Fw: Voice of 'MASSACRE AT MAZAR':Irish Documentary on U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan

  • From: "Capt. Imran" <no1khan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <imran_dist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 17:25:16 +0100

As-salamu ala manittaba al-huda
Peace be upon those who receive guidance.

No wonder why the USA will not commit to being part of/ and being governed by a 
coalition court with war crimes. 
I am not a sympathizer of criminals, but criminals have rights and we have 
rights to them.

What should one expect from man made governed rules with the following article?


Please advise, if you no longer wish to be on my distribution list





 Irish Film Maker Documents U.S. War Crimes in Afghanistan
 TORTURE, MURDER of ISLAMISTS:  Execution of 3,000 Islamic Prisoners
        Documentary of US 'war crimes' shocks Europe
              June 12 2002 at 05:28PM
        By Clive Freeman
        Berlin - American soldiers have been involved in the torture and murder
 of captured Taliban prisoners, and may have aided in the "disappearance" of
 up to 3 000 men in the region of Mazar-i-Sharif, according to Jamie Doran, an
 Irish documentary film-maker.
        Doran's latest film, Massacre At Mazar, was shown on Wednesday in in
 the Reichstag, the German parliament building in Berlin, and there were
 immediate calls for an international commission to be set up to investigate
 charges made in the documentary.
        Andrew McEntee, a leading international human rights lawyer, who has
 viewed the film footage and read full transcripts, believes there is prima
 facie evidence of serious war crimes having been committed by American
 soldiers in Afghanistan.
              'The Americans did whatever they wanted'
        McEntee, who was in Berlin for Wednesday's special screening, said war
 crimes had been committed not just under international law but, also, "under
 the laws of the United States itself".
        Much of the footage shown in Doran's 20-minute documentary was taken
 secretly, and although witnesses were said to be living in fear of reprisal
 from within Afghanistan itself they had all agreed to appear at any future
 international war crimes tribunal to give evidence, it was claimed.
        One witness in the film claimed he had seen an American soldier break
 an Afghan prisoner's neck and pour acid on others. "The Americans did
 whatever they wanted. We had no power to stop them," he alleged.
        Sometimes prisoners who were beaten up and taken outside had
 "disappeared", he said.
        In other sequences witnesses, among them two men, claimed they had been
 forced to drive into the desert with hundreds of Taliban prisoners.
        The living were then summarily shot while 30 to 40 American soldiers
 purportedly stood by, it was alleged. The prisoners had been taken there on
 the orders of the local American commander, according to the documentary.
        In the film, an Afghan witness admitted to killing prisoners himself,
 and another officer, allegedly a senior officer in the army of deputy defence
 minister Dostum's forces, was said to have gone into hiding following threats
 to his life.
        The far-left Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) arranged for the
 special showing of Massacre At Mazar in the Reichstag. Party chairman Roland
 Claus was cautious regarding its content but did spoke of its attempt at
        Andre Brie, a PDS member of the European Parliament, concerned by
 reports of ill treatment of Taliban prisoners, said he would be in favour of
 an international commission looking into "disturbing" questions raised by the
        At a press conference Brie said he had known of Doran's dangerous film
 activity in Afghanistan, and had helped to support him financially.
        The PDS party faction had wanted to obtain authentic footage of the war
 in Afghanistan, he said.
        The film was due to be screened at the European Parliament in
 Strasbourg later on Wednesday evening. - Sapa-DPA


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