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Healing France – Restoring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the French Republic

ByDr Mark O'Doherty

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A French pilot has filed a legal complaint after being subjected to a hazing ritual in which he was tied to a target and had fighter jets open fire around him, his lawyer has said. The young man had just been posted to an airbase in the south of the island of Corsica in March 2019 when he was grabbed by colleagues and tied up with adhesive tape, his lawyer said, confirming details first published in La Provence newspaper. After having a bag put over his head, the recruit in his 30s was transported to a live-fire target range, tied to a target, and then heard fighter jets open fire and drop munitions around him for 20 minutes, the newspaper reported. The man’s lawyer, Frederic Berna, told AFP he had lodged a legal complaint over the incident at a court in the city of Marseille “in the middle of the week” which could lead to charges of deliberately endangering someone’s life and aggravated violence. Video and pictures of the hooded and motionless victim, in which the perpetrators are clearly visible, have been handed over to prosecutors. The revelations come just months after the conviction of three French soldiers over a brutal initiation ceremony at the country’s most prestigious military academy. The men were found guilty of manslaughter over the death of a young recruit who drowned at the Saint-Cyr academy in 2012. Asked about the allegations in Corsica, a spokesman for the French air force told AFP that an investigation had been launched once the chief of staff learned about the incident in May 2019. “Strong sanctions” had been decided against the perpetrators, the spokesman said, without specifying the punishment or the ranks of those implicated. “The air force condemns any activity that could cause physical or psychological damage to its personnel,” he said. Bullying and humiliating initiation ceremonies, known as hazing, are common in armed forces around the world and have been linked to mental health problems, suicides and sometimes murder. A Russian soldier was handed a 24-year prison term in January this earlier after gunning down eight of his colleagues in 2019 who he said had made his life “hell”. Therefore it is imperative that all armed forces in the International Community immediately put an end to activities that could cause physical or psychological damage to their personnel - in particular hazing and humiliating initiation ceremonies - so that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) can be upheld in the International Community.

Details

Publication Date
May 8, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781667110769
Category
Law
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Dr Mark O'Doherty

Specifications

Pages
62
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)

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"French military pilot tied up on firing range during bombing as hazing prank" / Lawyer gives details of airman’s complaint over Corsica incident where he was tied to target while bombs and bullets hailed aroundBullying and humiliating initiation ceremonies, known as hazing, are common in armed forces around the world and have been linked to mental health problems, suicides and sometimes murder.A Russian soldier was handed a 24-year prison term in January this earlier after gunning down eight of his colleagues in 2019 who he said had made his life “hell”.Therefore it is imperative that all armed forces in the International Community immediately put an end to activities that could cause physical or psychological damage to their personnel - in particular hazing and humiliating initiation ceremoniesSo that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) can be upheld among military personnel in the International Community.Healing France / Counteracting and preventing a civil war in the French Republic"French soldiers accuse government of trying to ‘silence’ warnings of civil war" / Second letter from military staff says threat of punishment ‘quite perverse’ and repeats: ‘Civil war is brewing in France’So I have every confidence that President Emmanuel Macron will handle the matter competently, so that a civil war can be avoided, and that retired French generals can be proud of ther country again. Et vive la France !The Moscow Times: "At Least 8 Killed in Russia School Shooting" / The victims at Kazan's School No. 175 include one teacher and seven students — four boys and three girls, the press service of the head of the republic of Tatarstan told state mediaPresident Vladmir Putin has ordered an "urgent" tightening of gun control restrictions in the wake of the shooting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.So this certainly a step in the right direction by President Putin so that The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) can be protected in Russia. US President Biden ought to do the same, in view of recent mass shootings in the US.Healing Iran / Restoring the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Iran"Fact Sheet: Children in Iran Are Unprotected from Abuse and Severe Rights Violations" / Physical or sexual violence of children in Iran, widespread child marriage and child labor, and execution of children are a big problem in IranAmnesty International / Iran: ‘They shot our children’: Killings of minors in Iran’s November 2019 protestsAmnesty International has uncovered evidence that the victims included at least 23 children – 22 boys, aged between 12 and 17, and a girl reportedly aged between eight and 12.In an effort to mask the scale and casualty count of the 2019 Iranian protests, Iran's evil regime hauled away large numbers of bodies of the dead protesters; and threatened families of slain protesters not to speak to the media or hold funerals.This is unacceptable. Therefore it is imperative that the International Community restores the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Iran as soon as possible.So we are expecting some assistance by the Russian Intelligence Community - namely the GRU, FSB and SVR - to get those evildoers from the IRGC back in line, so that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) can be restored in Iran."Putin on WWII Victory Day Says Russia Will Firmly Defend Its Interests / "Russia consistently defends international law". Hence we should heed Putin's message to defend international law, and make sure that the UDHR and the UNCRC are manifested in Iran.The Times of Israel: "Military candidates in Iran elections raise worry of further IRGC control" / Analysts and pundits voice concern, after leaked tape of foreign minister Zarif decrying military’s excessive influence over country’s politics"Report: Israel shared Soleimani’s phone numbers with US hours before his slaying" / Information helped attacking teams track movements of Iranian al-Quds commander, who was killed in a January 2020 drone strike in BaghdadThe Guardian: "Hassan Rouhani criticises Iranian election criteria" / Dissidents and critics claim election campaign is charadeHealing Myanmar - Restoring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in Myanmar"Myanmar journalists and activists arrested in Thailand after fleeing across border" / Thai foreign correspondents club says the reporters face ‘certain arrest and persecution’ if deported back to MyanmarSince February, 4,916 people have been arrested by the military, according to the advocacy group, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in Burma. The majority remain in detention, often in unknown locations.There have been widespread reports of torture among those being held by the military. At least 750 people and 43 children have been killed since the military unlawfully seized power.It must be emphasized, that Gen. Min Aung Hlaing is responsible for the horrific assassinations of innocent children; and therefore guilty of blatantly violating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).NGO's are also extremely worried by reports the UN has received about acts of sexual violence against detainees - including children.Many nations - including Russia - have tried to pressure the military to restore democracy and end its violent repression through diplomatic and economic sanctions with little effect.Therefore it is imperative that the International Community - in particular the United Nations - takes the necessary steps to prevent further killings and atrocities, so that the UDHR can be restored in Myanmar.Otherwise increased economic sanctions and additional measures will be necessary - such as an intervention by the Intelligence Community (e.g. CIA, MI6, GRU, FSB, SVR) to encourage Min Aung Hlaing and his cronies to restore the UDHR and UNCRC in Myanmar.Healing France: "French police stage protest in Paris against attacks on officers" / Interior minister Gérard Darmanin sparks controversy by announcing he will attend to show his support“The police are marked by grief, emotion and anger. Every day, they are victims of an increasingly violent society. I will be there to show my support, with other politicians … I will tell them that we love them.”Human Interest in England: "Queen’s speech unveils Johnson’s plans on free speech, policing and voter ID" / In pared-back ceremony with only 74 people in Lords, the monarch - namely Queen Elizabeth II - speaks of levelling up opportunities across the UK"UK like an ‘enemy state’ to EU nationals detained by Border Force" / Confused over regulations, Home Office border staff meet legitimate visitors and workers with suspicion"Handcuffed, detained, denied medicine: EU citizens’ UK border ordeals" / Travellers caught up in extension of ‘hostile environment’ policy tell of being made to feel like criminalsHence the Boris Johnson government - in particular Boris Johnson - have to make a greater effort to welcome EU citizens warmly into England and end the ‘hostile environment’ policy, and stop handcuffing and mistreating European citizens in the UK.Otherwise Prime Minister Boris Johnson must be removed from office, and kicked out of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland.Healing Austria / "Elderly man has wrong leg amputated at Austrian clinic": Freistadt Clinic apologises for ‘tragic mistake’ which local media said the patient did not initially recognise because of his illnessHealing Russia / "Archeologists Find New Pits at Stalin-Era Moscow Mass Grave" / Russia's FSB, estimates that up to 14,000 people were shot and thrown into mass graves at the Kommunarka firing range between 1937-1941."Kremlin Critic Navalny Says Found 'Recipe for Happiness' in Prison" / Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's best known domestic critic, is serving two-and-a-half years in a penal colony outside Moscow on old fraud charges that are politically motivated"Navalny Foundation Director Says Russia Trying to Imprison Father 'for Life' " / Ivan Zhdanov says his father Yuri's arrest is retaliation for his work as director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK)Hence the Putin government - in particular Vladimir Putin - have to make a greater effort to end politically motivated legal harassment in Russia, so that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) can finally be manifested in Mother Russia.Healing Brazil / ‘Brazil is a global pariah’: Lula on his plot to end reign of ‘psychopath’ Bolsonaro / Future President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva: "It is possible for us to build a new country … It’s possible to make this country happy again.”Healing Israel-Palestine"Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid tasked with forming a government" / President Reuven Rivlin chooses another candidate to build a government after Benjamin Netanyahu fails to meet deadline" ‘Israel is hurting’: Lapid says coalition he’ll form will heal internal strife" / In first speech since being tasked with forming government, Yesh Atid chief declares, ‘We’ve had enough of anger and hate,’ says will work to ‘start something different’The Times of Israel: "As ceasefire appears to hold, Israel removes all emergency restrictions" / The European Union welcomes the ceasefire in Israel and Palestine and vows to increase efforts for a long-term political solution to resolve the crisis.The Guardian / "Israel-Gaza conflict: world leaders hail ceasefire after 11 days of attacks" / Joe Biden hails ‘genuine opportunity to make progress’ as Palestinians in Gaza celebrate in the streetsTherefore opposition leader Mr Yair Lapid and Mr Naftali Bennett ought to form a just and equitable government as soon as possible - that is free from systemic injustices - so that equal rights and legal equality can finally be manifested in the land.

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