From London daily News Line:
Monday, 13 November 2006
US CIVIL LIBERTIES GROUPS SEEKING TO PROSECUTE RUMSFELD FOR WAR CRIMES
The US-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) announced on Friday: ‘On November 14, 2006, the CCR will file a criminal complaint against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in German Court.
‘The complaint requests the German Federal Prosecutor open an investigation and, ultimately, a criminal prosecution that will look into the responsibility of high-ranking US officials for authorizing war crimes in the context of the so-called “War on Terror”.
‘Former White House Counsel (and current Attorney General) Alberto Gonzalez, former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, and other high-ranking US officials are also charged in the complaint.
‘The complaint is brought on behalf of 12 torture victims – 11 Iraqi citizens who were held at Abu Ghraib prison and one Guantánamo detainee – and is being filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Republican Attorneys’ Association (RAV) and others, all represented by Berlin Attorney Wolfgang Kaleck.