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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:51 PM
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Detainee law may not provide total immunity for CIA interrogators
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International legal experts said the measure is meaningless overseas, where international courts theoretically could still prosecute alleged violations of anti-torture treaties.

The same experts concede such prosecutions are highly unlikely - but not because there's no evidence of wrongdoing. Instead, they predict American economic, military and political power will deter any country from allowing the cases to proceed.

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Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents hundreds of detainees, said his group is preparing to file new war crimes charges in November in Germany against more than a dozen senior U.S. officials, probably including attorneys who shaped the policy. Two years ago, the group filed similar charges against Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and 10 others - charges that were dismissed after Rumsfeld hedged on whether he would attend a conference in Germany.

Legal experts say charges also could be filed in a recently created International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, which has jurisdiction over war crimes. European authorities are under pressure to respond to allegations that they breached human rights laws by cooperating with illegal CIA kidnappings and detentions of their own citizens. Italy has issued arrest warrants for 22 CIA agents.

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15642236.htm
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:56 PM
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1. Yep


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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 06:19 PM
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2. good.
fuck 'em.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 06:25 PM
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3. Hey hey
I'm not an expert, but I posted that on this forum and the other one I belong to yesterday. If it is proved that any of the CIA or bush or cheney would be responsible for torture, an overseas country could bring them to trial in the Hague....And some of those countries will send their secret forces to pick them up. If I was bush and the CIA who torture...I would be scared to death and constantly looking over my shoulder if they rule against them. The country could just wait til bush and cheney are out of office.
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