Tuesday, November 15, 2016

US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC

US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the "cruel or violent" interrogation of detainees, mostly between 2003-2004, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday.

Unveiling the results of a lengthy initial probe into atrocities committed in Afghanistan, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the Taliban militia, Afghan government forces and US troops as well as the CIA all appeared to have carried out war crimes.

But for the first time she highlighted allegations of "war crimes of torture and related ill-treatment, by US military forces deployed to Afghanistan and in secret detention facilities operated by the Central Intelligence Agency."
  [france24.com/AFP]
 15/11/16

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