Systematic targeting.. A complaint to the "International Criminal" accusing Israel of war crimes against journalists

The International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and the International Center for Justice for Palestinians (ICIP) filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Israel of committing “war crimes” against journalists in the Palestinian territories.

The International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the International Center for Justice for Palestinians (ICIP) announced on Wednesday that they had submitted a complaint to the International Criminal Court accusing Israel of committing "war crimes" against journalists in the Palestinian territories.

In a joint statement on its website, the International Federation said that legal submissions had been submitted to the International Criminal Court.

He explained that it "accuses Israel of systematically targeting journalists working in Palestine, and of failing to properly investigate the killing of media workers, which amounts to war crimes."


Systematic targeting.. A complaint to the "International Criminal" accusing Israel of war crimes against journalists The International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and the International Center for Justice for Palestinians (ICIP) filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Israel of committing “war crimes” against journalists in the Palestinian territories.  The International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the International Center for Justice for Palestinians (ICIP) announced on Wednesday that they had submitted a complaint to the International Criminal Court accusing Israel of committing "war crimes" against journalists in the Palestinian territories.  In a joint statement on its website, the International Federation said that legal submissions had been submitted to the International Criminal Court.  He explained that it "accuses Israel of systematically targeting journalists working in Palestine, and of failing to properly investigate the killing of media workers, which amounts to war crimes."  He stated that the three organizations, in cooperation with prominent human rights lawyers, submitted the official complaint at the beginning of this April to the court (which is based in The Hague, the Netherlands).  He added that the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Court in the Palestinian Territories acknowledged receiving the complaint officially on April 25.  According to the statement, the complaint "accusing the Israeli security forces of committing war crimes against journalists" will be considered by the Office of the Prosecutor, and this may lead to an official investigation and trial.  The complaint details the "systematic" targeting of Palestinian journalists on behalf of four victims, Ahmed Abu Hussein, Yasser Murtaja, Moaz Amarneh and Nidal Shtayyeh, who were killed or maimed by Israeli snipers, "and they were all wearing clearly marked press jackets at the time they were shot." According to the statement.  The complaint details the targeting of the media and the bombing of the Al-Shorouk and Al-Jawhara towers in Gaza City in May 2021, where a number of media outlets are based.  According to the International Federation of Journalists, at least 46 journalists have been killed since 2000 and no one has been held accountable.  Member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Musa Al-Shaer, said that "the preparation of the complaint file is the result of an effort that lasted for more than a year, in cooperation with Palestinian human rights organizations, including Al-Mizan and the Independent Commission for Human Rights, with the aim of "legally adapting the case."  He added that lawyers from the legal unit of the International Federation and others cooperating with the union will follow up the case "at the expense of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate."  Al-Shaer reported that about 870 Israeli violations against journalists were recorded in 2021, and dozens of complaints were recorded during 2022, including the shooting of journalists.


He stated that the three organizations, in cooperation with prominent human rights lawyers, submitted the official complaint at the beginning of this April to the court (which is based in The Hague, the Netherlands).

He added that the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Court in the Palestinian Territories acknowledged receiving the complaint officially on April 25.

According to the statement, the complaint "accusing the Israeli security forces of committing war crimes against journalists" will be considered by the Office of the Prosecutor, and this may lead to an official investigation and trial.

The complaint details the "systematic" targeting of Palestinian journalists on behalf of four victims, Ahmed Abu Hussein, Yasser Murtaja, Moaz Amarneh and Nidal Shtayyeh, who were killed or maimed by Israeli snipers, "and they were all wearing clearly marked press jackets at the time they were shot." According to the statement.

The complaint details the targeting of the media and the bombing of the Al-Shorouk and Al-Jawhara towers in Gaza City in May 2021, where a number of media outlets are based.

According to the International Federation of Journalists, at least 46 journalists have been killed since 2000 and no one has been held accountable.

Member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Musa Al-Shaer, said that "the preparation of the complaint file is the result of an effort that lasted for more than a year, in cooperation with Palestinian human rights organizations, including Al-Mizan and the Independent Commission for Human Rights, with the aim of "legally adapting the case."

He added that lawyers from the legal unit of the International Federation and others cooperating with the union will follow up the case "at the expense of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate."

Al-Shaer reported that about 870 Israeli violations against journalists were recorded in 2021, and dozens of complaints were recorded during 2022, including the shooting of journalists.

The U.S. issues a special 301 report, and China is on the "priority watch list" again

On April 27 , the Office of the United States Trade Representative ( USTR ) released this year's Special 301 Report ( Special 301 Report ), and China was once again included in the " Priority Watch List " . In addition, some media disclosed that China's "HONOR" smartphone was dismantled and found that fourParts come from the United States.

China accused of infringing intellectual property rights and stealing trade secrets has been listed on the US 301 infringement watch list for 25 consecutive years

The United States released the "2018 Special 301 Report" and China was again included in the key watch list of intellectual property rights

Financial Encyclopedia: Section 301
In its special 301 report for 2022 released on Wednesday , the USTR named seven countries including China, India, Russia, Indonesia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.The country is included in the "Priority Watch List" ( Priority Watch List ), with special attention to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the above-mentioned countries.

Report names rampant piracy in China 
The report mentioned that although the United States welcomes China's recent revisions to patent law, copyright law and criminal law and other related measures to protect intellectual property rights, it is still concerned about China's law enforcement effectiveness, lack of transparency and judicial independence, and China's trade secret theft. , malicious trademark registration, counterfeit and counterfeit goods, Internet piracy and other issues. The report emphasizes that China needs to complete the comprehensive and fundamental changes needed to improve intellectual property rights.

The Biden administration will continue to pay close attention to China's efforts to strengthen protection of foreign copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights in its implementation of the Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal, a senior U.S. Trade Representative official said in a phone briefing with news media on Wednesday. progress on related commitments. The USTR calls on China to provide a level playing field for intellectual property protection and enforcement, refrain from requiring or pressure technology transfer, and open up the Chinese market.

In addition, the report also pointed out that China is still the world's main source of counterfeit and pirated goods, especially the e-commerce market provides many counterfeit goods. In addition to naming China and Hong Kong as the largest exporters of counterfeit food and cosmetics, the report also cited counterfeit medicines from China and counterfeit medical supplies that have increased in response to the new crown epidemic.

The "Special 301 Report" is an annual report issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative on the protection of intellectual property rights in countries around the world, and an annual review of the state of global intellectual property protection and enforcement. The Office of the United States Trade Representative places countries on its "Watch List" that it determines are not adequately or effectively protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, or denying market access to U.S. innovation industries. In addition to the seven countries mentioned above, which are included in the "Priority Watch List", Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam have a total of 20 countries.China was also included in the "watch list" this year; Ukraine was suspended this year due to the Russian military war.

US Trade Representative Dai Qi said in a statement that intellectual property protection is more than 6,000Key to the employment of 10,000 Americans, " we need strong protections and enforcement abroad to protect these individuals and their livelihoods and ensure they can compete fairly in the global marketplace. "

China cannot produce high-performance mobile phones by itself
On the other hand, Nihon Keizai Shimbun recently cooperated with an investigation company in Tokyo to disassemble the 5G mobile phone " X30 " of "Honor" ( Honor Device Co. Parts made by the company account for 40% of the cost of manufacturing a product .

According to reports, the total cost of "Honor" X30 mobile phone parts is $ 217 , of which 39% are from US companies, mainly Qualcomm and Micron . Compared with the "30S" launched by Huawei in the spring of 2020 , the share of parts from the United States in the X30 mobile phone has increased by 29% . Among them , core parts such as main control semiconductors and 5G communication semiconductors have changed from made in China to made in the United States. Nikkei believes that the possible reason why core components such as 5G semiconductors in the "Honor" mobile phone have become American-made is that despite China's aggressive promotion of semiconductor manufacturing processes in recent years, China still does not have the ability to produce high-performance mobile phones by itself.

"Honor" used to be Huawei's low-cost smartphone brand. "Honor" was spun off in November 2020 as Huawei was sanctioned by the U.S. and unable to procure semiconductors and electronic components . "Honor" mainly ships to China. Since it has been spun off from Huawei into a different company, "Honor" is outside the scope of many sanctions.

In August 2021 , fourteen members, including Republican Congressman Michael McCaul , Vice Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs CommitteeA Republican member of the House of Representatives has jointly sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo , asking the End User Review Committee (ERC) to add "Glory" to the Commerce Department's Entity List.

Fourteen lawmakers wrote in an open letter that if the "honor" spun off from Huawei is not added to the entity list, U.S. technology and software could flow to the company that should be restricted. The open letter states that "Glory" was sold to a Chinese state-led consortium in which the Shenzhen government owns a majority stake. "The sale of glory was not the result of market operations, but was orchestrated by the Chinese Communist Party. "

As of press time, the U.S. Department of Commerce had not responded to our request for comment.
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