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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Voices Concern at Targeting of Wikileaks

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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 06:55 PM
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay voiced concern on Thursday at reports of pressure being exerted on private companies to halt financial or Internet services for WikiLeaks.

Pillay said that taken together, the measures could be interpreted as an attempt to prevent WikiLeaks from publishing, thereby violating its right to freedom of expression.

While it was not clear who was behind the cyber attacks and counter-attacks, they raised concerns about the need for countries to protect the right to freely share information, as required under international law, she said.

"I am concerned about reports of pressure exerted on private companies including banks, credit card companies and Internet service providers to close down credit lines for donations to WikiLeaks, as well as to stop hosting the website," she told a news conference.





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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 07:07 PM
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Benevolent world rulership to our rescue! Protector of our rights, corrector of all wrongs!

Long live the NWO...






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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by pianopraze
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Benevolent world rulership to our rescue! Protector of our rights, corrector of all wrongs!

Long live the NWO...

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Yes, I agree, but it's still good that there are some individuals in the organisation prepared to speak out. UN reps still do have some influence. It's iinteresting also that the US was exposed for spying on top UN officials...and UN is defending the whistleblower's freedom of speech.
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posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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It's good that people with such high status will stand up for our rights. Wikileaks hasn't done anything wrong.
I find it hilarious how the Governments are scrambling around trying to find something to charge them with.
It's ridiculous. Good on the High Commissioner.

Cheers
Brady



posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 07:51 PM
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It's good that people with such high status will stand up for our rights. Wikileaks hasn't done anything wrong.
I find it hilarious how the Governments are scrambling around trying to find something to charge them with.
It's ridiculous. Good on the High Commissioner.

Cheers
Brady


Yes, it's great to see. Gradually we are hearing more and more voices of sanity and reason....which actually constitutes another embarrassment to the US PTB. Yey!!



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