This 2015 Associated Press video says about itself:
Report criticises US for failing to investigate Afghan civilian deaths
The US failed to properly investigate civilian killings, including possible war crimes, which occurred during its military operations in Afghanistan, the international rights group Amnesty International claimed on Monday.
A toughly-worded report by the group focused on 10 incidents between 2009 and 2013 that it said saw 140 civilians killed during US military operations.
Amnesty said the vast majority of family members it interviewed said they had never been interviewed by US military investigators.
Most of the incidents involved airstrikes and night raids carried out by US forces.
Both tactics have sparked heated criticism from Afghan civilians and the government who say the US doesn’t take enough care to prevent civilian deaths.
Two of the cases – one in Paktia province in 2010 and another in Wardak province from November 2012 to February 2013 – involved “abundant and compelling evidence of war crimes,” the report said.
Nicola Duckworth from Amnesty International told a news conference in Kabul that they needed to “ensure that justice and accountability were obtained with the victims now and they are not simply issues that are confined as a legacy of past.”
Qand Agha, a former detainee,claimed that US special forces had killed people in front of his very eyes.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
An Afghan asylum seeker who has worked as an interpreter for the United States army for thirteen years is in danger of being deported by the Netherlands to Afghanistan. Pro-refugee organisation Vluchtelingenwerk wants the man to stay here because he would be in great danger in Afghanistan; he is in the crosshairs of the Taliban and ISIS.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) acknowledges that the man worked as an interpreter for foreign troops in Afghanistan, but that is not enough to be allowed to stay in the Netherlands. “The IND asks for something more. You have to prove that you are being searched for specifically and that is of course very difficult,” says Jan van der Werff of Vluchtelingenwerk.
Secretive CIA-funded militia accused of war crimes in Afghanistan: here.
Dutch government jails teenager who lived in the Netherlands all his life for deportation: here.
Join World BEYOND War for our 4th annual conference! We’ll be marking the 18th year of the endless war on Afghanistan, as well as the 150th birthday of Mohandas Gandhi.
This is the 1 time a year that World BEYOND War’s staff, membership, and allies meet up in 1 location. Over the course of 2 days, we’ll sharpen our skills for creative activism, nonviolent civil resistance, youth activism, divestment, base closure, and much more. See the full agenda and the list of 2019 speakers.
What: #NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace Conference and Rally
When: Saturday, October 5 from 9:00am-6:30pm & Sunday, October 6th from 9:00am-2:30pm, followed by 3:00pm-5:00pm rally and tour at
Where: Great National South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick, V94 E77X, Ireland. Google map.
Shannon Airport Address: M3XP+V4 Lismacleane, County Clare, Ireland. Google map.
We’re coming from locations far & wide, but we think it’s worth it to make the trek to Limerick to expose the U.S military presence there. The United States sends tens of thousands of troops through Shannon Airport on their way to wars, in direct violation of Irish neutrality and international law. At #NoWar2019, meet with Irish & international activists, organizers, and educators to learn about the impact of U.S. militarism in Ireland – and how we can work together to stop the U.S. war machine. That’s why we’re concluding the conference with a rally and tour at Shannon Airport.
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