Thursday, January 25, 2001

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  • WTO to Meet in Protest-Proof Venue

    World Trade Organization Director, General Mike Moore announced this week that the next meeting of the WTO will takeplace in Qatar.

  • Christopher Hitchens Makes the Case Charging Henry Kissinger with War Crimes

    In Indonesia: In the first successful prosecution for the destruction of East Timor in 1999, an international courtsentenced a pro-Indonesian militiaman to 12 years in prison for murder. Joao Fernandes, 22, testified during his trialthat Indonesian army officers had given him a samurai sword and ordered him to kill independence supporters.

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