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Stephanie Grisham speaks out live on “GMA” hours after President Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.
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  1. He's repeating his fake news, the poles show 70 percent of the people know Trump did nothing wrong. The public is not as stupid as he thinks…….

  2. he Nigerian security forces, led by the military, embarked on a chilling campaign of extrajudicial executions and violence resulting in the deaths of at least 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters in the south east of the country, according to aninvestigation by Amnesty International published today.
    Analysis of 87 videos, 122 photographs and 146 eye witness testimonies relating to demonstrations and other gatherings between August 2015 and August 2016 consistently shows that the military fired live ammunition with little or no warning to disperse crowds. It also finds evidence of mass extrajudicial executions by security forces, including at least 60 people shot dead in the space of two days in connection with events to mark Biafra Remembrance Day.
    “This deadly repression of pro-Biafra activists is further stoking tensions in the south east of Nigeria. This reckless and trigger-happy approach to crowd control has caused at least 150 deaths and we fear the actual total might be far higher,” said Makmid Kamara, Interim Director of Amnesty International Nigeria.
    “The Nigerian government’s decision to send in the military to respond to pro-Biafra events seems to be in large part to blame for this excessive bloodshed. The authorities must immediately launch an impartial investigation and bring the perpetrators to book.”

    This reckless and trigger-happy approach to crowd control has caused at least 150 deaths and we fear the actual total might be far higher 

    Makmid Kamara, Amnesty International Nigeria's Interim Director

    Since August 2015, there has been a series of protests, marches and gatherings by members and supporters of IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra) who have been seeking the creation of a Biafran state. Tensions increased further following the arrest of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu on 14 October 2015. He remains in detention.

    Extrajudicial executions

    By far the largest number of pro-Biafra activists were killed on Biafra Remembrance Day on 30 May 2016 when an estimated 1,000 IPOB members and supporters gathered for a rally in Onitsha, Anambra State. The night before the rally, the security forces raided homes and a church where IPOB members were sleeping.
    On Remembrance Day itself, the security forces shot people in several locations. Amnesty International has not been able to verify the exact number of extrajudicial executions, but estimates that at least 60 people were killed and 70 injured in these two days. The real number is likely to be higher.
    Ngozi (not her real name), a 28-year-old mother of one, told Amnesty International that her husband left in the morning to go to work but called her shortly afterwards to say that the military had shot him in his abdomen. He said he was in a military vehicle with six others, four of whom were already dead. She told Amnesty International: “he started whispering and said they just stopped [the vehicle]. He was scared they would kill the remaining three of them that were alive… He paused and told me they were coming closer. I heard gunshots and I did not hear a word from him after that.”

    He started whispering and said they just stopped [the vehicle]. He was scared they would kill the remaining three of them that were alive… He paused and told me they were coming closer. I heard gunshots and I did not hear a word from him after that

    "Ngozi", a 28-year-old mother of one whose husband was killed

    The next day Ngozi searched for her husband and finally found his body in a nearby mortuary. The mortuary attendants told her that the military had brought him and six others. She saw three gunshot wounds: one in his abdomen and two in his chest, which confirmed her fear that the military had executed him.
    Amnesty International has also reviewed videos of a peaceful gathering of IPOB members and supporters at Aba National High School on 9 February 2016. The Nigerian military surrounded the group and then fired live ammunition at them without any prior warning.
    According to eyewitnesses and local human rights activists, many of the protesters at Aba were rounded up and taken away by the military. On 13 February 13 corpses, including those of men known to have been taken by the military, were discovered in a pit near the Aba highway.   
    “It is chilling to see how these soldiers gunned down peaceful IPOB members. The video evidence shows that this was a military operation with intent to kill and injure,” said Makmid Kamara.

    Deadly repression

    Eyewitness testimony and video footage of the rallies, marches and meetings demonstrate that the Nigerian military deliberately used deadly force.
    In many of the incidents detailed in the report, including the Aba High School protest, the military applied tactics designed to kill and neutralize an enemy, rather than to ensure public order at a peaceful event.
    All IPOB gatherings documented by Amnesty International were largely peaceful. In those cases where there were pockets of violence, it was mostly in reaction to shooting by the security forces. Eyewitnesses told Amnesty International that some protesters threw stones, burned tyres and in one incident shot at the police. Regardless, these acts of violence and disorder did not justify the level of force used against the whole assembly.
    Amnesty International’s research also shows a disturbing pattern of hundreds of arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment by soldiers during and after IPOB events, including arrests of wounded victims in hospital, and torture and other ill-treatment of detainees.
    Vincent Ogbodo (not his real name), a 26-year-old trader, said he was shot on Remembrance Day in Nkpor and hid in a gutter. When soldiers found him they poured acid on him. He told Amnesty International:
    “I covered my face. I would have been blind by now. He poured acid on my hands. My hands and body started burning. The flesh was burning… They dragged me out of the gutter. They said I’ll die slowly.”

    I covered my face. I would have been blind by now. He poured acid on my hands. My hands and body started burning. The flesh was burning… They dragged me out of the gutter. They said I’ll die slowly 

    A 28-year-old man who had acid sprayed on him by a soldier

    A man who was detained in Onitsha Barracks after the Remembrance Day shooting on 30 May 2016 told Amnesty International: “Those in the guard room [detention] were flogged every morning. The soldiers tagged it ‘Morning Tea’.”

    No action by authorities to ensure accountability

    Despite this overwhelming evidence that the Nigerian security forces committed gross human rights violations including extrajudicial executions and torture, no investigations have been carried out by the authorities.
    A similar pattern of lack of accountability for gross violations by the military has been documented in other parts of Nigeria including the north east in the context of operations against Boko Haram.
    “Amnesty International has repeatedly called on the government of Nigeria to initiate independent investigations into evidence of crimes under international law, and President Buhari has repeatedly promised that Amnesty International’s reports would be looked into. However, no concrete steps have been taken,” said Makmid Kamara.
    In the very rare cases where an investigation is carried out, there is no follow up. As a result of the apparent lack of political will to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of such crimes, the military continues to commit human rights violations and grave crimes with impunity.
    In addition to investigations, the Nigerian government must ensure adequate reparations for the victims, including the families. They should end all use of military in policing demonstrations and ensure the police are adequately instructed, trained and equipped to deal with crowd-control situations in line with international law and standards. In particular, firearms must never be used as a tool for crowd control.

     

    Background

    The findings of this report involved an analysis of 87 videos and 122 photographs showing IPOB gatherings and members of security forces in the process of committing violations and victims of these violations. 193 interviews were conducted.
    On 30 September 2016, Amnesty International shared the key findings of this report with the Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Interior, Inspector General of Police and the Director-General of the state Security Services. Responses were received from the Attorney General and Inspector General of Police but neither answered the questions raised in the report.
    IPOB emerged in 2012 and campaigns for an Independent Biafran state. Almost fifty years ago, an attempt to establish Biafra state led to a civil war from 1967 to 1970.
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  3. George is a lefty hack. One of the Captains of Global propaganda ! Being in NY city he walks the steets safley .. but this is a big country !

  4. "Under attack", is to put it mildly…..
    President Trump was targeted by the entire Democratic party, let's be clear and fair about the agenda!

  5. You will pay fir your remarks karma how do you sell your soul to the devil. Shame on you for money. I hope your soul was worth that much money. Shame on you

  6. This woman still tries to have some dignity left and still cash in the salary. She at least behaving in a more normal way with slightly less lies and bullshit compared to others who do! There are no respectful men or women in at least 10 miles radius wherever Trump goes. ABC should have brought that old shameless, gold digging street whore Kellyanne ! That cock sucking whore is the ultimate gold digger, who behaves and fights and gets nasty all the time everytime and she has no limits to fight for her job and her salary even if she must act like a filthy psychopath!

  7. She is delusional. Nice try to defend Donald Trump, but there is sufficient evidence that the Ukraine was "cleared" from any corruption before the money was cleared to be released to assist with their ongoing war with Russia. Mulvaney has the records on this information and this is why 71% of Americans want to see more testimony from Mulvaney, Bolton, Duffey, and Blair. If Trump truly believes that he's innocent, then release the staff and release the documents.

  8. What resume is Trump worried about.
    It's not like he has worked a day in his life, nor is he ever going to work.
    He's a career crook.
    If Trump was worried about corruption, he should look in the mirror. Liar, he was using the tax payers money to corrupt the 2020 election.
    Cuz hes an ignorant moron to win on his own.
    The reason he won in 2016 is because putin elected.
    Tratior

  9. Why bother interviewing "another one" … it's a losing game for the TrumPutin team at this point… she probably got picked up at the corner where Trump finds all his "Best People" and she doesn't even know what she is talking about

  10. Patriotism requires more than blind loyalty to a dysfunctional, delusional, democracy-damaging president that is clearly in decline from dementia.

  11. Wow we don't get to see the hot press secretary every day but we can see Sarah Sanders every day… damn..smh…

    Life isn't fair… smh

  12. Why bother talking to her.Her job is to get coffee and suck Trump off,she has no political experience and doesn't even do her own job which is to hold press conferences.

  13. Seems like DEMOCRATs will do anything to HATE on Trump. This Democratic HATE FEST started BEFORE Trump was elected, it started with Senator Reid saying, "…Because he's the nominee for the Party, he's entitled to briefings from the CIA for example…I told, um, said publicly give him FAKE BRIEFINGS. Pretend you're briefing him, don't tell him anything that you don't want to get out…" NOTE that Reid quickly catches his slip and self edits! A real pro and snake! Here is a LINK to the CNN interview on July 28, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=49&v=5aPIIRQmvPM&feature=emb_title

  14. Stephanie got owned here by George. She couldn't refute what he corrected her on. Then, stephanie couldn't support the insult to john dingle and his family. She knows just like all the other Republicans that was a very low blow, insulting a dead man. A man who was and is admired by Democrats and Republicans.

  15. She's a spin artist and a lying piece of sh*t. Just go home. Your making up everything and, frankly, your costing the tax payers a lot of money for NOTHING.

  16. ABC News,JUST LIKE FAKE NEWS CNN,REPORTING WORTHLESS GARBAGE about Aid That the President Released!!! SO THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE AID WENT TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE and now ABC has more RIDICULOUS reporting about "How many minutes it took after the phone call",REALLY?? CAN THE MEDIA BE MORE CORRUPT?? ABC,WHAT ABOUT OBAMA'S 8 Years,WHAT THE HELL DID HIS CORRUPT ADMIN.GIVE THE UKRAINIANS,BLANKETS??????????????????? TRY REPORTING NEWS THAT IS TRUE AND RELEVANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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