The UN has refused to arrest a Zimbabwean police officer accused of torture who is currently working for it in Kosovo as a member of an international training team.
Accused by whom, you may ask?
Mr Dowa has been named by several Zimbabwean torture victims as having directed and carried out beatings with fists, boots and pickaxe handles, and as having administered electric shocks to the point of convulsions, at Harare central police station throughout 2002 and in early 2003.
In something this important, you *have* to give the benefit of the doubt to multiple allegations and at least perform an investigation.
Why hasn't the UN done anything?
"We have to dedicate our scarce resources to pressing and serious cases in Kosovo."
According to sworn testimony from victims, the torturers said they had been granted special powers by President Mugabe, and they would never be charged.
"I do my best to not think of the UN as a joke. With punchlines like this, they're not making it easy."-- Drew (paraphrase).
Edited by Certifiably Cait, 02 September 2012 - 04:02 PM.
St. Louis must be destroyed!
Me: "I have a job and five credit cards and am looking into signing a two year lease. THAT MAKES ME OLD."
Josh: "I don't have a job, I have ONE credit card, I'm stuck in a lease and I'm 28! My mom's basement IS ONE BAD DECISION AWAY!"
~~ Josh, winning the argument.
"Congress . . . shall include every idiot, lunatic, insane person, and person non compos mentis[.]" ~1 U.S.C. § 1, selectively quoted for accuracy.