Skip to comments.Iraqi civilians file lawsuit against US
Posted on 11/22/2011 3:11:51 AM PST by Cardhu
Iraqi Lawyers' Syndicate says more than 3,000 civilians in Iraq have lodged an official complaint against the US government and its military troops in the Middle Eastern country, Press TV reports.
The lawsuit has been filed against US forces for crimes they have committed against Iraqi civilians and the destruction of their private properties during the US-led occupation of the country that began in March 2003, the Iraqi Lawyers' Syndicate said.
The Iraqis have the right to call for the prosecution of those US soldiers that have committed crimes against the civilians during their military missions, said the director of the Iraqi legal body, Razzaq al-Abadi.
According to the international conventions and as the US and the UK are members of the Geneva Conventions, they know that have to compensate Iraq for the invasion and the violence and destruction [that] followed the invasion, al-Abadi added.
Meanwhile, members of Iraq's State of Law Coalition say the cases against the US government are in process in Iraqi courts and people are receiving legal assistance to proceed with their complaints.
It is part of the rights of the Iraqi people to raise those claims, legal claims, and the government and the embassy is providing all necessary assistance and help in this matter and I believe that the foreign office should be more active, member of Iraq's State of Law Coalition Saad al-Muttalibi said.
He added that the Iraqi parliament is now studying the cases and is about to introduce a legislation to send the complaints to the international courts.
If the parliament succeeds in passing a legislation forcing the Iraqi government into steps, into demanding compensation for the individuals, then the government will be in a position to enter a legal claim against the United States, al-Muttalibi went on to say.
Nearly 47,000 US troops have remained in Iraq, but they must all leave the country by the end of 2011 under the terms of a 2008 bilateral security agreement between Washington and Baghdad.
Now you have a choice. Yes, you have losses but so do we.
As one Iraqi woman said when we first arrived..."War...what is war??...we have had war for 30 years." She then covered her face and disappeared into the crowded market place.
OH YEAH...the Iraqi's are going to REALLY ENJOY their next group of 'occupiers'!
Look of OBozo & company open up the immigration doors to the poor politically savaged Iraqi's before he's thrown out of office in January 2013.
‘Look of’ = ‘Look for’
‘Look of’ = ‘Look for’
Thank you George Bush!
Now they’ve democracy and freedoms, including to file lawsuits!
The entire Satanic world did not read Alinski ... they wrote it.
Let's not dismiss the probability that they support an Iranian invasion, or at least a Shi'ite theocracy with Iran as their primary sponsors.
In that case I think I have a counter claim against the Iraqis.
Lawyers are definitely the lowest form of human life.
What does that make an Iraqui lawyer.
We have already poured more dollars into that shit hole Country then the whole thing was worth before we got there. So shove it.............
Ya just can’t be nice to some people...
I have to remember that I lost sleep over other Iraqi citizens , not these ingrates.
You sir are entirely correct.
Bush was not an idiot.
The idiots are those who bought into the thought.
“Iraqi Lawyers’ Syndicate”
Funded by that creep Soros?
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