The decision by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to drop its investigation into former Algerian defence minister Khaled Nezzar. Visit ‘s Khaled Nezzar Page and shop for all Khaled Nezzar Books by Khaled Nezzar See search results for author “Khaled Nezzar” in Books. On 4 January , the OAG decided against all expectations to drop the charges against Khaled Nezzar and to end the case after more than.

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In his positions as Minister of Defence from end of until 10 July and nezzsr of the HCE from beginning of until 10 Julyhe was both a member of the government and responsible for the armed forces para.

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At the time of filing the criminal complaints, the Accused was staying in a hotel in Switzerland where he was arrested by Swiss authorities. Especially as the Court affirmed that he could not have ignored the abuses committed by his subordinates. The description of some of these acts is chilling: Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line.

Low to High Price: It is well accepted in international law that Heads of State, Heads of Government and ministers of Foreign Affairs enjoy immunity from prosecution by virtue of the office that they hold.

He experienced torture, humili Investigation opened by the Public Prosecutor of the Swiss Confederation in October ; Arrested and interrogated by Swiss authorities on 20 October ; Released on 21 October The principle of non-retroactivity of the criminal law does not apply to procedural rules, including those rules pertaining to the exercise of jurisdiction. Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa spent 2 years in prison in Burundi because of his political kyaled.


With the FIS positioned to win the elections, the military circumvented the democratic process and cancelled the vote, which brought about a massive revolt with many sent to prison camps that became breeding grounds for terrorism. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Appel from kjaled civil parties on 18 January The Swiss legislator recognises that the prohibition of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes are fundamental norms of jus cogensand has declared that it khsled assure a seamless repression of such acts.


The Accused is suspected of havng committed war crimes in the period of to and acts of torture in against a number of individuals. The Khaeld is therefore not entitled to immunity from process and his complaint is rejected para. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As soon asNezzar was also allegedly responsible for ordering the army to shoot hundreds of protestors participating in popular riots. Project Page Feedback Known Problems.

Case dismissed early Khzled Another victory against impunity for wartime sexual violence He is seen guilty for war crimes within the meaning of the Geneva Conventions.

Human Rights Bodies UN: The investigation newly opened. Khaled Nezzar is taken into custody and questioned by the OAG until 21 October, before being released in exchange of the promise to participate in subsequent proceedings.

Swiss court rules Algerian minister can be investigated – SWI

According to the OAG, without an armed conflict, there lhaled be any war crimes; without war crimes, there cannot be any prosecution. Reuse article Swiss court rules Algerian minister can be investigated Jun 7, – In Januaryalong with other members of the military, Nezzar allegedly staged a coup against the incumbent president Chadli Bendjedid. Sur le front Egyptien: The Court judged that the crimes were indeed committed in the context of such a conflict, and that the former minister could therefore face charges of war crimes, and even potentially charges of crimes against humanity.


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This content was published on June 7, 2: On 4 Januarynfzzar OAG decided against all expectations to drop the charges against Khaled Nezzar and to end the case after more than five years.

Suisse: nouvelles plaintes contre l’ancien ministre algérien de la Défense Khaled Nezzar – H24info

Extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances and acts of torture, the list of abuses is long. A preliminary hearing was held on 20 and 21 October Consequently, the case is referred back the OAG, who will have to resume the investigation. Sign up for our free newsletters and get khalex top stories delivered to your inbox.

Bloody years Visual 3 editions published in in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Chronicles Algeria’s struggle for democracy since independence from France, tracing the rise of fundamentalist groups in the ‘s and 90’s in response to the country’s authoritarian leadership. Now, the OAG has to continue the proceedings against Nezzar. Khaled Nezzar files an appeal against the opening of the investigation, arguing that his position nezzat Minister of Defence at the time protected him from criminal prosecution in Switzerland.