[size=52]Expert: The possibility of compensating the victims in the event of pressure on Washington[/size]
[size=45]An expert for (Al-Zaman): The possibility of compensating the victims in the event of pressure on Washington.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Human Rights Watch opens the file on the torture of Abu Ghraib prisoners after two decades of the American occupation
Baghdad - Qusay Munther
A legal expert confirmed the possibility of the government obtaining compensation for the Iraqi victims who were subjected to torture at the hands of American forces in Abu Ghraib prison during the period of occupation of the country, while pointing out that the American courts intended to punish those who committed these crimes in violation of military rules without providing justice to those affected by them.Expert Wael Munther told (Al-Zaman) yesterday that “the issue of compensation demanded by the Iraqis as a result of the abuse, acts of violence, torture, or illegal arbitrary detention they were subjected to at the hands of the American forces during the invasion of the country, carries a problem related to the existence of immunity for members of these forces during operations.” The invasion of Iraq, as the United States did not acknowledge the existence of such violations, but it deliberately punished those who committed them according to its laws without doing justice to those affected by them. He pointed out that (the American courts attributed these actions to individuals and not institutions, and the texts of the so-called Foreign Claims Act It is a law that allows claiming compensation for damages caused to individuals, provided that the lawsuit is filed within a period not exceeding two years from the occurrence of the violation and that the act is not a result of violence resulting from armed actions carried out by the American forces during their military operations. He stressed that (the situation The only way that these people can be redressed and compensated retroactively is through pressureThe United States must issue legislation that allows for compensation cases for those who have been subjected to these attacks, or resort to European countries whose laws allow consideration of these lawsuits that have passed for years and are still awaiting a decision.[/size]
[size=45]Human Rights Watch accused the US government of failing to compensate Iraqis who were detained by its forces in prisons following the events of 2003. The report quoted the director of the organization’s office in Washington, Sarah Yager, saying that “after 20 years, the Iraqis who were subjected to torture at the hands of American government agents are still... (With no clear path to sue or obtain any type of relief or recognition from the US government). Human Rights Watch and other organizations have documented torture and other forms of ill-treatment at the hands of US forces in Iraq.[/size]
[size=45][You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]