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Anti-war tribunal: US caused more deaths in Iraq than Saddam

[JURIST] The World Tribunal on Iraq [advocacy website] on Friday accused the US of committing war crimes during the invasion of Iraq and claimed the United States has caused more deaths in Iraq than former dictator Saddam Hussein. The tribunal, a group of NGOs, intellectuals, and legal experts with no binding authority is based on so-called Russell Tribunal [Wikipedia backgrounder] convened by English philosopher and anti-war activist Bertrand Russell during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. It will deliver a "verdict" Monday during its Istanbul convention [press release] to condemn US and British action in Iraq. Militant Indian novelist and tribunal member Arundhati Roy [Wikipedia profile] called on the International Criminal Court [speech transcript] to utilize the evidence gathered by the group "to try as war criminals George Bush, Tony Blair, John Howard, Silvio Berlusconi, and all those government officials, army generals, and corporate CEOs who participated in this war and now benefit from it." AFP has more.

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