Amnesty: Arrest George Bush during Africa trip

By REUTERS
December 1, 2011 23:16




NEW YORK - Amnesty International called on Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia on Thursday to arrest former US president George W. Bush for human rights violations when he visits Africa this month.

As president from 2001 to 2009, Bush authorized the use of water boarding and other interrogation techniques that Amnesty and other human rights groups consider torture.

"International law requires that there be no safe haven for those responsible for torture; Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia must seize this opportunity to fulfill their obligations and end the impunity George W. Bush has so far enjoyed," Matt Pollard, senior legal adviser, said in a statement.


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