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February 7, 2011
CCR Announces Bush Indictment for Convention Against Torture Signatory States
Today, on the ninth anniversary of the day former president George W. Bush decided the
The Bush Torture Indictment is based on two criminal complaints that were to be filed today in
In a victory for our efforts to make sure torturers know they are not above the law, and that there are no safe havens, Bush canceled his trip to Switzerland rather than face the possibility of prosecution for torture. We will make sure the Bush Torture Indictment is waiting for him wherever he travels next.
Watch Bush admit he authorized torture and say he would do it again in this televised interview on NBC.
Learn more about the Bush Torture Indictment by visiting CCR's case page. Also learn about our other efforts in
Bush visit to
cancelled over security fears Switzerland
Sunday, 6 February 2011
A visit to Switzerland by the former US president George W Bush planned for this week has been cancelled due to security concerns after left-wing groups called for mass protests and rights activists proposed legal action against him for allegedly ordering the torture of terrorism suspects.
Mr Bush's spokesman, David Sherzer, said the former president was informed by the United Israel Appeal that his speech on Saturday in
Protest organisers had called for participants to each bring a shoe to the rally outside the
Mr Equey told the Tribune that attempts by human-rights groups to submit legal complaints against Mr Bush to Swiss prosecutors had not played a part in the decision to cancel the visit.
Human rights groups including Amnesty International and the Center for Constitutional Rights had planned to ask Swiss prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against Mr Bush over the admission that he authorised the waterboarding of terrorism suspects.
"Whatever Bush or his hosts say, we have no doubt he cancelled his trip to avoid our case," the Center for Constitutional Rights, and others, said in a statement.
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