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A victim of King Leopold's agents: The campaign to reveal the truth behind Leopold's "secret society of murderers," led by diplomat Roger Casement, and a former shipping clerk ED Morel, became the first mass human rights movement.

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Sir Roger David Casement (1864-1916), the British traitor and Irish nationalist hero, was hanged by the British in mid-1916 for his part in working with Germany and Irish nationalists in planning the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916.

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Sir Roger Casement made important and influential investigations into atrocities in the Congo (1901) and in Peruvian rubber plantations (1910/11).

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The leaders of the rebellion that were executed. Pictured are (from left to right): P.H Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, William Pearse, Michael O' Hanrahan, John MacBride, Eamonnn Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, Sean MacDermott, James Connolly, Thomas Kent and Roger Casement. Source: Tim Pat Coogan, 1916: The Easter Rising (London, 2001), p. 72.

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