By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:14 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 01:16 BST, 4 May 2021
A Chinese newspaper has made a propaganda poster detailing the war crimes allegedly carried out by Australian troops in Afghanistan in an article calling for an international investigation into the atrocities.
The Global Times, a Communist Party mouthpiece, accused Aussie troops of 'crimes against humanity' during the nation's longest war which started in 2001.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
A four-year Australian Defence Force inquiry released in November 2020 reported evidence of 39 murders of civilians or prisoners by 25 Aussies serving in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2016.
A Chinese newspaper has made a propaganda poster (pictured) detailing the war crimes allegedly carried out by Australian troops in Afghanistan
The poster detailed some of the horrific allegations levelled against the troops in the Brereton Report, including the practice of 'blooding' where new recruits were allegedly forced to murder prisoners to get their first kill.
The Australian government has set up a special investigator to probe the allegations and troops involved face criminal charges and being stripped of medals.
But the Global Times said trials at the international criminal court in The Netherlands may be more appropriate.
'When the domestic trial model in Australia cannot work efficiently and sufficiently, the International Criminal Court may be a proper place to adjudicate on the cases of grave human rights violations,' it said.