In an annual report on Preliminary Examination Activities, released on Monday, Mrs. Bensouda said the possible crimes included torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity and even rape. Furthermore, the alleged war crimes extended also to secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe. Mrs. Bensouda stressed that the possible offences may be the result of – quote – “approved interrogation techniques”, rather than isolated incidents.
She did not indicate, however, whether the International Criminal Court would launch a full investigation into the matter. US troops entered Afghanistan in 2001 following 9/11 attacks. The White House originally planned to withdraw all the troops in 2014, but many are still there.