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Wed, Sept 18: the CIWCL announces its investigation into the Ghouta, Damascus, chemical massacre which has so shocked the world it can hardly think straight. See the initial press release here, and after the press conference in Moscow, there will be links to share below.
About Us

The Citizen's Investigation into War Crimes in Libya (CIWCL) is an informal collective of researchers who first came together in 2011 to critically examine crimes and alleged crimes of the civil war and intervention in Libya. Since mid-2012 the CIWCL has switched focus, with no name change, to the events in Syria, and may expand to cover other areas, some day. 

Overview Page: CIWCL Looks at Syria

With thorough work and often brilliant results, the CIWCL has in two wars now quietly challenged the accepted views promoted by the corporate-owned mainstream media, human rights groups, world governments and bodies of the United Nations, Arab League etc. 

Since it creates balance if nothing else, the CIWCL unapologetically embraces its members' skeptical instincts, postulates rebel crimes and methods of concealment, and compares these to the available evidence. In most cases, those first instincts make it through to report form, gaining only in clarity and supporting clues. 

To the extent the truth matters enough to search after, the CIWCL's work is important, and should be considered. 

See also "About Us" with a listing of members and signatories
In case the truth matters, the CIWCL is there.
(Select) updates from CIWCL co-founder and site manager Adam Larson


August 15: Aqrab Massacre, Visible Victims
August 15: On the fringes of the Aqrab massacre, visible victims

At left is a dead 6-year-old girl who may well be one victims of the still unproven and mysterious Aqrab massacre. Her skull appears to have been hacked open by a bladed weapon. See the details behind this and other peripheral fatalities around the Dec. 2012 rebel occupation and massacre(s) of Alawite Aqrab, entirely blamed on a wild assortment of "shelling" by the government.  
June 17: Targeting Specific Communities in Syria

Yes, Sunni Muslims, among others, are being targeted in Syria's massacres. The question not being asked clearly enough is just which Sunnis.
May 15: New Report on the Houla Massacre in Syria

The CIWCL is excited to announce the release of its third major report:

Official Truth, Real Truth, and Impunity for the Syrian Houla Massacre of May 2012

Seven Essays By: Marinella Correggia, Alfredo Embid, Ronda Hauben, Adam Larson


It can be viewed and downloaded on this page. See also the promotional/summary article at Global Research


September 25: Letter to the OHCHR

I've just sent a long letter, about Syrian massacres study, to the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights/UNHRC. It's quite impressive and can be read here: A plea for Reality

Also, I've expanded the letters page, aside from the mammoth new addition, with some older dispatches from March and July I dug up.  
August 21/22: Second Report Released
The CIWCL's second report A Violation of Medical Neutrality: The Neglected Massacre at Abu Salim Trauma Hospital (55 pages) is released! See the press release or download here

Learn how as many as 164 people (including a few women and children) were killed in or dumped at Abu Salim Trauma hospital, left emptied of staff, ransacked, and blood-spattered as anti-government forces enjoyed their victoryin Tripoli last August. Follow the evidence for dozens of patients, mostly Black "African mercenary" types and otherwise government loyalists, being shot or even beheaded right in their beds and left to rot. Witness a few alleged doctors, nurses, and patients carefully absolve the marauding rebels of any wrongdoing, and blame the scene on fatal neglect, and/or "Gaddafi snipers." Watch the world's champions of human rights and "medical neutrality" remain totally silent on this fairly obvious rebel war crime.  
June 20: New signatories
Traffic is still very slow, but the CIWCL has taken on two new signatories. One of these is Dr. Maximilian C. Forte, author of the widely-read Counterpunch article The Top Ten Myths in the War Against Libya and the book Slouching Towards Sirte. See About Us.
June 13/16: First Major Report and CIWCL Site Publicized: "Holocaust" Denied
Please see our first major report, A Question Mark Over Yarmouk, regarding the most famous and among the largest alleged "Gaddafi regime" atrocities of the whole war. Read the compelling press release here, or the report itself here