War Crimes Trial For Georgia Leader?

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    Russia to Put On Trial Saakashvili - Kommersant Moscow

    Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili will be probably put on trial under the RF laws for crimes committed in South Ossetia, the RF Prosecutor General Office representative Marina Gridneva told Interfax.
    Clause 12 of the RF Criminal Code, Gridneva reminded, says that “nonresidents or the stateless citizens, who don’t permanently reside in the RF and who have committed a crime outside the RF are criminally liable, if the crime contradicts interests of the RF and in the cases specified in the international treaty of the RF and provided they haven’t been condemned in the foreign state and are brought to the criminal account in the RF.”

    President Dmitry Medvedev ordered August 10 to collect and record evidences of crimes against civilians in South Ossetia. A team of detectives of the RF Prosecutor General Office Investigating Committee has set to executing this order of president.
     
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    And this is who McCain/Bush are siding with? Go figure.
     
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    I'll wait to see how well Russian justice serves him.
     
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    Because naturally when a thug accuses someone of a crime, they should be believed.
     
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    I'm not really familiar with RF laws but it seems odd that Russia would be able to put anyone on trial if the leader they were looking to prosecute for war crimes were the leader of a sovereign nation.:confused:
     
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    I think if I hear anything more about war crimes I'll puke. Since when did anyone think that there was any justice or civility in war ?
     
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    Is there some Russian propaganda you will not buy into?
     
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    That's the point. They want Georgia. It will be much easier to get if they jail or kill the leader of that country. When you see "war crimes trial" think fig leaf.
     
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    Russia putting Saakashvili on trial for war crimes!!!!??? Another example of putin's arrogance and hypocrisy. As a war criminal himself, he is hardly in a position to take the moral high ground on such an issue.

    Seems he has forgotten about his adventures in Chechnya!

    Who ignored their Geneva convention obligations by indiscriminately and disproportionately bombing and shelling civilian areas, causing heavy civilian casualties?…..the Russians

    Who refused to create safe corridors to allow civilians to leave areas of active fighting, trapping civilians behind front lines for months?….the Russians.

    Who, as documented by Human Rights Watch, committed three large scale massacres of civilians, including rape and arson?….the Russians.

    Who went on a killing spree in the Aldi district of Grozny, shooting at least sixty-two and possibly many more civilians who were waiting in the street and their yards for soldiers to check their documents?….the Russians

    Well, what's good for the goose should also be good for the gander.When is Putin going to stand trial for his war crimes?
     
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    Putin will stand trial for it when someone goes and gets him and makes him stand trial. Volunteers? ............I thought not.

    Look, this is nothing but naked criminal aggression by a large state. In real life, they can do what they want to whom they want as often as they want and nobody has the power or the will to do anything about it.
     

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