24 October 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 24 Oct 2012 [PDF]
- Combined Force Arrests Taliban Leader, Seizes Weapons AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader, detained two additional suspected insurgents and seized several firearms and grenades in Afghanistan’s Logar province.
- Border Talk Crosses The Line In Afghanistan RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Foreign diplomats visiting Kabul tread carefully when it comes to the Durand Line, knowing full well that the colonial-era border separating British India and Afghanistan is a touchy subject.
- Pakistan President, Politician Reassure Karzai Of Antiterror Cooperation RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Pakistan's president and the leader of a Pakistani party have sent separate letters to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, reassuring him of their cooperation in the joint fight against terrorism.
- Combined Team Uruzgan transitions to Australian adviser control Army News 24 Oct 2012 -- Command authority for Combined Team Uruzgan transitioned from the control of the Indiana National Guard's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to Australian leadership.
- New Romanian army team takes over FOB Wolverine ANA mentorship Army News 24 Oct 2012 -- A new command support military advisory team from the army reaffirmed Romania's tradition of commitment to the area during a transfer of authority ceremony held at FOB Wolverine, Oct. 20, 2012.
- 822nd MCT ends mission in Afghanistan Army News 24 Oct 2012 -- The 822nd Movement Control Team officially ended its mission in Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20.
- Less Focus on Afghan War in 2012 Election VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- The foreign policy debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney was their first opportunity to challenge each other directly on the way forward in Afghanistan.
- Exhibition spotlights Female Engagement Officers in Afghanistan UK MOD 24 Oct 2012 -- A series of images of Army Female Engagement Officers (FEOs) and their work in Afghanistan is being displayed in London's Oxo Tower.
- MOD policeman pioneers Afghan 'Crime Stoppers' UK MOD 24 Oct 2012 -- A Ministry of Defence policeman is helping to pioneer a 'Crime Stoppers' style freephone facility which offers local Afghans the opportunity to report crime or injustice.
- Canadian Firm Discovers Oil Field In North Afghanistan RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- A spokesman for Afghanistan's Mining Ministry, Jawad Omer, has told RFE/RL that the Canadian company Terraseis has located a large oil field in the northwestern part of the country.
- U.S. Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Three In North Waziristan RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Reports from Pakistan say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three people in a northwestern tribal region close to the Afghan border.
- US drone kills three in NW Pakistan IRNA 24 Oct 2012 -- At least three people were killed in a US drone strike Wednesday in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, tribesmen said.
- Osama panel rejects British paper report on findings IRNA 24 Oct 2012 -- A Commission, tasked to investigate US raid to kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last May, dismissed as 'concocted and baseless' a British paper's report that panel has cleared Pakistan's gov't and military establishment of involvement in protection of al-Qaeda chief.
- Clinton: Internet Claim About Libya Attack Proves Nothing VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an Internet claim of responsibility that followed last month's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is not hard evidence of who killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.
- Clinton Pushes Back on Leaked Libya Emails RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton downplayed new evidence showing top American officials were told hours after last month’s deadly assault on a US embassy compound in Libya that a militant Islamist group had taken responsibility for the assault.
- Emails Show White House Told of Militants’ Claim Hours After Libya Attack RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Officials at the White House and the US State Department were informed just hours after a deadly attack on an American embassy compound in Libya, on Sept. 11 that a militant Islamist group had taken responsibility for the attack.
- Too Early to Tell Whether Iraq Effort Created Ally, General Says AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- It’s still too early to tell whether the U.S. effort in Iraq has created an American ally, the commander of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Versatility critical to future Army capabilities Army News 24 Oct 2012 -- The Army is looking ahead as it prepares for the security challenges of 2020 and beyond.
- Future Army Forces Must Be Regionally Aligned, Odierno Says AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- Future Army forces must be tailored to meet local requirements, must be rapidly deployable at lower echelons, and must be scalable from squad to corps level, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said.
- Remarks by Deputy Secretary Carter at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Washington, DC DoD 24 Oct 2012
- Carter: Army to Apply Lessons Learned to New Challenges AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- U.S. soldiers have succeeded brilliantly in facing new demands during the post-9/11 era, and have now reached another major transition point, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter told an Army audience.
- United States - Republic of Korea Security Consultative Meeting DoD 24 Oct 2012
- Joint Press Conference with Secretary Panetta and Defense Minister Kim in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 24 Oct 2012
- Defense Leaders: North Korea Remains Threat to Peace AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- North Korea remains a threat to regional and global peace, U.S. and South Korean defense leaders said here today, adding that they still are unsure what North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong Un, will do.
- Officials Say US Still Wary of North Korea VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- The United States and South Korea say North Korea remains a "serious threat" despite its failure to make good on recent threats to launch a military strike.
- Panetta: U.S., South Korea Strengthen Alliance AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- U.S. and South Korean militaries will continue their close cooperation against wide-ranging global security challenges and strengthen their cooperation in space and cyberspace, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.
- Orient Shield Promotes U.S.-Japan Readiness, Interoperability AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- The U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force kicked off Orient Shield 2012 in Japan.
- Opening ceremony launches Orient Shield 12 Army News 24 Oct 2012 -- Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division joined with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members in a ceremony that initiated the annual bilateral, tactical level field training exercise known as Orient Shield 12.
- DARPA Director: 'Revolutionary Weapons Require Strong S&T Partnerships' NNS 24 Oct 2012 -- The new director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency stressed the need to find radical ways to shape the future battlefield.
- Navy to Christen Submarine Minnesota DoD 24 Oct 2012
- Last T-AKE Class Ship Accepted by Military Sealift Command NNS 24 Oct 2012 -- Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of its newest dry cargo/ammunition ship, USNS Cesar Chavez, during a short ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO Ship Yard San Diego, Oct. 24.
- USS George Washington Arrives in the Philippines NNS 24 Oct 2012 -- The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington dropped anchor in Manila Bay, Republic of the Philippines, Oct. 24.
- U-28A Accident Investigation Board Results Released AFSOC 24 Oct 2012
- ONR to Dial Up Faster Data for the Marines NNS 24 Oct 2012 -- Office of Naval Research officials announced a new program Oct. 22 to optimize tactical handheld technology for quick decision-making in the field.
- 'Green Flag' keeps Airmen, Soldiers mission ready AFNS 24 Oct 2012 -- In true teamwork fashion, approximately 165 Airmen and 12 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., traveled to Barksdale AFB, La., to participate in Green Flag East.
- 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit exercises interoperability USMC News 24 Oct 2012 -- The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is conducting a two-week interoperability training exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., which started Oct. 22, 2012, as part of their pre-deployment training program.
- Aviano unveils first locally painted F-16 AFNS 24 Oct 2012 -- The 31st Maintenance Squadron unveiled Aviano's first locally-painted F-16 during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new NATO-funded Corrosion Control Facility here Oct. 19.
- Engineers have a blast with new shotguns Army News 24 Oct 2012 -- More than 30 combat engineers from 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, took part in New Equipment Training Oct. 17 to familiarize themselves with a new weapons system they received.
- Debate Zinger Highlights US Military Bayonet Use RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- The Army has more than 419,000 bayonets in use today, and an estimated 120,000 have been issued to active duty Marines.
- Cole Suspect Tells Judge of Alleged Guard Abuse AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- Alleging threats and aggression from military prison guards, the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole told a military tribunal judge such actions were why he did not attend court.
- Academy breaks ground on new $40 million Center for Character, Leadership Development AFNS 24 Oct 2012 -- Air Force Academy officials broke ground Oct. 19 for the Academy's new Center for Character and Leadership Development building.
- Carter Pledges Support to Nation’s Service Members, Families AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- Pentagon leaders are committed to caring for service members and their families, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter told an Army audience today during remarks at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention here.
- Russian Stealth Corvettes to Hold Live Fire Drills in Caspian RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Two Buyan class corvettes from Russia’s Caspian Flotilla have sailed into the Caspian Sea for a 10-day training mission.
- 20 years of working with partners to bring progress and peace through science NATO 24 Oct 2012 -- The first formal meeting of the then NATO Science Committee with representatives of Central and Eastern European countries took place twenty years ago in October 1992.
- Royal Marines Reserves guard Edinburgh Castle UK MOD 24 Oct 2012 -- Members of the Royal Marines Reserves Scotland have formed the Guard at Edinburgh Castle for the first time.
- Taiwan: Budget, technology key to building new warplanes CNA 24 Oct 2012 -- Defense Minister Kao said the country's overall fiscal situation, defense budget and technological expertise should all be taken into account regarding the question of whether Taiwan should build next-generation warplanes.
- Taiwan: Upgrade of F16 fleet squeezes budgets for other weapons CNA 24 Oct 2012 -- The defense ministry said Taiwan's heavy investment in upgrading its fleet of F16 A/B fighter jets is squeezing budgets allocated for other weaponry systems.
- Taiwan mulling domestic maintenance of its Patriot missiles CNA 24 Oct 2012 -- The defense ministry said it will gradually reduce dependence on the United States for the maintenance of Taiwan's Patriot missiles in order to cut costs and improve efficiency in that area.
- Defense minister: Airship to be unveiled, new missiles will be test-fired soon IRNA 24 Oct 2012 -- Minister of Defense Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran’s Armed Forces are to unveil an airship and test-fire new missiles within months.
- Order of Kim Jong Il Awarded to Kim Il Sung Military University KCNA 24 Oct 2012 -- Order of Kim Jong Il was conferred on Kim Il Sung Military University on the occasion of its diamond jubilee.
- No Force on Earth Can Break Sino-Korean Friendship: Chinese Party Official KCNA 24 Oct 2012 -- Li Shumin, who is heading the visiting delegation of the Dandong Municipal Committee, Liaoning Province of the Community Party of China, was interviewed.
- Cemetery of CPV Martyrs Renovated KCNA 24 Oct 2012 -- The cemetery of fallen fighters of the Chinese People's Volunteers in Hoechang County, South Phyongan Province, has been renovated on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the CPV entry into the Korean front.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, October 24, 2012 US Dept. of State 24 Oct 2012
- Joint Statement from the Fourth U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue US Dept. of State 24 Oct 2012
- Secretary Clinton Remarks With Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota After Their Meeting US Dept. of State 24 Oct 2012
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 24 October 2012 United Nations 24 Oct 2012
- Press Conference by Special Rapporteur on Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, 24 October 2012 United Nations 24 Oct 2012
- Internal displacement remains one of world’s biggest human rights challenges – UN expert UN News Centre 24 Oct 2012 -- Internal displacement remains one of the world’s most significant human rights and humanitarian challenges.
- Protecting human rights during conflict one of world’s greatest challenges, UN official tells General Assembly UN News Centre 24 Oct 2012 -- Protecting human rights during times of conflict is one of the greatest challenges that the international community faces.
- Russia: Syrian Rebels Have US-Made Anti-Aircraft Weapons VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Russia’s senior general says that rebels in Syria have acquired shoulder-mounted surface-to-air missiles.
- Syrian Rebels Have US Stinger Missiles - Russian General RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's regime are now armed with man-portable air defense systems including US-made Stingers.
- Syria: some parties to conflict expected to observe ceasefire UN News Centre 24 Oct 2012 -- Some of the warring parties in the conflict in Syria are expected to observe a ceasefire later this week.
- UN Envoy Expects Syrian Government to Observe Holiday Truce VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Lakhdar Brahimi told the U.N. Security Council that he expects the Syrian government to confirm to him by Thursday whether it will abide by a truce with opposition fighters during the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.
- UN Envoy: Syria, Some Rebels Agree to Holiday Truce VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says the Syrian government and some rebel groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad have agreed to a cease-fire during the Eid al-Adha holiday.
- UN Envoy Says Syrian Authorities Agree To Holiday Truce RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, says the Syrian government and some rebel groups have tentatively agreed to a truce during the Eid al-Adha holiday.
- Many Turks Concerned with Erdogan's Syria Policy VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- As fighting drags on in Syria, the Turkish government continues to stand behind its campaign to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
- Analysis: Not-so-open borders for Syrian refugees? IRIN 24 Oct 2012 -- Aid agencies, human rights organizations and local government officials are increasingly concerned about thousands of people who have fled violence in Syria only to end up stuck at border crossings.
- Lebanon Fights for Calm as Syria War Rages VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Lebanese politicians and their allies in the West are urging calm after the killing of an intelligence chief set off sectarian violence and fears the nation could be further dragged into the conflict in neighboring Syria.
- UN official flags importance of political dialogue following Beirut bomb attack UN News Centre 24 Oct 2012 -- Senior United Nations official said the importance of political dialogue in the wake of a deadly bombing in the Lebanese capital of Beirut last week formed a central part of the pair’s discussion.
- Tokyo Confirms Talks with China on Island Dispute VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Japan says it is engaged in talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute that has disrupted ties between the two Asian powers.
- AU Lifts Mali Suspension, Discusses Military Intervention VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- The African Union Peace and Security Council has lifted Mali’s suspension from the pan-African organization.
- Countering al-Qaida in Mali Requires Regional Cooperation AFPS 24 Oct 2012 -- Al-Qaida is establishing a presence in Mali, and the United States is working with regional and international partners to deal with the terrorist organization, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.
- Briefing: Kenya’s coastal separatists - menace or martyrs? IRIN 24 Oct 2012 -- Kenyan security forces are conducting a wave of arrests of members of the Mombasa Republican Council, who are accused of incitement and acts of violence.
- Sudan Plans UN Complaint Over Khartoum Blast RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Sudan intends to file a complaint with the UN Security Council over an alleged Israeli air strike on an arms factory in the capital, Khartoum, the country’s Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said.
- Sudan Says Israeli Planes Hit Khartoum Arms Factory RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Sudan's government says it believes Israel has conducted an air strike on an arms factory in Khartoum.
- Sudan Blames Israel for Blast at Arms Factory VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- The Sudanese government is blaming Israel for what it says was the bombing of an arms factory in the capital.
- Senior UN official calls on Sudanese authorities and rebel group to commit more fully to peace process UN News Centre 24 Oct 2012 -- Ending violence in the western Sudanese region of Darfur requires the Sudanese government and a rebel group that signed a peace plan last year to more fully commit to the deal.
- Notice - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo The White House 24 Oct 2012
- Letter - Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo The White House 24 Oct 2012
- Britain Criticized For Rwanda Aid Donation VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Human rights groups have criticized Britain for handing the Rwandan government $26 million in aid, after most international donors had frozen payments because of allegations that Rwanda was supporting a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Analysis: Mindanao’s uncertain road to peace IRIN 24 Oct 2012 -- The recent signing of an interim peace agreement between the Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim insurgent group is fraught with uncertainty, say analysts.
- Philippines: UN official welcomes impact of Government-rebel peace accord on children in armed conflict UN News Centre 24 Oct 2012 -- A senior United Nations official has welcomed the recent peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
- Israel-Gaza Violence Escalates, 4 Palestinians Killed VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Violence has flared on the Israeli border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, leaving at least four Palestinians dead and several people in Israel and Gaza wounded.
- Three Killed in Israeli Attack on Gaza - Media RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- At least three Palestinians were killed and six wounded as Israeli aircraft and tanks carried out attacks on the Gaza Strip, Iranian state-owned news network Press TV reported.
- Insurgent Attacks Kill 12 Across Iraq RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Attacks by Iraqi insurgents across Iraq have killed at least 12 people.
- Sectarian Violence Spreads in Burma VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Renewed sectarian violence between Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine is spreading in Burma’s western Rakhine state.
- New clashes between Muslims, Buddhists break out in Myanmar IRNA 24 Oct 2012 -- New clashes between Muslims and Buddhists have broken out in volatile western Myanmar, leaving at least two people dead and more than a thousand homes burned to the ground.
- Russian Ship Not Involved in Arms Smuggling – Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- A Russian ship carrying a cache of weapons, which was seized by Nigerian authorities over the weekend, was not involved in arms smuggling.
- Putin Hopes to Mend Ties with Georgia RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he hoped to improve Russia’s relations with all its neighbors in the Caucasus, including Georgia.
- U.S. Says It's Open To Iran Talks, But None Scheduled RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- The White House says President Barack Obama is open to having bilateral talks with Iran about the Islamic republic’s nuclear program, but no such negotiations are currently scheduled.
- Iran Dismisses Nuclear Arms Concerns RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Tehran dismissed as irresponsible recent remarks by the French foreign minister who said Iran could acquire nuclear weapons next year.
- Iran mulls cut to crude oil sale IRNA 24 Oct 2012 -- Iran is mulling a plan to cut crude oil sales to save value added coming from producing oil derivatives to supply to the market of 70 million population.
- Concern Grows Among Iranians After US Debate Remarks VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Iran was mentioned nearly 50 times during this week’s U.S. presidential debate, more than Afghanistan, Iraq and even China.
- Press Conference by Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Iran, 24 October 2012 United Nations 24 Oct 2012
- UN Monitor Cites Human Rights Abuses of Journalists, Lawyers in Iran VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- The United Nations expert charged with monitoring the human rights situation in Iran warns that there are “alarming trends” in the country’s human rights situation.
- Pakistan dismisses Indian Home Minister's remarks on infiltration IRNA 24 Oct 2012 -- Pakistan dismissed as ?baseless and unfounded’ remarks by Indian Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, that Islamabad is 'helping terrorists' enter Indian territory.
- PAKISTAN: Madrasas fill education gap in Karachi hotspot IRIN 24 Oct 2012 -- When ethnic riots erupt in Karachi, Qasba Colony is usually the worst affected: The violence has taken a dramatic toll on education and the main beneficiaries are Islamic religious schools, or madrasas.
- Islamic Nations Relinquish Demand for Defamation Laws VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- In the wake of a U.N. resolution condemning discrimination on the basis of religion, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has stopped pushing for an international treaty banning the defamation of religion.
- TANZANIA: Islamist riots threaten Zanzibar's stability IRIN 24 Oct 2012 -- The Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar has experienced three anti-government protests so far this year; the latest, in mid-October, saw one police officer killed, roads blocked and shops closed across the capital, Stone Town.
- China's Huawei Denies Spying Charges, Vows Transparency VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Chinese telecom giant Huawei has offered to give Australia "complete and unrestricted" access to its source codes and equipment as it tries to address fears it is spying for Beijing.
- China Offering Rewards for Self-Immolation Intel VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Chinese authorities are offering reward money in an attempt to put an end to self-immolation protests by ethnic Tibetans.
- Has Countdown To Georgia's Next Election Already Started? RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Three weeks after its parliamentary election defeat , Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement (ENM) is sending mixed signals.
- Georgia's Prime Minister-Designate To Quit Politics In 18 Months RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Georgia's Prime Minister-designate Bidzina Ivanishvili says he plans to quit politics entirely in just 18 months.
- Nigeria’s Ruling Party Praises, Challenges Elections VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- After losing the gubernatorial race in southern Ondo State, Nigeria’s ruling party is divided.
- TOGO: Simmering discontent ahead of polls IRIN 24 Oct 2012 -- A recent wave of protests by Togolese opposition groups and a heavy-handed clampdown by security forces have set the scene for a tense struggle for reforms in a country that has been ruled for 45 years by a father and his son.
- Putin Creates Agency To Restore Russia's National Pride RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- The Kremlin is hoping to restore national pride in Russia with the creation of a new agency in charge of promoting patriotism.
- New Russian Treason Bill Under Fire, 'Open To Abuse' RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Russian lawmakers are under fire for adopting a tough new bill that opponents say will allow the Kremlin to jail its critics on charges of high treason.
- Rights Monitors Told Russian Opposition Activist Was Forced To Confess RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- A Russian opposition activist has told human rights workers who visited him in prison that he was forced to confess to plotting unrest against President Vladimir Putin.
- Putin Foe Udaltsov Vows to Battle Charges RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- Russian firebrand opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov, who could face up to ten years in jail over charges that he plotted to spark nationwide mass disorder, has no plans to flee the country.
- Russian Lawmakers Denounce EU Parliament's Magnitsky Resolution RFE/RL 24 Oct 2012 -- Russian lawmakers are denouncing a proposal by the European Parliament that all EU member states impose travel and financial restrictions on Russian officials implicated in the death of Sergei Magnitsky.
- Moscow Slams European Parliament’s Magnitsky Vote RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2012 -- The European Parliament’s recommendation to impose travel restrictions on Russian officials is an attempt to influence Russia’s justice system.
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