Citizens' tribunal convicts Bush

U.S. President George W. Bush was found guilty at the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan (ICTA) in Tokyo on December 14.

Chief Judge Niikura Osamu, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University upheld the charge that the U.S. president is responsible for the war of aggression (including attacks on civilians and their facilities) and "war crimes" (including the use of depleted uranium).

In the 2nd trial on December 13, a 66-year-old Afghan woman who had lost her daughter and son-in-law in a U.S. air bombing, stood as a witness. The U.S. forces claim it was an accidental bombing and refuse to compensate her for her loss, she stated.

Bobby Marsh, a U.S. citizen who lost his partner in the 9/11 incident, told an audience of about 600 that some 9/11 victims' family members are beginning to speak up in opposition to the U.S. wars on Afghanistan and Iraq.

On December 14, Ryukyu University Professor Yagasaki Katsuma testified about the toxicity of DU bombs. He reported that the total radiation dose dispersed in Afghanistan by radioactive weapons was 10 thousand times as much as Hiroshima residents received in 1945. (end)

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