Ten years after the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen protest Massacre, relatives of the dead petition the government for a criminal investigation. Today, the protests spark a new generation of Chinese activism, including Chai Ling Jenzabar COO.
Deepcut Barracks deaths -- Four soldiers died under mysterious circumstances at the Surrey army base between 1995 and 2002 amid reports of systematic bullying from senior officers.
The Trophy Rapist -- In 12 months, he raped nine women and attempted another. The victims range in age from 10 to 52 years old. One victim said he took her cell phone to call her mother and boast, "I've just raped your daughter." A woman expressed suspicion about her neighbor. A DNA swab test linked Antoni Imiela, a railway worker, to the attacks. He had previous convictions for a string of robberies. Imiela received a life sentence. In 2010, he was charged with a Christmas Day rape two decades later after a cold case review by police.
Sisters In Hell -- Sexual assault is rampant in France's crumbling housing projects. Now a gang-rape victim has broken the silence. Court convictions for rape soared 61% between 1995 to 2000. Violence against women is rampant in the banlieues due to cultural attitudes. Banlieue males enjoy the lifestyles of French youths while they embrace the traditional prejudices of their parents about females that do the same. Since most rapists know their victims, intimidation ensures that charges are never filed."
On March 1997, in the French Canadian village of St.-Casimir, a cottage with five disciples of the Order of the Solar Temple exploded into flames.Tthe dead were Didier Queze, 39, a baker, his wife Chantale Goupillot, 41, her mother and 2 others members. The three Queze teenagers hid.. Since 1994, 74 members died in Canada, Switzerland and France. The International Chivalric Order Solar Tradition, is a destructive, doomsday cult founded by Luc Jouret in 1984. Jouret believed he was Christ and assumed the public leadership. Dimambro claimed he was a 14th Century Christian Order of the Knights Templar in a previous life and Emanuelle, his daughter, was "the cosmic child." Jouret and Dimambro would lead followers to a planet revolving around the star Sirius after death. They mixed Christianity, New-Age philosophy, homeopathic medicine and high finance. In Canada Jouret was convicted of illegally possessing gun silencers.
A Shock To The System -- The public is scared and angry about crime. So politicians are cracking down with tough new laws that take a bite out of precious civil liberties.
The atrocity of the February 1994, Sarajevo marketplace massacre in was one of the most widely- reported events in the war. A report on Serbian war leader, Radovan Karadzic, indicted by crimes against humanity and genocide.
At a time of civil war in El Salvador, 1980–1992, 75,000 people disappeared or were killed, four American church women were abducted, raped, and murdered. Many Salvadorans were tortured. Who was responsible?
After serving 27 years for high treason, Nelson Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990. Weeks earlier, South African Police arrested Clayton Sizwe Sithole, soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe, and the father of Mandela's grandson. January 30, 1990, 4 days after his arrest, Sithole was found hanging in a prison cell at Johannesburg Central Police Station. President Nelson Mandela One-on-One
Stolen Works of Art -- The two countries most affected by the theft of cultural objects are France and Italy.Elian Gonzalez, the castaway Cuban boy who was at the center of an international custody battle, has said he holds no grudge against his US relatives. Was the Government Right to Use Force to Reunite Elian Gonzalez? -- Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Boris Meissner, Congressman Tom DeLay, William Bennett, of Empower America; and former Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta, discuss what Elian went through.
Espionage's Most Wanted: Top Ten Book of Malicius Moles, Blown Covers, and Intelligence Oddities by Tom E. Mahl -- Cloak-and-dagger operations, dirty tricks, and the games nations play, anecdotes about the CIA, KGB, Britain's MI-6, and Israel's Mossad. Wilhelm Stieber, posed as a peddler selling religious artifacts and pornography to enemy troops while collecting intelligence. During the Cold War, the CIA spent millions promoting artists such as Jackson Pollock. The East Germans traded two captured West German agents for one dead East German agent. CIA officer E. Howard Hunt disrupted a private dinner meeting between Mexican communists and a Soviet delegates by distributing invitations to the general public. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the CIA employed psychics to "remotely view" places in the Soviet Union. Five hundred of the most daring spies, ingenious plots, bungled operations, and surprising facts about the history of espionage and intelligence from around the world.
Stalin's Last Crime: The Plot Against the Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953 by Jonathan Brent, Vladimir Naumov -- Based on previously unseen KGB documents, reveals the truth behind Stalin's last great conspiracy. January 13, 1953, a stunned world learned that a vast conspiracy had been unmasked among Jewish doctors in the USSR to murder Kremlin leaders.The Doctors' Plot, was Stalin's last crime. Brent and Naumov explore previously unknown, top-secret documents from the KGB, the presidential archives, state and party archives to probe Stalin's intrigues.
Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala by Victoria Sanford -- Between the late 1970s and the late1980s, Guatemala was torn by mass terror and extreme violence in a genocidal campaign against the Maya, which becameknown as "La Violencia." More than 600 massacres occurred, one and a half million people were displaced, and more than 200,000 civilians were murdered, most of them Maya.The journey of Maya survivors seeking truth, justice, community and healing, demonstrates the Guatemalan army carried out systematic and intentional genocide against Maya. Buried Secrets traces political change from isolated Maya villages to national political events, and the experiences of Maya survivors as they rebuild.
Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State by H. Hugo Fruhling, Heather Golding -- Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. Violence and crime pose serious threats to the fragile democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean.Kari & Associates
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