Week 18 – various countries

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2010 at 23:55

While there are no new updates in the case due to the fact the prosecution has access to the most significant evidence in the case, let us look at other cases where foreign countries have demanded extradition of persons they believe are guilty of a crime.

First there is a case where a person was abducted from the streets in some Italian city. Italy believes that is was CIA which abducted this man to one of their secret prisons. Italy has demanded that 23 CIA should be extradited. The United States didn’t want to extradite them but settled with paying the legal bills for the lawyers despite denying any involvement with the case. So the trial took place without the defendants and the CIA agents were convicted. Still United States didn’t extradite the convicted persons and some believe that an American Student named Amanda Knox got to pay for the alleged crimes of the CIA when she was convicted of a murder in a kind of show trial where the jurors performed like they were defending the honor of their country wearing sashes in national colors when they delivered the sentence.

Now there is the case with the security firm Blackwater. Iraq believes that they broke the law and want them prosecuted. I don’t know what to think about this case. The alleged crime took place in a war zone where the possible attackers were too cowardly to be dressed in uniforms and fight the security firm fair. They were using the population as shields, hiding behind them like a little child hides under the skirt of his mother.

But as it was the case with the Massacre of Cermis, they could take it to trial in the United States. While it could be a difficult trial because the alleged crime was committed in a war zone, it could send the message that Iraq that the United States takes their concerns serious.

Another security guard Daniel Fitzsimons is jailed in Bagdad after a small incident cause a possible accidental shot of two of his colleges. While he must be considered a hero for taking this kind of job regardless of the fact that he was ill before traveling to Iraq, justice must be served. But also in this case should he be transferred back home for a trial. He alone is not to blame in this sad case. Some in the company we worked for should have recognized his illness but choose to set profit before security. While Iraq of course should demand justice in cases which had taken place in their country, they should recognize where they have been if foreign countries had not invaded their country. They would have been suffering under a dictator, so they could show a little gratitude and let the courts abroad decide in these cases.

But it is important that people should face justice for their actions. In the case against Camilla Broe she could have been tried before a Danish court if the DEA had turned the evidence over to the Danish authorities. Almost every year tourists are convicted for crimes against children they have committed abroad once they are reported based on the photos they have taken. Denmark wants justice done. We have no problem by convicting people for crimes committed in another country. It is cheaper for the taxpayers in both countries. Remember IF Camilla Broe is convicted, then she has to be transferred back home within 6 months where the sentence given by the court in Florida will be annulled and replaced by a Danish sentence. The obvious question is: Why use the taxpayer’s money for 3-4 years of trials in two countries when it could have been dealt with within a few months?

The Camilla Broe case became a turning point in our history. While none has claimed that she has transported one single pill across the border, the basis of the case against her is her alleged conspiracy. Conspiracy is not a crime in Denmark, so the list of charges was doctored hours within her departure from Denmark.

But you can extradite people for claimed crimes like conspiracy you have to accept that laws are different in other countries so Denmark had to show that the case against Camilla Broe was not a special case just to satisfy the United States. We have to show respect to other countries too. So we have started a massive deportation of refugees from Iraq so they can be sent home and face possible crimes like converting to Christianity which for some odd reason is a crime in several countries. But if you accept that conspiracy can be a crime in one country, then you also have to accept that conversion can be a crime in another. Almost 100 refugees have been returned since summer and we will not stop helping Iraq to seek justice.

Now were we have done our duties we just wait for the United States to do theirs so they can swap the 23 CIA agents for Amanda Knox so this hostage case can come to an end.


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