Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Torture victims initiate private prosecution of Bush on arrival in Canada

Torture Victims to Initiate Private Prosecution against George W. Bush on his Arrival in Canada
Global Research
Canadian Government Has Legal Obligation under UN Convention Against Torture to Prosecute Alleged Perpetrators of Torture, Rights Groups Say
Prominent Individuals and Organizations Sign on in Support

SURREY, BC -- (Oct. 19, 2011) Tomorrow, four individuals who allege they were tortured during George W. Bush’s tenure as president of the United States will lodge a private prosecution in Provincial Court in Surrey, British Columbia against the former president, who is due to visit Canada for a paid speaking engagement at the Surrey Regional Economic Summit on October 20. The four men will take this step after repeated calls to the Canadian Attorney General to open a torture investigation of George Bush went unanswered. Human rights groups and prominent individuals will sign on in support of the effort.
The four men, Hassan bin Attash, Sami el-Hajj, Muhammed Khan Tumani and Murat Kurnaz, each endured years of inhumane treatment including beatings, chaining to cell walls, being hung from walls or ceilings while handcuffed, lack of access to toilets, sleep, food and water-deprivation, exposure to extreme temperatures, sensory overload and deprivation, and other horrific and illegal treatment while in U.S. custody at military bases in Afghanistan and/or at the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay.
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http://theglobalrealm.com/2011/10/19/torture-victims-to-initiate-private-prosecution-against-george-w-bush-on-his-arrival-in-canada/

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