CIWCL: About Us


The Citizen’s Investigation into War Crimes in Libya (CIWCL) is a small, informal collective of ordinary but talented people. Hailing from several nations, the CIWCL's members have come together to investigate events of the civil war in Libya, the lead-up to it, and the aftermath of it. We use publicly available sources, gathered and compared, with an emphasis on primary evidence. Physical evidence (via photographs and video) is taken as that, and witnesses claiming to have seen things as, well… claims, which should be double-checked against other claims and against the physical evidence. 


This crucial aspect of our approach in large part explains the radically different findings from those reached previously by Human Rights organizations, world governments, and the mass media.


 The CIWCL’s members are driven to examine the clues partly out of a natural bias against accepting the mainstream narrative of the war. This bias is frequently supported, upon investigation, by signs that our suspicions were valid. Considering the overwhelming contrary bias to dibelieve the Libyan government of its day and credit each rebel accusation, the CIWCL provides unusual and thorough – and thus useful - insights, whether "the world" wants them or not. 


CIWCL active members as of June 29 (alphabetical): 


- Petri Krohn, CIWCL co-founder 

Helsinki, Finland


- Adam J. Larson, CIWCL co-founder and chief executive person

Spokane, Washington, USA


- Eddie McDaid

United Kingdom


- Peter Schönfeld 

Cologne, Germany


Where we do the research
a much more lively but sloppy place than this
Public Signatories 
(last updated June 29, 2012)

The following (so far) agree to put their names at least behind the CIWCL's general idea and efforts, but may not agree with every finding or statement, nor necessarily with each others' views.
(in alphabetical order)


- Ms. Johanna Brown, MSW

Spokane, Washington, USA


- Stewart Dredge

Edinburgh, Scotland

 

- Dr. Maximilian C. Forte

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 

Concordia University, Montreal

http://openanthropology.org/


- Jana Glass 

Hameln, Germany

 

- Martin Iqbal

Administrator, Empire Strikes Black.com


- Petri Krohn, CIWCL co-founder

Chairman, Finland without Nazism

blog contributor: libyancivilwar.blogspot.com

Helsinki, Finland

 

- Adam J. Larson, CIWCL co-founder and chief executive person

blog administrator: libyancivilwar.blogspot.com

Spokane, Washington, USA

 

- J. Larson,

USA

 

- Eddie McDaid

United Kingdom

 

- Peter Schönfeld, Cologne, Germany

blog contributor: libyancivilwar.blogspot.com 


- Myra St. Clair

Spokane, Washington, USA


Rob Stacey

Spokane, Washington, USA

 

Others have expressed interest in signing, joining, or helping, or are activelty helping already, but don’t wish to be listed as formal signatories at the moment. A big list hasn't been a priority yet, but we anticipate some growth in time. 


Those willing to make known their support for the work of the CIWCL can submit a "signature" like those above. You can offer a bit less or more, as you're comfortable with. A link should be relevant to any relevant expertise that adds weight to your signature. Yes, that includes if you run an auto-body shop. Names can be initials, locations vague. Just be real. 


Signatures can be submitted to the address immediately below.

Contact us

adam@ciwclibya.org