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George W Bush Cancels Visit to Switzerland Over Fears he Could be Arrested

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The former President had been due to address a dinner next weekend.

Former US President George W Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland amid concerns he could be arrested.

The former leader had been due to speak at a charity gala, making the keynote speech at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner on February 12.

But human rights groups in the country have been calling for the Swiss government to arrest him over allegations he ordered the torture of prisoners.

Court officials have said criminal complaints against Mr Bush have been lodged in Geneva but Swiss officials said he would enjoy some diplomatic immunity as a former head of state.

Torture is a crime under international law and human rights experts say absolute prohibition is very clear.

Some left wing groups had called for a protest on the day of his visit.

Keren Hayesod’s organisers said they felt the atmosphere had become too threatening.

“We didn’t want to put people and property in Geneva at risk,” said the group’s lawyer Robert Equey.

“The gala is maintained but George Bush will not take part. The criminal complaints did not weigh in the decision,” he added.


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3 Responses to " George W Bush Cancels Visit to Switzerland Over Fears he Could be Arrested "

  1. noode US says:

    George W Bush is convicted as a War Criminal

    Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.

    The trial held in Kuala Lumpur heard harrowing witness accounts from victims of torture who suffered at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    They included testimony from British man Moazzam Begg, an ex-Guantanamo detainee and Iraqi woman Jameelah Abbas Hameedi who was tortured in the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.

    At the end of the week-long hearing, the five-panel tribunal unanimously delivered guilty verdicts against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and their key legal advisors who were all convicted as war criminals for torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.

    These motherf@#kers must be executed in public for claiming thousands of innocent lives in a War Crime.

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  2. Robert Laity says:

    The Bushes (Nazi background) and Obama (Islamic Supremacist)are at it (the Islamo-Nazi Agenda) again.

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  3. x mark says:

    if the crimanal complaint isnt the reason then what is.

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