Kuala Lumpur, May 12 (ANI): A war crimes tribunal in Malaysia has convicted former US President George W. Bush and seven of his allies as war criminals for torture and inhumane treatment of people at US military bases.
Being a tribunal of conscience, however, the five-member panel chaired by tribunal president judge Lamin Mohd Yunus had no power to enforce or impose custodial sentence on the convicted eight.
"We find the witnesses, who were victims placed in detention illegally by the convicted persons and their government, are entitled to payment of reparations," The Star quoted Yunus, as saying.
He added that the tribunal's award of reparations would be submitted to the War Crimes Commission and recommended the victims find a judicial entity that could enforce the verdict.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, head of the prosecution Prof Gurdial Singh Nijar said Bush had issued an executive order to commit war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Five former Iraqi detainees, who were tortured while being detained in various prisons including Guantanamo Bay, were called to give their testimonies before the Tribunal during the trial, which started on May 7. (ANI)