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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-04 06:58 PM
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35. The Grand Cover Up
Edited on Sun Jul-18-04 07:01 PM by Disturbed
The Bush Admin., Pentagon, Justice Dept. and Congress are covering up the Prison Torture System wide policy. The lid has been screwed on tightly of the muck. The people who have seen the photos and videos that the Pentagon has have all agreed that the public should not see anymore. The American public has the impression that the situation was "abuse", "sexual humiliation" and just a " few bad apples" and that the guilty are being punished and it has been corrected.

War crimes?


What is a war crime?
By Tarik Kafala
BBC News Online


Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention defines war crimes as: "Willful killing, torture or inhuman treatment, including... willfully causing great suffering or serious injury to body or health, unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement of a protected person, compelling a protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile power, or willfully depriving a protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial, ...taking of hostages and extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly."


This, international lawyers say, is the basic definition of war crimes.

The statutes of The Hague tribunal say the court has the right to try suspects alleged to have violated the laws or customs of war in the former Yugoslavia since 1992. Examples of such violations are given in article 3:

* Wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity
* Attack, or bombardment, by whatever means, of undefended towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings
* Seizure of, destruction or willful damage done to institutions dedicated to religion, charity and education, the arts and sciences, historic monuments and works of art and science
* Plunder of public or private property.

The tribunal defines crime against humanity as crimes committed in armed conflict but directed against a civilian population. Again a list of examples is given in article 5:

* Murder
* Extermination
* Enslavement
* Deportation
* Imprisonment
* Torture
* Rape
* Persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1420133.stm


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