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Published:March 24th, 2014 10:48 EST
Kidnapping International Press Within Crimea by Russian Forces is a Violation of International Laws

Kidnapping International Press Within Crimea by Russian Forces is a Violation of International Laws

By Harvey Carroll, Jr.


Illegal detainment`s, especially those without any legal counsel of any form, or being brought before a viable Judge is just unimaginable in the 21st Century...  International Press trying to provide a fair and honest view to the World of what is going on in Crimea, Ukraine is not the same as clear cases of Terrorism as described under detention Rules within the "N.D.A.A." National Defense Authorization Act, and cooperative agreements established around the World to combat clear cases of Terrorism.

As an honest steward of International Law, and a person that strongly believes in the Rule of Law and Civil Society, and a law abiding citizen I am shocked to hear of Press Kidnappings...  It is truly appalling.  The people of the World and especially those of Crimea deserve the right to have a clear perspective from International News Agencies to allow those Citizens to make fair and honest judgments that affect their economic and political future stability...  

The Kidnappings only add insult to injury both physical and defamation of character of the Press.   The Press were beaten, shot and even killed reporting the Time Line of Events that led to Yanukovych turning into a Mass Murder and his own Party of Regions turning against him and voting for Impeachment and the establishment of new Courts/Prosecuting General to file Abuse of Power and Mass Murder Charges.  That same International Press were falsely accused of shaping a Time Line by Putin whom is trying to rewrite the real story of Miadon...  If fear and intimidation of mass troops and Phantom Force in Crimea is not enough to coerce this rewrite of Miadon, then Kidnapping and silencing the International Press appears to be the newest tactic.  The same tactic that other failed Leaders like Gadhafi, and alAssad of Syria and of course Yanukovvich used... The brave International Press continue to embrace fear, confront mass Russian troop and misguided Russian Mobs for they are true believers in the Freedom of Speech and the Power of the Press to protect Humanity from Tyranny and Oppression... 

I strongly stand by the International Press and condemn the open and flagrant violations of a free and open international press, a press that is made of Reporters without Borders ...  They are Hero`s and deserve our support to shed light on these attempts to hide from the World the truth...

The United Nations should stand up for the rights of the Kidnapped Victim`s from within Crimea, Ukraine, and the black-out of valued press that allows Policy Makers to be sound and constructive voices of reason to deescalate Russian occupation of Crimea, their intimidation of the Political Process that is keeping people away from Free and Fair Elections.   Armed Russian Troops at Polling Places is not an Election; it is a clear takeover of sovereign territory of Ukraine.  Russia knows this and so does the World and the World Leadership at the United Nations should not consider a forced vote upon Crimea, Ukraine that will devastate the economy that is about 85% dependent upon the 25 Million Miadon supporters for Tourism, Trade and Commerce to be little more than a false Beggar Ballot " on March the 16th, 2014 and consider that vote to be non-valid... 

The Beggar Ballot will be non-valid as it is a clear coercion and based upon false Pro-Putin accounts of his Delusional attempts to rewrite  Miadon...  Those false accounts are outrageous.   Sadly, Mr. Putin has stooped to a new low with his immoral, inhumane, political rewriting of Miadon, that has used every false means to prejudice the Miadon movement to include comparing it to Hitler`s NAZI movement, and billboards in Crimea reflect Putin insane statements...  This like of thinking is waging an economic war against the Crimean economy and will vastly undermine the poor within the Crimean society; thereby, affecting all sectors of the Crimean economy, which will cause drops in Agribusiness, Industrial and the Service Industry that the majority of Crimea is dependent upon... 

International Law`s against violence, kidnapping and freedom of speech/Press need to be respected.  The World needs a clear and non-bias view as does Crimea.  I greatly respect and appreciate the dedicated work of honest and caring Press and those that are trying to help these honest voices of reason within Crimea...  Crimea, Ukraine along with our families, and nations around the World a like need the truth, and the justice that comes with that truth... 

The Press and Diplomacy should be the front and only lines in this...  There should be no need for Soldiers to take oath`s and sworn allegiances to go into battle for truth, to honor their duty to the Ukrainian and/or for United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights...  We can avoid such fights with a Free, Fair and Open Press sharing the truth with Crimea, Ukraine and the United Nations... 

It has been almost 3 years now and a fundamental truth has come to my attention and stands strong in my heart. 

The Nations and the Citizens of the World deserve a free and fair press and should protect those rights from Russian Kidnappings within Crimea, Ukraine... 

Thank you International Press for your Service and Great Sacrifice, and Thank you Nations of the World for showing support for these Hero`s trying to bring voices of reason to Crimea, Ukraine and the World... 

Sincerely, and God Bless...

Harvey Carroll, Jr.