UN official calls for prosecution after CIA revelations

.itv.com: A United Nations human rights expert has called for the prosecution of US officials who ordered acts of torture against detainees.

Ben Emmerson, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said that senior Bush administration officials who planned and authorised crimes must be prosecuted, as well as CIA and other US government officials who committed torture such as waterboarding and ‘rectal feeding.’

As a matter of international law, the US is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice.

The US Attorney General is under a legal duty to bring criminal charges against those responsible.

– BEN EMMERSON, UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT

2 replies

  1. Dream on. The International Criminal Court is only for African War Lords and others who have lost their wars. Winners and Actors from the so-called ‘Free World’ are not meant to be charged…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.