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Universal Jurisdiction: Rio Tinto hires Henry Kissinger as China advisor, but several judges wants him too.

Henry Kissinger Meets with Chinese President Mao Zedong

In spite of the fact that once out of the United States, the former Secretary of State Mr. Henry Kissinger risks to be jailed , extradited or at least cause an international incident almost in any country (but China and Burma) , the company Rio Tinto has taken on Henry Kissinger as an advisor to help negotiate with China following a guilty verdict for former Rio Tinto employee Stern Hu, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday. Kissinger, a controversial figure who has won the Nobel peace prize, will help the company rebuild its relationship with China after the sentences for Hu and three colleagues on charges of bribery and stealing commercial secrets, the Herald said.

Due to the universal jurisdiction, the presence of the  former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been requested by several judges around the world, as follows:

a) In July 2001, a federal court authorized the Chilean judge Juan Guzman  to question Kissinger about the murder of U.S. journalist Charles Horman in 1973 at the hands of the Chilean military, a case that was made into a film by Costa-Gavras in 1982. The judge’s questions were forwarded to Kissinger via diplomatic channels but were never answered. The chilean judge Juan Guzman  indicted Pinochet and the members of the Condor operations and the so called ” Caravan of Death” .
b) The spanish judge Baltasar Garzón for several human rights violations.
c) In 2001, the French judge Roger Le Loire requested the arrest of Kissinger on a trip he made to Paris. He then wanted to ask Kissinger about the U.S. involvement in Operation Condor, as well as by the death of a French citizen during the Chilean dictatorship. Kissinger evaded that same night the French justice and he sneaked out of France.
d) In August 2001, Argentine Judge Rodolfo Canicoba sent a letter to the  U.S. State Department under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty requesting a statement from Kissinger to facilitate the investigation of the judge on Operation Condor. Apparently there was no response.
e) In September 2001, the family of General René Schneider, former commander of the Chilean military, initiated a civil action in federal court in Washington, DC, by claiming that Kissinger gave the agreement to murder Schneider because the General  had refused to endorse plans for a military coup against Allende. Schneider was killed by thugs under the command of General Robert Viaux in a failed kidnapping attempt.
f) On September 11, 2001, the 28th anniversary of the Pinochet coup, Chilean human rights  lawyers launched a criminal case against Kissinger, Pinochet, Hugo Banzer, former dictator of Bolivia, Jorge Rafael Videla, former dictator of Argentina and Alfredo Stroessner, former dictator of Paraguay, for Kissinger´s alleged role in Operation Condor. The lawsuit was filed by 15 victims of Operation Condor.
g) at the end of 2001, the Brazilian government canceled an invitation for Kissinger to give a speech in Sao Paulo, because the government could not guarantee immunity from prosecution.

The question for Rio Tinto is the following:  is not the remedy worse than the disease? Is a part of the deal non stop flights from U.S. to China?  READ MORE HERE. 

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