Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bush cancels Switzerland trip, charges of torture loom


Amnesty International: Bush faces torture charges

Amnesty: Anywhere in the world that he travels, President Bush could face investigation and potential prosecution for his responsibility for torture and other crimes in international law, particularly in any of the 147 countries that are party to the UN Convention against Torture.
6 February 2011
By Amnesty International
Former US president George W. Bush has cancelled a planned visit to Geneva on February 12, according to reports in the Tribune de Genève newspaper. The cancellation comes ahead of expected protests and possible legal action against the former president.
On Friday, Amnesty International sent Genevoise and Swiss federal prosecutors a detailed factual and legal analysis of President Bush’s criminal responsibility for acts of torture he is believed to have authorised. Amnesty International concluded that Switzerland had enough information to open a criminal investigation against the former president.
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/president-bush-cancels-visit-switzerland-2011-02-06

Quigley: Why Bush could be charged in Switzerland and why he ducked out
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/02/07-6

2 comments:

cray-Z said...

outlaw
outcast

eduardo said...

Where are the weapons of mass destruction?