A solid case for the prosecution of Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney, their legal counsel and others, for war crimes, crimes against the peace, torture, and crimes against humanity is being established at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. Let us take a look at Day 4 the third major session of the Tribunal.
The prosecution replied that the 9/11 attacks had changed nothing in the application of international law. The Torture Convention 1984 and Geneva Convention are laws applicable to the US. The Army Field Manual 34-52 relating to the handling of prisoners during interrogation and confinement incorporate Geneva Convention constraints.
The US Supreme Court in Hamdan v Rumsfeld (2006) 548 U.S. 557, ruled that these justifications are wrong. All except 2 of the 8 judges confirmed that Common Article 3 applied to all Guantanamo detainees. Whether they were Taliban or al-Qaeda did not make any difference.
The witnesses were tortured and abused. And this is not disputed. Testimony showed; Abbas had his fingernails removed by pliers. Ali Shalal was attached with bare electrical wires and electrocuted and hung from the wall. Moazzam Begg was beaten and put in solitary confinement. Jameelah was almost nude and humiliated, used as a human shield when being transported by helicopter. All the witnesses have residual injuries till today .........................