In August 2015, Islamic State militants dragged an octogenarian, bespectacled man into a public square in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and beheaded him. The crimes for which Khaled al-Asaad paid with his life were listed on a placard that the group bound to his bloodied body, which they hung by the wrists [...]
Culture Crime Watchers Worldwide Embraces Refugees. Migrants and refugees can play an important role in salvaging the heritage of the countries they have been forced to leave. The refugee’s instant concerns are material – food, shelter, clothing. But the loss of home and identity is a great source of suffering in the longer term – [...]
Walk of Truth hosted a round table on“Art trafficking and restitution — Lessons learned from Cyprus and Afghanistan” at the Peace Palace on 16 September 2013. The event featured presentations on the protection of cultural heritage, focusing on art trafficking and looting in Cyprus and Afghanistan.