Tuesday, July 19, 2005

3 UK soldiers "to face war crimes trial"

News is just breaking that three british servicemen have been charged with "inhuman treatment of detainees in Iraq". The charges have been brought under the International Criminal Court Act of 2001

the trials will take place in the United Kindgdom and not at the usual international court at the Hague

no details as yet have been released regarding the alleged offences

for more information goto the BBC

update :

Defence Secretary John Reid said in a statement that allegations against British servicemen should be investigated but that the men were innocent until proven guilty.

He said: "Today the independent Army Prosecuting Authority has brought charges under British military law that will be heard in a British court-martial."

"Anyone accused is innocent until proved guilty and it is for the courts martial to consider the evidence in any case and reach a verdict.

"Inhuman treatment of a person protected by the Geneva Conventions has been an offence under English law since 1957."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are many british soldiers with dirty pictures and mind-screwed memories of their actions in Iraq. Anyone who participated with America in this evil war is a criminal and should be snuffed out. Only suckers disagree...

July 20, 2005 8:52 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

maybe so but there are also many that dont .

Being a tax payer which i am sure you are i assume you include yourself as one of those "criminals"

i dont think it is fair to blame the "soldiers" for following the instructions of their political masters

but if your looking for those to blame then maybe pointing a finger at the neocon thinktank "the project for a new american century" would be more appropriate

July 20, 2005 9:08 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

also "snuffing" out people is what got us here in the first place

you actually want your voice to be heard ? you dont get there by snuffing out every person you can attach to the war in anyway ..

what is your aim ? world destruction ?

how about world peace ?

July 20, 2005 9:13 pm  

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