Bush, aides convicted of Iraq war crimes in absentia by Malaysia
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has found former of the United States George W. Bush and seven prominent former colleagues guilty of war crimes. Though the tribunal has no authority to detain the convicted or enforce its verdict, it recommended payment of reparations to detainees from Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib who testified before the court, and recommended they take the matter to a suitable court for enforcement.
While largely symbolic, the tribunal plans to submit its findings to the United Nations Security Council. In addition to Bush, the court also found complicit his Vice President Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales, , , , and . Legal advisors for Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld were also convicted.and the
The court heard Iraqi engineer Abbas Abid testify about removal of his fingernails by pliers. Ali Shalal recalled being made to stand on a box whilst hooded, with wires attached to him, and whilst hanging from a wall. Mozzam Begg explained how he was beaten, and Jameelah Hameedi described being stripped, and being used as a human shield. Witnesses described lasting effects.
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