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On justice for war crimes

“As long as [war crimes perpetrators] are alive – however old they are, however long ago their crimes were committed – justice would seem to be served by punishment.

Reconciliations and amnesties are a postponement of justice in the hope that the victims' relatives will die off and their descendants will lose all interest in the outrages of the past. Unlikely. Who now remembers the Armenians, Hitler asked? Millions of people, is my reply.”

Robert Fisk, senior foreign correspondent. See his comment in The Independent.

Dr. Fisk holds more British and International Journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent, and a PhD in Political Science. He has reported widely on international affairs for several decades, especially on the Middle East where he has lived for thirty years.

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