ICC to investigate US war crimes in Afghanistan

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda made a formal request to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by US the military in Afghanistan. The investigation would also examine crimes at secret CIA detention facilities in Poland, Romania and Lithuania. The request cites articles of the Rome Statute concerning murder, torture and unlawful imprisonment. It marks the first time ICC prosecutors have targeted the United States.


Germany: no compensation in Afghan air-strike

Germany's Federal Court of Justice ruled that relatives of the victims of a 2009 air-strike in Afghanistan are not entitled to compensation under international law.


Bagram: US still holding detainees without charge

The Justice Project Pakistan released a report charging that prisoners of the US conitnue to be detained without charge at Bagram base despite the facility’s transfer to Afghan control.

Watching the Shadows

Harrowing Gitmo memoir published

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian detained at Guantánamo since August 2002, has had portions of his handwritten prison-camp memoir published in Slate magazine.


Afghan president claims US violating detainee pact

President Karzai said US forces are capturing and holding Afghans in violation of a detainee transfer pact and, that US forces should turn over that responsibility to Karzai’s forces. 


Taliban attack Bagram, skateboarders

Insurgents attacked Bagram Air Base outside Kabul—and a skateboarding program run by a nonprofit for Kabul youth, killing four kids.