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Afghanistan: War crimes investigations crucial to any security pact with USA

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: War crimes investigations crucial to security pact with USA 20 November 2013 Afghan leaders meeting in Kabul this week should demand accountability for war crimes allegedly committed by US military forces in the country, said Amnesty International. A Loya Jirga – or national consultative assembly – starting on 21 November will debate a proposed bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the USA. If signed by both governments, the BSA will set the terms of any continuing US military presence in Afghanistan after the end of 2014. The USA is expected to maintain…

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