The rejection follows the path of other recent war crimes cases against Rumsfeld. In March of this year, a federal judge for the District of Columbia dismissed an ACLU complaint [JURIST report] against Rumsfeld in connection with alleged torture and abuse of detainees. The FIDH and CCR previously filed two similar suits [JURIST report] against Rumsfeld in Germany seeking accountability for acts of torture. In April, the office of the German Federal Prosecutor [official website, in German] declined to investigate the latest war crimes claim [ASIL backgrounder; PDF introduction, in English] against Rumsfeld and other high-ranking US officials. The German lawyers subsequently said they would take their case to Spain [JURIST report]. Other complaints were filed against Rumsfeld in Argentina in 2005 and Sweden in 2007. AP has more.
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