Pro­test­ers claim Prime Min­is­ter is a war crim­i­nal

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A group of cam­paign­ers vis­ited Ruther­glen po­lice sta­tion to ask for Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron to be ar­rested for war crimes af­ter MPs voted to back airstrikes in Syria.

Ruther­glen man, James Scott re­ceived a crime ref­er­ence num­ber on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 4, af­ter telling of­fi­cers he thought the PM was a crim­i­nal of war.

Joined by, Sean Clerkin, Piers Doughty Brown and Gwen Sin­clair, Scott pre­sented him­self to say the gov­ern­ment had breached the Kel­logg-Briand Pact.

The pact is a 1928 in­ter­na­tional agree­ment in which sig­na­tory states promised not to use war to re­solve“dis­putes or con­flicts of what­ever na­ture”.

James Scott, who is part of the Scot­tish Re­sis­tance move­ment, said:“No one is above the law. We’ve come here to re­port a crime against the fact they are bomb­ing Syria which con­tra­venes the Kel­logg-Briand Pact which is in­ter­na­tional war law. It’s not a joke, this is an ac­tual doc­u­ment of in­ter­na­tional war law, signed by most of the coun­tries in the world.

“This is the first time this has been done in Scot­land. We are en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers to go to their lo­cal po­lice sta­tion to re­port the crime.

“The pact has been ig­nored.

“I can guar­an­tee most MPs that have be­come politi­cians, don’t know about in­ter­na­tional war law.”

How­ever, a Po­lice Scot­land spokes­women said:“No crim­i­nal­ity was es­tab­lished and ad­vice and guidance was given.”

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