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Corrupting Science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings
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Corrupting Science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings
November 24, 2021

Early in the OPCW’s Douma investigation, expert toxicologists ruled out chlorine gas as the victims’ cause of death. Leaks expose how senior OPCW officials censored this explosive finding — and then targeted the inspector who raised the alarm.

BBC Admits Syria Chemical Attack Documentary Had ‘Serious Flaws’
September 7, 2021

The BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit (ECU) has admitted there were “serious flaws” in a Radio 4 documentary by journalist Chloe Hadjimatheou on the alleged 2018 chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.

BBC Admits Syria Chemical Attack Documentary Had ‘Serious Flaws’
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How a Network of UK Intel-Linked Operatives Helped Sell Every Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
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How a Network of UK Intel-Linked Operatives Helped Sell Every Alleged Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack
August 7, 2021

While Western media covers up their credibility issues, these pseudo-experts and spooks have helped drive the dirty war on Syria. 

Pressed for Answers on Syria Cover-Up, OPCW Chief Offers New Lies and Excuses
July 3, 2021

Facing growing outcry, OPCW Director General Fernando Arias went before the UN and told new falsehoods about his organization’s Syria cover-up scandal — along with more disingenuous excuses to avoid addressing it.

Pressed for Answers on Syria Cover-Up, OPCW Chief Offers New Lies and Excuses
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Challenged on Syria Cover-Up, OPCW Chief Lies and U.S.-UK-France Evade
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Challenged on Syria Cover-Up, OPCW Chief Lies and U.S.-UK-France Evade
April 25, 2021

Facing new outcry over the Syria cover-up scandal, OPCW chief Fernando Arias has been caught lying, while the US-UK-France are desperately trying to change the subject. Aaron Maté recaps recent meetings at the EU and UN, where the growing Douma controversy was center stage.

5 Former OPCW Officials Join Prominent Voices to Call Out Syria Cover-Up
March 17, 2021

Prominent signatories and five former OPCW officials are calling on the chemical watchdog to address the cover-up of its chemical weapons investigation in the Syrian city of Douma, and to hear out the dissenting scientists whose findings were censored.

5 Former OPCW Officials Join Prominent Voices to Call Out Syria Cover-Up
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OPCW Chief Dodges Questions on Syria Cover-Up After New Leaks, Attacks on Whistleblowers
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OPCW Chief Dodges Questions on Syria Cover-Up After New Leaks, Attacks on Whistleblowers
January 4, 2021

Russia’s UN ambassador asked Arias about several damning leaks, some revealed by The Grayzone, as well as ongoing deceptive attacks on the veteran scientists who challenged the censorship of their investigation. Arias refused to answer in public session, and gave vague, non-substantive answers in private.

OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal
December 10, 2020

Documents obtained by The Grayzone show that OPCW executives privately criticized the manipulation of a Syria chemical weapons probe, and supported a dissenting veteran inspector. One official, however, feared helping the “Russian narrative.” These private admissions further expose the public whitewash of the Douma cover-up, and undermine the ongoing attacks on the whistleblowers who challenged it.

OPCW executives praised whistleblower and criticized Syria cover-up, leaks reveal
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