Denmark: Appointment of Israeli war criminal to ambassadorial post
16/08/2001: Carmi Gillon, former head of the Israeli General Security Service (Shin Bet), arrives in Denmark and is confirmed as Israel’s Ambassador to Denmark.
We continue to join efforts to protest against the confirmation of an Israeli war criminal as Israel’s Ambassador to Denmark. Al Haq has reported, that in his recent memoirs, Gillon admitted to giving directives that led to the torture of at least 320 Palestinian suspects who were held in detention by the Shin Bet. It is believed that one person died during an interrogation that was authorized by Gillon. Until September 1999, the General Security Service systematically tortured Palestinians during interrogations. The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims ‘urge the Danish Government to comply without delay with its obligations under the UN Convention against Torture and other relevant norms of international law, and to remind the Danish Government that it has the legal obligation, as a State Party to the Convention against Torture, to investigate Mr. Gillon for his role in grave violations of this Convention, and, if there is a sufficient case against him, to indict him for his crimes”.