Prior to Dutch mission to Uruzgan, part of the ISAF campaign in Afghanistan, the fate of detainees was a political issue. International bodies and MPs were well aware of the risk of transferring detainees to a possible situation of torture - and the respective responsibility given the non-refoulement principle of international law. The minister of Foreign Affairs of the time - Ben Bot - promised a monitoring system to protect detainees from potential ill treatment. They would visit within a week after transfer and every 3 months after. But our investigations shows that didn’t happen. And detainees were tortured despite the promises of monitoring.
Belgian arms and technology play a far greater role in the Yemen war than previously recognised. According to the findings of the investigative research project #BelgianArms, Saudi Arabia is using Belgian weapons and technology in Yemen for ground and air operations.
Dramatic footage filmed by protesters in Sudan shows masked security agents chasing down protesters, beating them and dragging them away to secret detention centres. Who are these hit squads? Where are these detention centres? And what happens inside their walls?
Rumi fled violence in Afghanistan at a young age and travelled to Konya, in what is now Turkey. Both countries are currently mostly in the news for political tensions and war. But The Rumi Remedy did not set out to find war stories. This project documents how young people actually live with the poet, whether they struggle with fear, love or loss.