Monday, August 28, 2006

Israeli Foreign Minister Reported to Danish police for War Crimes

The Danish Member of Parliament from the Unity List/Red-Green Alliance Frank Aaen has reported the Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livne to the Danish state attorney for international penal cases.

The Israeli foreign minister is on an official visit to Denmark today and tomorrow. Frank Aaen asks for the detention of the minister, while it is investigated whether she can be charged with co-responsibility for war crimes.

Aaen refers to the Amnesty International report on Israeli war efforts in Lebanon. According to this report Israel has committed war crimes during its attacks on Lebanon and it has asked for prosecution of those responsible.

Denmark is a signatory to the Geneva convention and, according to Aaen, this means that Denmark has an obligation to prosecute war criminals while they are in Denmark. Aaen would do the same to Nasrallah if he came to Denmark, as he thinks that Hizbollah also has violated the convention on how war should be waged - even though he thinks that Hizbollah violations are not measurable to those of Israel.


Blogger Sophia said...

I missed this one. Was there a follow up to this ?

7:53 AM  

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