War Crimes, Bitch!

From Holden:

So says the Red Cross in regards to the treatment received by three British citizens while they were held at Guantanamo:

Repeated abuses allegedly suffered by three British prisoners at the hands of US interrogators and guards in the Guantnamo Bay detention camp in Cuba could amount to war crimes, the Red Cross said yesterday.

The organisation, which maintains a rigidly neutral stance in public, took the unusual step of voicing its concerns in uncompromising language after the former detainees, known as the Tipton Three, revealed that they had been beaten, shackled, photographed naked and in one incident questioned at gunpoint while in US custody.

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“Some of the abuses alleged by the detainees would indeed constitute inhuman treatment,” said Florian Westphal, spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.

“But we can’t comment on this publicly since this type of allegation is raised directly in discussion with the detaining authority.

“Inhuman treatment constitutes a grave breach of the third Geneva convention and these are often also described as war crimes.”

See you at The Hague, Rummy!