Roots Action: “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

11.12.2016 - Leopoldo Salmaso

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Roots Action:  “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

“…Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions…”.

On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down Your Arms” association) sent the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Head of International Prosecutions Unit, Oslo (Norway) a letter headed: “Summons for Criminal Investigation – Henry Kissinger”, with a very detailed documentation of the crimes committed by the former USA Secretary of State.

We published a summary of both letter and documentation here.

In coordination with that initiative, Roots Action has launched an international petition that reads:
“The Nobel Committee has arranged for well-known war mastermind Henry Kissinger to speak as an honored guest at a forum that is part of the Nobel Peace Prize events.

 Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions.
Nobel Peace Prize Watch has asked the Norwegian Director of Public Prosecutions to arrest Kissinger.
Add your name to the request:
ARREST AND PROSECUTE HENRY KISSINGER

….

This petition has been signed by Fredrik Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Norway
and co-signed by:
– Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University, USA
– Erni and Ola Friholt, peace movement activists, Orust, Sweden
– Jon Hellesnes, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Tromsoe, Norway
– Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Ph.D., author, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026, Australia
– Gunnar Nerdrum, attorney-at-law, Tromsoe, Norway
– Jan Oberg, director TFF, peace research and activism, Lund, Sweden
– Antonio Carlos da Silva Rosa, M.A., editor, researcher, Porto, Portugal / São Paulo, Brazil
– Sven Ruin, human rights activist, Köping, Sweden
– David Swanson, author, World Beyond War, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
– Ola Tellesbø, attorney-at-law, Norway
– Kenji Urata, Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, Waseda University, Japan
– Gunnar Westberg, Professor Emeritus,  Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg, Sweden

The Petition carries the following background links:
– Request for Summons Submitted by Nobel Peace Prize Watch
– Invitation by the Nobel Committee and the University of Oslo
– AlterNet: America Keeps Honoring One of Its Worst Mass Murderers: Henry Kissinger
– New Yorker: Does Henry Kissinger Have a Conscience?

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