May 28, 2005

Amnesty International Wants U.S. Officials Arrested and Investigated

Amnesty International Wants U.S. Officials Arrested and Investigated

By Bob Dart

05/26/05 'Cox News' - - WASHINGTON - Amnesty International USA urged foreign governments Wednesday to use international law to investigate Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and other alleged American 'architects of torture' at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and other prisons where detainees suspected of ties to terrorist groups have been interrogated.

If those investigations support prosecution, the governments should arrest any official who enters their territory and begin legal proceedings against them,' said William Shulz, executive director of the U.S. branch of the international human rights agency.

"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience√É‚…therefore [individual citizens] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring." -Nurembergg War Crime Tribunal, 1950

What this means is that Americans, as well as the united people of the world, have the legal right to use force against those who are committing war crimes in order to bring them to trial for their crimes. Torture is only one of the crimes committed by the Bush administration. that fall under this heading. Arrest them!

Mycos, 2005

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