ICC Mulls Probe Into Reports Of US Abuses In Afghanistan

Law360, Washington (November 21, 2017, 9:39 PM EST) -- The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court requested authorization on Monday to investigate reports of human rights abuses in Afghanistan by the U.S. armed forces, the CIA, Afghan security forces, the Taliban and affiliated armed groups.

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told a panel of judges for the international body that there is a reasonable basis to believe that U.S. armed forces and members of the CIA have committed rape, sexual violence and torture since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, in a 181-page request for authorization...
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