Friday, May 04, 2007

The Balibo murders

Thursday May 4

An Australian inquest has confirmed that in October 1975, five journalists, including British citizens Brian Peters (28) and Malcolm Rennie (29) were murdered in cold blood by Indonesian troops at Balibo on October 16, 1975 during the invasion of East Timor. On World Press Freedom Day, it was necessary to record that the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was not retrospective, so war crimes such as this, committed before the ICC came into existence, are not subject to international jurisdiction.

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