2010-2019 | Media propaganda | Northern Ireland

The Law should protect our crimes but not their’s

6 July 2018 On 6 July 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May slammed down Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s suggestion to give members of the IRA the same legal protection from prosecution that he proposed for members of the armed forces implicated in terror killings, intimidation, torture or other offences. Williamson had written secretly to the prime…

1960-1969 | Detention without trial | Torture | Yemen

A Yemeni civil servant’s brief encounter with Britain’s Guantanamo

6 July 1966 At about 2 am on 6 July 1966, Hashim Jawee, a 22 year old Yemeni civil servant, was woken to the sound of his door being kicked in. He was taken away by British soldiers to an interrogation centre at Fort Morbut.  On arrival his senses would have been overwhelmed by the…

1940-1949 | Chemical weapons | Churchill's crimes | Germany

Churchill urges poison gas attacks on German cities

6 July 1944 Writing a memo to General Sir Hastings Ismay on 6 July 1944, Winston Churchill urged the Chiefs of Staff to urgently consider the use of poison gas against German towns and cities. The memo came one month after British and American soldiers had landed in France and as Germany clearly faced imminent…