[South + November 29 News] According to foreign media reports on November 27, a video about the Australian special forces stationed in Afghanistan was exposed on the Internet. The main content of the video is that two Australian troops are suspected of illegally killing a local civilian. The video showed that when a soldier shot an innocent civilian, the army dog next to him suddenly rushed towards the civilian, while another soldier was worried that the shot would accidentally injure the dog and stopped.
The evidence is so strong that Australia finally apologized!
According to reports, on November 19, the Chief Inspector of the Australian Defence Force, Paul Brill, released a report that revealed the fact that the Australian Army was suspected of illegally killing 39 Afghan civilians. On the same day, the commander-in-chief of the Australian Defence Forces Angus Campbell stated in detail that the credible information in the report can confirm its authenticity. The Australian army’s illegal killings began in 2009, and most of them occurred in 2012 and 2013.
The brutal behavior of the Chinese and Australian troops in the opening video is just the tip of the iceberg. The crime report also confirmed the brutal execution of Afghan prisoners by the superiors in order to let the junior recruits kill for the first time in their lives. In response, Campbell said: “On behalf of the Australian military, I express my sincere and unreserved apologies to the Afghan people for all misconduct by the Australian military. The illegal killing of civilians and prisoners is absolutely unacceptable.”
Although Australia is late, there are countries that need to admit their mistakes!
In this regard, Shaharzad Akbar, chairman of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, said that Australia has admitted the crimes and is on the right track. The United States, the United Kingdom and other countries with armed forces in Afghanistan should also Investigate.
“First, we must stop any further harm to civilians and pay attention to the dissatisfaction and demands of the victims.” Akbar’s words warned soldiers who participated in the war to reflect on their past. Although Australia was too late to speak out, the United States and Britain, which have the same problems, did not hold offenders responsible even if they found evidence of illegal crimes. Recently, US President Trump also pardoned three military personnel for war crimes and other illegal crimes. The Trump administration even tried to prevent an international investigator from reviewing war crimes allegations.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian: Shocked! Severely condemn!
Contrary to the ambiguous attitude of the United States, facing the multiple killings of prisoners and innocent civilians made by Australia, China’s attitude is very clear. On November 27, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian said that he was shocked by the details disclosed in the investigation report and severely condemned this violation of international conventions and human conscience. The countries concerned should think more about how to take practical measures to solve their own serious violations. Human rights issues.
Relying on human rights issues to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries is doomed to fail. The law is more like a minimum guarantee of human nature, and it is also a compulsory training. Just as Patricia Gosman, Deputy Director of the Asian Department of Human Rights Watch, said, if the United States really wants to avoid an investigation by the International Criminal Court, it should take action and assume responsibility.