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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:36 PM

Swiss step up hunt for war criminals

Source: nternational Service of the Swiss Broadcasting Cor

... They are homing in on two figures in particular: Khaled Nezzar, the former Algerian defence minister suspected of alleged civil war offences, and ex-Guatamalan police chief Erwin Sperisen, accused of human rights abuses. ...

Sperisen, the former head of Guatemala’s police force from 2004 to 2007, and a Swiss-Guatemalan dual national, was arrested on August 31 in Geneva, where he had been living with his family since 2007, on suspicion of involvement in extra-judicial killings and other human rights abuses in the Central American country.

The ex-police chief, who vehemently denies the accusations, spent Christmas in Geneva’s Champ-Dollon prison, where he is being held in custody until February 26 amid on-going investigations.

A warrant for his arrest was issued in Guatemala in August 2010, along with that of 18 other former officials, including the former interior minister, Carlos Vielmann, who fled to Spain, and deputy director of police investigations Javier Figueroa, who was granted refugee status in Austria.

“Eventually there might be three trials running at the same time in three different countries and possibly others in Guatemala,” said Grant. ...

Read more: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Swiss_step_up_hunt_for_war_criminals.html?cid=34562748



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Nambe Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
newfie11 Dec 2012 #2
Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #3
Flashmann Dec 2012 #4
dembotoz Dec 2012 #6
AAO Dec 2012 #7
RickFromMN Dec 2012 #8
lunatica Dec 2012 #9
Resonance_Chamber Dec 2012 #10
Scuba Dec 2012 #13
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #14
idwiyo Dec 2012 #5
jerseyjack Dec 2012 #11
madokie Dec 2012 #12

Response to Nambe (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:38 PM

1. Yo - we have five in the U.S.

 

George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
Donald Rumsfield
Condoleeza Rice
Karl Rove


Arrest them on the spot, thank you.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:39 PM

2. I wish someone would nt

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:40 PM

3. Correct

They all belong in a prison cell and should be collected immediately for prosecution.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:42 PM

4. Those five

Should have swung right along side of Saddam......

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:59 PM

6. don't think they would be all that hard to find

we could help them if they would ask

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:46 PM

7. You need to add that slimeball Paul Wolfowitz

 

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:10 PM

8. What about that lawyer who gave them the opinion water-boarding wasn't torture?

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

9. John Yoo

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:35 PM

10. Obama used the State Department to block Spain from going after Bush

 

He should be on the list for aiding and abiting at a minimun.

Don't forget Henry K too.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:54 AM

13. Don't forget Gonzalez and Yoo.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:36 AM

14. One of them just died and a really big one is reported to be dying.

Norman Schwarzkopf (general)

George H.W. Bush (architect and/or sponsor of numerous crimes against humanity, including in Guatemala and the rest of Central America)

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Response to Nambe (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:52 PM

5. We have at least one here in UK - Tony Blair. Can someone arrest him too, please?

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Response to Nambe (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:57 PM

11. And don't forget "...the dumbest fuck on the face of the Earth."

 

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Response to Nambe (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:21 PM

12. Hey look over here we've got some war criminals too

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