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Communist Terrorist Defenders Sue Admin

From the joyous terrorist lovers at Reuters:

Rights groups file war crimes suit against Rumsfeld

By Louis Charbonneau

BERLIN (Reuters) – Civil rights groups filed a suit with German prosecutors on Tuesday seeking war crimes charges against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons.

Lawyers for the groups said they did not expect that Rumsfeld, who resigned after Democrats wrested power from the Republicans in last week’s midterm elections, partly due to dismay over the Iraq war, will be locked up in a German jail.

"I don’t expect he’ll go to jail. I think he should go to jail," Peter Weiss of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) told a public presentation of the suit.

"As far as I’m concerned — and my colleagues agree — I would be satisfied if he spent the rest of his life in shame."

The New York-based CCR is one of several groups which filed over 300 of pages of documents with the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Karlsruhe, which confirmed receipt of the complaint.

In addition to Rumsfeld, who ran the U.S. defense department for nearly six years, the suit also names U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, former CIA director George Tenet and high-ranking military officers.

Peter Bernard of the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) said he saw little chance of bringing war crimes charges against Rumsfeld in the United States and had turned to Germany, which can prosecute foreign violations of international law under its 2002 universal jurisdiction law.

The complaint is on behalf of 11 Iraqi citizens who were held at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and one detainee at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay base on Cuba. The CCR says they were victims of beatings, sleep and food deprivation, hooding and sexual abuse.

Joining the CCR in the suit is the FIDH, the Republican Attorneys Association and other groups and attorneys…

In 2004, the CCR asked German prosecutors to file a criminal case against Rumsfeld about the Abu Ghraib scandal. The complaint almost forced Rumsfeld to cancel his participation in a conference in Munich before prosecutors dropped the case.

Now the CCR is trying again, arguing that Rumsfeld’s resignation means he can no longer claim immunity. It also says it has new evidence.

Why aren’t these people in jail for sedition and treason? Aren’t we at war?

And at the very least shouldn’t the taxpayers of the US be relieved of supporting the CCR, which is a clear enemy of our country?

How can the CCR pretend to be a non-political 501c3 "charity"?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 14th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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