Home > News > Nation
Saturday May 12, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday May 26, 2013 MYT 11:22:48 AM
by qishin tariq
KUALA LUMPUR: The War Crimes Tribunal has convicted former US President George W. Bush and seven of his associates as war criminals for torture and inhumane treatment of war crime victims at US military facilities.
However, being a tribunal of conscience, the five-member panel chaired by tribunal president judge Lamin Mohd Yunus had no power to enforce or impose custodial sentence on the convicted eight.
“We find the witnesses, who were victims placed in detention illegally by the convicted persons and their government, are entitled to payment of reparations,” said Lamin at a public hearing held in an open court at the Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War yesterday.
He added that the tribunal’s award of reparations would be submitted to the War Crimes Commission and recommended the victims to find a judiciary entity that could enforce the verdict.
The tribunal would also submit the finding and records of the proceedings to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the United Nations’ Security Council.
On Thursday, head of the prosecution Prof Gurdial Singh Nijar said Bush had issued an executive order to commit war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Five former Iraqi detainees, who were tortured while being detained in various prisons, including Guantanamo Bay, were called to give their testimonies before the Tribunal during the trial which started on May 7.
Tags / Keywords:
M’sian doctor found guilty of sexual assaults in Australia
Businessman found guilty of attempting to murder friend
MIC: Malaysia should support call for probe on Sri Lanka war crimes
18-year-old found guilty of murdering 13-year-old schoolmate
MH17: Downing of flight a possible war crime, says UN
Grand prize comes just in time
Seven held over illegal ciggies
We should focus on our shared values and commonalities instead of our differences
Teacher acquitted of rape
Crackdown on illegals to resume
Deadly weed outbreak
Regional celebrities in an amazing Asean race through Malaysia
The hardest year of parenting
San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)