Cluster bombs killed Stan Storimans

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Human Rights Watch say the attack on Gori that killed at least eight civilians, including Dutch journalist Stan Storimans, and injured dozens involved the use of cluster bombs,

“Cluster bombs are indiscriminate killers that most nations have agreed to outlaw,” said Marc Garlasco, senior military analyst at Human Rights Watch. “Russia’s use of this weapon is not only deadly to civilians, but also an insult to international efforts to avoid a global humanitarian disaster of the kind caused by landmines.” link

As previously blogged, the Israeli journalist Zadok Yehezkeli was also seriously injured in the attack. HRW say that in addition an armored vehicle from the Reuters news agency was perforated with shrapnel from the attack.