White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death from the top floor of his Istanbul home in uncertain circumstances in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people.
An alarming number of Bellingcat’s staff and contributors come from highly suspect backgrounds. Senior Investigator Nick Waters, for example, spent three years as an officer in the British Army, including a tour in Afghanistan, where he furthered the British state’s objectives in the region. Shortly after leaving the service, he was hired by Bellingcat to provide supposedly bias-free investigations into the Middle East.
I would like to share this statement from a Syrian inside Syria. A Syrian who has remained loyal to his country, stood by his President, Army and allies throughout ten years of collective punishment for the huge majority of Syrians who hold similar views to this Syrian. I myself hear time and time again –…
What’s going on when an organisation that’s supposed to be committed to international justice engages in skullduggery? It reveals bigger questions of how to protect the international institutions that humanity depends on in striving for a more just world.