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US asked to begin criminal investigation following Bush publication
Amnesty International has urged a criminal investigation into the role of former US President George W Bush and other officials in the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" against detainees held in secret US custody.

In his memoirs, former President Bush has admitted to personal involvement in the authorisation of "water-boarding" and other techniques against detainees.

Claudio Cordone, Senior Director at Amnesty International said: "Under international law, the former President's admission to having authorized acts that amount to torture are enough to trigger the USA's obligations to investigate his admissions and if substantiated, to prosecute him."


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Nov 14th, 2010 at 10:20:41 AM EST
ThinkProgress » UN Torture Rapporteur: `Couldn't Be More Clear' That Waterboarding Is Torture, `Immoral and Illegal'
And yesterday, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez -- who was himself tortured by the Argentinean junta in the 1970s -- firmly stated that waterboarding is torture -- "immoral and illegal." In a radio interview with Mark Colvin of ABC News in Australia, Mendez said the legal memos authorizing waterboaring that Bush "hides behind" were "completely flawed," and that there isn't "any question" under international law that what Bush authorized was torture:


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Nov 15th, 2010 at 01:27:47 PM EST
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