Abu Ghraib abuses fuel campaign for International Criminal Court.
In a May 7 open letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, Amnesty International said that abuses allegedly committed by U.S. agents in the Abu Ghraib facility in Baghdad were war crimes, and the organization called on the administration to fully investigate them "to ensure that there is no impunity for anyone found responsible regardless of position or rank."
Amnesty International said that it has documented a pattern of abuse by U.S. agents against detainees, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, stretching back over the past two years. Those responsible for these crimes, it said, "should be brought to justice in accordance with the USA's obligations under international and US law. Investigations should cover the higher chain of command responsibility as well as direct perpetrators."
(For additional perspective about Abu Ghraib, see page 44.)
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|Title Annotation:||Insider Report|
|Publication:||The New American|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 31, 2004|
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