Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Facebook Used to Track Criminals

Facebook is becoming more useful lately even to the extent of it being used to track down criminals. Not just common criminals but war crimes criminals.

A group of forty organisations formed Wanted For War Crimes who has used Facebook and Google Earth to hunt two war crimes criminals in Sudan. They are Sudan's Humanitarian Affairs Minister Ahmed Haroun (they put him to be in charge of the right department or they named the department correctly) and Janjaweed leader Ali Muhammad Ali Abd al-Rahman. The Facebook account created is called War Crimes Wanted List.

Althought these two individuals have been charged and indicted by the International Criminal Court, the Sudanese government has rejected the charges by the ICC on these two individuals linking them to the heinous war crimes in Darfur where 200,000 have been killed and millions displaced from homes.

See how powerful is the internet nowadays.
Tags: Facebook, Africa, Sudan, War Crimes, International Criminal Court, ICC, Darfur, War Crimes, Janjaweed, Wanted For War Crimes, War Crimes Wanted List, Ahmed Haroun, Ali Muhammad Ali Abd al-Rahman

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4 Comments:

Blogger - k o R i - said...

powerful and scary x.x

30 April, 2008 14:17  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

powerful - cld lead to abuse

scary - blackmailing like the case of edison chen where an unknown person posted all of edison's pictures up in the net and then demand money

03 May, 2008 03:12  
Blogger Naomi said...

The internet is very powerful nowadays. It's frightening sometimes. But if it can help in the fight against crime, especially bringing war criminals to justice, that can only be a good thing.

04 May, 2008 00:05  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

this is the good part of internet.

somehow there are people who have too much of a time to inflict worldwide damages with their viruses.

04 May, 2008 00:28  

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