BRUSSELLS TRIBUNAL

Durante los interrogatorios, las presas han sido sometidas a tortura mediante descargas eléctricas, palizas y violaciones por parte de los investigadores. También han padecido violaciones por parte de la policía y de los guardias que las custodian durante el traslado a la cárcel de mujeres de Bagdad.

It is ironic indeed that the US is demanding that the practice of due-process-free indefinite detention be continued in Afghanistan and Iraq, two countries it invaded and then occupied while claiming it wanted to bring freedom and democracy there.

It was that “pinpoint accuracy”, “surgical strike” stuff again, there were “unavoidable tragic errors”, “mistakes”, “scrupulous efforts made to avoid” etc., blah. And as Britain’s Colonel Richard Kemp declared of the fourteen hundred dead of the Christmas and New year onslaught on Gaza in 2008-2009: “Mistakes are not war crimes.” (i)

“UNICEF calls on all stakeholders – in government, civil society, the private sector and the international community – to urgently invest in these children to respect their dignity and give them an equal chance to become healthy, productive young citizens of the new Iraq,”

Wars have disabled six million Iraqis

by Saadoun al-Jaberi on 19-11-2012

“People with disabilities caused by the three wars Iraq has suffered are estimated at more than 6 million,” according to Raad Abdulhusain who heads the rehabilitation of disabled people in the religious province of Najaf.

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