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Rumsfeld faces fresh war crime charges

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Donald Rumsfeld the then Secretary of Defense of United States of America was forced to resign after faces the charges of assaults on Iraqi prisoners. Facing the farce Mr. Rumsfeld quit on 6th November 2006.

After years of the charges and the proceedings fresh charges were levied on Mr. Rumsfeld by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR). CCR lodged the complain with the help of German federal prosecutor urging investigations of Mr. Rumsfeld, who resigned in early November over the alleged abuses in Iraq and at Guantánamo Bay.

International criminal court was created in 2002 and a law was enacted which stated that the federal prosecutor can investigate and prosecute war crimes without any certainty of where they are committed or of the nation they belong to. Center for Constituti onal said that Mr. Rumsfeld's resignation meant that he could no longer answer to the immunity of sovereign officials enjoyed from international prosecutor of war crimes.

The case is presented on part of twelve alleged tortured victims among them eleven were Iraqis who held at Abu Ghraib and Mohamad al-Qahtani, a Saudi who is held at Guantánamo whom the America has identified as a participant in the September 11 attacks.

The CCR said that the Mohamad had been subjected to over fifties days of extreme sleep deprivation, twenty hours of forced questioning, forced nudity, sexual and humiliating via religion and physical force also, including being made to adopt stress positions for long periods.

According to CCR they cannot bring the case within the International Criminal Court as the United States was never a member. They added that neither the case could be pursued through the United Nations, as America has the power of veto.

They also said that according to the military commission’s act of 2006, signed by President George Bush the act provided immunity to the American officials and military personnel from prosecution in international crimes. The Pentagon and the German federal prosecutor's office declined to comment, saying they had not yet received the suit.

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Tags: usa, 2006, war

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 23 April '10

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