International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration
305 West Broadway, #199,
PRESS CONTACT: Connie Julian: 917-449-9064 Commission office: 212-941-8086
PRESS ADVISORY- URGENT
From: International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration
FORMER ABU GHRAIB COMMANDER JANIS KARPINSKI, EX-UK
CRAIG MURRAY, TOP EXPERTS, AND FORMER OFFICIALS TO TESTIFY AT
COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON BUSH WAR CRIMES
Contact: Connie Julian 917-449-9064, or Commission office 212-941-8086
Friday, January 20, and Saturday, Saturday, January 21 at 10am,
Sunday, January 22 at ,
Is the Bush
Administration guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity? This question is posed by the
administration’s sweeping and unprecedented actions, yet few have dared raise
it for public examination. On January
Internationally-known expert witnesses and whistleblowers
reproductive rights), and 5) the administration’s response to Katrina.
Witnesses and judges include former commander of
Abu Ghraib prison Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, former
British ambassador Craig Murray
(speaking for the first time in the
U.S., and quoted January 16 by Al Gore) who exposed US use of torture in Uzbekistan, former arms inspector Scott Ritter, ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, unembedded reporter
who spent 8 months in Iraq Dahr Jamail, Guantanamo prisoners’ lawyer Michael Ratner, former US diplomat and retired US Army Reserve Colonel Ann Wright, the lawyer
for Bush-designated “enemy combatant” Jose Padilla, Katrina survivors, and many others.
January’s hearings will
be the second and final session of the Commission. Indictments from the first
session were delivered to George W. Bush at the White House on January 10.
Bush’s staff would not receive the indictments at the gate, saying the president “will not accept any materials from the public.” As TV cameras rolled, a hazmat squad was called
in by White House personnel to remove the envelope.
The Commission of Inquiry
was organized by the Not in Our Name Statement of Conscience and is endorsed
by: Center for Constitutional Rights, National Lawyers Guild,
After Downing Street.org and others, including Former Sen. James Abourezk, former British MP Tony Benn, authors Gore Vidal and Howard Zinn, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
and actor Edward Asner.
Interviews with witnesses are available.
Charter, full indictments, standards for judgment, and audio and video coverage of the first session: http://www.bushcommission.org