From OPCW chief must ‘find the courage to address’ Douma coverup allegations, says group including 5 senior ex-officials of watchdog (12/3/2021) | RT The scandal surrounding alleged manipulation of scientific data in the chemical weapons watchdog the OPCW, ignored by both the organization and the mainstream media, is only getting worse with time, a pro-whistleblower group said. A new statement from whistleblower-supporting organization the Courage Foundation complains that the leadership of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has failed to properly address accusations of a coverup involving the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018. Instead it tried to “side-step the issue” entirely by targeting directly and apparently indirectly the whistleblowers who brought their concerns about the integrity of the OPCW’s investigation of the incident into public view. The statement was signed by almost 30 public figures, including author Noam Chomsky, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, journalist and filmmaker John Pilger, and musician and activist Roger Waters. The list also includes multiple scientists, including four former OPCW inspectors, as well as the organization’s founding director, Jose Bustani. For more, go to OPCW chief must ‘find the courage to address’ Douma coverup allegations, says group including 5 senior ex-officials of watchdog (12/3/2021) | RT. #comment" id="comment"Candobetter comment: This is one example where whistleblowers have tried to reveal coverups through means other than through Wikileaks. In this case the management of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) produced a report which supposedly showed that the Syrian Government of President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people. Those OPCW inspectors who had had inspected the sites where the chemical weapons attacks supposedly took place, reported to their management that they had not found any evidence of any chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government, They therefore knew that the report publicly released by the OPCW must have been fabricated at the behest of the OPCW management, so they blew the whistle. Like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning , they have suffered persecution by the OPCW management for their courageous honesty.