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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal: Two Victims of Torture Give Evidence

•, Mathaba

Witnesses including victims of torture at the hands of British and U.S. American agencies and forces in Iraq and Afghanistan gave testimony, with former U.S. President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair among those under prosecution for war crimes, crimes against the peace and crimes against humanity

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal sessions re-opened May 7th and two witnesses, victims of torture and abuse, were questioned.

The leader of the prosecutor team, Prof Gurdial Singh Nijar confirmed that "torture is an international war crime."

The president of the panel judges, Judge Lamin bin Hj Mohd Yunus said that "torture has become a universal law".

Professor Francis Boyle from the USA then stated the relevance of the charges against the accused person(s).


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