Investigate Bush’s war crimes, Canadian lawyers say


This video from the USA says about itself:

War Crimes and the White House: The Bush Administration’s Cover-Up of the Dasht-e-Leili Massacre

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has issued a call for a criminal probe in the wake of a major New York Times story by James Risen with new evidence that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2002. (“U.S. Inaction Seen After Taliban P.O.W.s Died” – NYTimes.com http://bit.ly/wHwpc )

From Lawyers Against The War in Canada:

Lawyers Against the War (LAW) request RCMP to investigate George W. Bush for War Crimes

W is reported to be planning to visit Calgary, Alberta on or before March 17, 2009

by Lawyers against the War

LAW sent the attached letter today to the RCMP War Crimes Program requesting them to:

begin an investigation of George W. Bush for aiding, abetting and counseling torture between November 13, 2001 and November 2008 at Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Bagram prison in Afghanistan and other places; and, advise the Prime Minister, Attorney General of Canada and Ministers of Immigration and Public Safety that the George W. Bush administration is a “government that has engaged in torture and other war crimes and crimes against humanity and therefore G.W. Bush, as former President, is also inadmissible under section 35(1)(b) of the IRPA.

Lawyers Against the War
Tel: +1 604 738-0338
Fax: +1 604 736-1175 Email: law@portal.ca

Website: www.lawyersagainstthewar.org

LAWYERS AGAINST THE WAR

Canada 1 877 662 7344

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Officer in charge, RCMP War Crimes Section

110 Place d’Orléans, Room 2200,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R2

VIA FACSIMILE: (613) 590-2130

Attention Officer in Charge of RCMP War Crimes Section;

George W. Bush is reported to be planning to visit Calgary Alberta on or before March 17, 2009 as a guest of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

We are writing to report that:

-George W. Bush, former President of the United States and Commander is Chief of the Armed Forces, is inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), section 35(1)(a) because of overwhelming evidence that he has ‘committed, outside Canada, torture and other offences referred to in sections 4 to 7 of the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act (CAHWC); and,

– the George W. Bush Administration has engaged in “systematic or gross human rights violations, or a war crime or a crime against humanity within the meaning of subsections 6(3) to (5) of the CAHWC. We request that the RCMP War Crimes Section immediately take the following steps:

– begin an investigation of George W. Bush for aiding, abetting and counseling torture between November 13, 2001 and November 2008 at Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Bagram prison in Afghanistan and other places; and,

– advise the Prime Minister, Attorney General of Canada and Ministers of Immigration and Public Safety that the George W. Bush administration is a “ government that has engaged in torture and other war crimes and crimes against humanity and therefore G.W. Bush, as former President, is also inadmissible under section 35(1)(b) of the IRPA.

Overwhelming evidence of these allegations against both G.W. Bush and the Bush Administration is widely available. These allegations have triggered Canada’s duty to act to use all legal means to ensure the appropriate investigations, remedies and responses. Canada’s international legal duties specifically prohibit treating these acts as legal, as ignoring the IRPA and allowing Bush into Canada would do.

Ex-Bush Official Willing to Testify Bush, Cheney Knew Gitmo Prisoners Innocent: here.

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