HRW urges Biden to not let Trump off

The Human Rights Watch has urged incoming US president Joe Biden to let prosecutors move criminal cases against Donald Trump to show that even presidents are not above the law. – EPA pic, January 13, 2021.

US president-elect Joe Biden should allow the prosecution of his predecessor for alleged crimes, Human Rights Watch said today, warning that just moving forward would be “a huge mistake”.

Once Biden takes office on January 20, he should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors wanting to hold Donald Trump to account for various crimes in the name of trying to unify the country, HRW executive director Kenneth Roth told AFP.

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