ICC prosecutor not in favor of rejected investigation for crimes in Afghanistan

According to AP news , ICC prosecutor didn’t agree with  court’s rejection of an investigation into crimes commited by Afghani rebels, government security services and the American army.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said an appeal will clear up major issues by judges who rejected her request to open an investigation. Pre-trial judges rejected the scheduled inspection in April, because of the reason that an investigation and prosecution were not to be successful as those targeted and are not expected to collaborate.

Bensouda said that such an argument is opposed to the reason the court was formed. Rights groups in April were in favor for slamming the decision to reject an investigation as an impacat to Afghan victims expecting justice.

Patrick Baudouin, president of the International Federation for Human Rights, asserted that the rejection is unfair and it is based on a deeply false argument.

Another matter Bensouda wants to appeal is if the pre-trial judges have the ability to decline her request, which is based on the interests of justice. She also added that her inquiry shows a legal issue of constitutional importance for all the Court.

Bensouda’s request in November 2017 to open an investigation said there is enough data that members of the U.S. military and intelligence agencies used violence against prisoners in Afghanistan and other places in the 2003-2004 period.

Moreover, she reported that the Taliban and other same kind of groups have killed more than 17,000 citizens since 2009. Furthermore, said that the Afghan security forces have mistreated detainees at government jails. However if Bensouda’s appeal will be accepted by the court, the process will take a long time.


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