A five-man unofficial team left Paris today (Wednesday) for the Far East to investigate alleged United States war crimes.
Orly airport; Daly speaking (SOF)
DALY: On the question of our mission to Cambodia and Vietnam, this is the second mission set up by the War Crimes Tribunal travelling to South East Asia,and our main objective will be, at the invitation of the Cambodian government, to investigate allegations of frontier violations on the frontier between Cambodia and South Vietnam by, or allegedly by, American troops and American-supported troops of the Saigon regime, and on the western side of Cambodia on the frontier between Cambodia and Thailand. We shall also be investigating allegations of ill-treatment and torture of people whom we shall be seeing in the frontier area between Cambodia and South Vietnam. Thereafter we shall be proceeding, at the invitation of the North Vietnamese government, or with the agreement of the North Vietnamese government, to investigate allegation of civilian bombardment in Hanoi and in other areas in North Vietnam.
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Background: A five-man unofficial team left Paris today (Wednesday) for the Far East to investigate alleged United States war crimes.
The mission is being sent to Cambodia and North Vietnam by the 'War Crimes Tribunal' set up by Earl Russel to 'try' President Johnson for war crimes allegedly committed in the course of the conflict in South Vietnam.
The leader of the mission is a Scottish trade union official, Mr. Lawrence Daly. At Orly airport, he discussed his plans...