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Bush should be investigated by Canada for crimes under international law, says Amnesty International

    October 07, 2011

    The government of Canada has an obligation to start an investigation into former US President George W. Bush’s alleged involvement in, and responsibility for crimes under international law, including torture, while he is visiting Canada on 20 October, says Amnesty International. A memorandum, that has been given to the government, will be made public at a press conference in the Charles Lynch Theatre, Centre Block, House of Commons on Wednesday 12 October at 10:30 a.m.

     
    Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada (English branch) and Beatrice Vaugrante, Director General of the Francophone branch of Amnesty International Canada, will present the details of the extensive submission outlining the responsibilities of the Canadian government. The submission asserts that Canada must investigate the role of the former US President in these crimes and secure his presence in Canada during that investigation.

    Speakers:    Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada (English branch)
                          Beatrice Vaugrante, Director General, Amnesty International Canada
                          (Francophone branch)

    Time:          10:30 a.m. Wednesday 12 October 

    Location:   The Charles Lynch Theatre
                        130 S Centre Block, House of Commons
     

    John Tackaberry,
    Media Relations,
    Amnesty International Canada
    613-744-7667, ext 236

    Beth Berton-Hunter,
    Media Relations,
    Amnesty International Canada
    416-363-9933, ext. 332

    Anne Sainte-Marie
    Responsable des Communications
    AI Canada francophone
    (514)766-9766#230