Monday, June 8, 2009

Foreign troops accused of war crimes

From Press TV:

Afghanistan to 'try criminal foreign troops'
Press TV (Iran)

JUNE 6 - Afghanistan's Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of parliament, has accused foreign troops based in the country of war crimes, urging a trial for the criminals.

Wolesi Jirga secretary Abdul Sattar Khawaasi told reporters that 73 members of parliament are collecting documents regarding foreign troops' crimes and offences in Afghanistan.

"Foreign troops poured into the country under the banner of security and stability, much to the contrary however, they committed unforgivable crimes," he said.

Khawaasi added that foreign troops based in Afghanistan have violated the Constitution as well as international agreements in more than 20 instances...

"Afghanistan's parliament plans to pass an approval and send all related documents to the country's High Court as well as the international Hague tribunal," Khawaasi said... (link)
Khawaasi, secretary of the Wolesi Jirga, was recently vocal over legalizing foreign air strikes in the country, demanding that foreign troops be accountable under Afghan law.

No comments: