t...


03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 12.08.2019)
Facts The brutal crackdown led by the Syrian regime against its civil society since March 2011 escalated in a conflict that caused more than 400’000 deaths, mainly of civilians. The crackdown also included innumerable arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and cases of systematic torture in detention centres. In the early years of the conflict, the regime of...

Lafarge / Eric Olsen and others

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Facts Lafarge is a French company created in 1833 and considered as a global leader in construction material and as one of the major actors in cement, aggregates and concrete production. The company is present and active in 61 countries, including Syria. It merged with the Swiss Group Holcim in July 2015. The company declares a sales annual revenue of 8,6 billion eur...

Yahya Jammeh

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Facts Yahya Jammeh was born in 1969 in Kanilai in Gambia. In 1984, he entered gendarmerie and gradually made his way to the top, reaching the position of commander of the military police, a position which he held between 1991 and 1992. On 22 July 1994, he came to power following a coup d’état. A transitional government was subsequently established and lasted until 19...

Abu Khuder

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Facts Now 47-year-old Abu Khuder (nom de guerre) has lived in the Netherlands since 2014. He was granted a temporary asylum permit there after fleeing Syria. In 2012, Abu Khuder stated in an interview for The Guardian that in the beginning of the conflict (2011), he worked as an officer in a Syrian border force, the Camel Corps. When the conflict erupted, he joine...

Raad A.

30.05.2019 - (Last modified: 06.06.2019)
Facts Raad A. allegedly joined ISIS in June 2014 in Mosul. In October 2014, he allegedly participated in the execution of a high-ranking Iraqi civil servant captured by ISIS after the group took control over the city. In this context, Raad, together with other ISIS members, including Abbas R., allegedly escorted the captive to the execution site in Mosul and guarded...

Mohamad K.

23.05.2019 - (Last modified: 29.05.2019)
Facts Mohamad K. is a former member of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). He was accused of having committed war crimes in Idlib, Syria. Jointly with two other members of the FSA, Mohamad allegedly captured and detained two members of an armed group fighting on the side of the Syrian government for an unknown period of time between January 2012 and January 2013. To punish t...

Ahmad Zaheer D.

Facts Ahmad Zaheer D. is a former member of the Afghan military forces. In this capacity, he was reportedly responsible for interrogation of captured fighters on at least one occasion. While interrogating three detained fighters, Ahmad allegedly severely beat them by hand and by a plastic tube together with another military official. He apparently beat a prisoner, pu...

Ahmed Jabbar Hasan

10.05.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Facts Ahmed Jabbar Hasan was a corporal in the Iraqi army between 2003 and 2015. In March 2015, during an operation against the Islamic State (IS) near the town of Karma, in Iraq, he was filmed decapitating the body of an IS militant and then brandishing the fighter’s head. The video was uploaded to his Facebook page, along with another video of him posing in fron...

Mustafa K., Abdullah K., Sultan K., and Ahmed K.

10.05.2019 - (Last modified: 04.07.2019)
Facts In November 2012, Mustafa K., Abdullah K., Sultan K., and Ahmed K. allegedly joined Jabhat al-Nusra (rebellious terrorist group) in Syria and fought against Syrian government troops in the city of Ras al-Ayn in northern Syria. Mustafa K., Sultan K., and other Jabhat al-Nusra members reportedly captured an official of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and forced his...

Lundin Petroleum

03.05.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Facts Lundin Petroleum is a Swedish oil company founded in 2001. It is one of Europe’s largest independent oil companies, whose main activity consists of oil production and exploration in Norway. According to a report published by a coalition of NGOs, the European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS), in 1997, Lundin Petroleum {then Lundin Oil} signed a contract with...
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