As a reaction to the alleged torture of children, Norwegian authorities
state they will address the US both politically and diplomatically and
clearly state that it is not tolerated.
German television aired footage of American abuse of children in jails in
«Such assaults are unacceptable,» said Odd Jostein Sæter, parliamentary
secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, to the Norwegian television
channel NRK. «It is against international laws and it is also unacceptable
from a moral point of view. This is why we react strongly, as we already
have reacted to the abuse which is documented at the prisons in Iraq.»
He said that Norwegian authorities will use its first possible opportunity
to respond to the Americans actions both politically and diplomatically. He
stressed that jailing and assaulting children will not be tolerated.
«We are addressing this in a very severe and direct way and present concrete
demands,» Sætre said. «This is damaging the struggle for democracy and human
rights in Iraq.»
Norwegian authorities are going to review the report of the alleged assaults.
The Norwegian branch of Amnesty International states that Norway can not
continue its military collaboration with the US in light of the alleged
torture of children.