The, a progressive human rights group, recently asked a German prosecutor to investigate Rumsfeld and other US military officials for at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay.
The suit, which questions the Administration’s knowledge of inhumane torture at Abu Graib, was brought to Germany because a “” law. Germany’s “universal” law allows the German courts to claim jurisdiction over war crimes even if they were committed outside that country’s borders.
In addition to the charges made by the CCR, American filmmaker and military veteran,, is filing an individual suit against Rumsfeld. After being held in solitary confinement for several months, Kar is seeking damages for a lack of due process and inhumane treatment at . The first private citizen to file criminal complaint, the US military veteran is suing Rumsfeld and other US officials for depriving him of his Constitutional Rights and violating the .