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George bush kukamatwa akiingia canada kwa uhalifu dhidi ya binadamu

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    TUJITEGEMEE JF-Expert Member

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    Vancouver , B.C. --
    An upcoming planned speaking engagement in Canada by former President George W. Bush is again generating a wave of protest.
    Bush is reportedly scheduled to speak on October 20[SUP]th[/SUP] at a gathering in Surrey , British Columbia hosted by Surrey Mayor Diane Watts. But Lawyers Against the War (LAW) says the Canadian government must either bar Bush at the border because of his alleged involvement in torture and other war crimes and crimes against humanity, or order his arrest when he enters Canada both to ensure he is prosecuted here or elsewhere, and to prevent him from returning to safe haven from prosecution in the United States.
    In an August 25 letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian Ministers of justice, immigration, public safety and foreign affairs, the group says "there is overwhelming evidence that George W. Bush ...aided and abetted and counseled the torture of non-Americans at U.S. controlled prisons outside the U.S. "

    The 7-page letter cites evidence of complicity in torture (and other crimes) from numerous international reports and authorities, including Bush himself: "In his 2010 memoirs, (Bush) admitted to authorizing the use of interrogation techniques that constitute torture such as water boarding."

    The letter goes on to spell out Canada 's "legal duty to deny safe haven from prosecution to anyone suspected on reasonable grounds of torture committed anywhere against any persons." This is a duty owed not just to Canadians but to all humankind. Barring entry is the first way that Canada can comply with this legal duty. However, once G.W. Bush enters the country, Canada must then act to ensure that George W. Bush is prosecuted for torture (and other crimes) by either prosecuting him in Canada or extraditing him to a country willing and able to prosecute. Canada ’s duty to prevent Mr. Bush from having safe haven from prosecution for the many crimes that he stands reasonably accused of, would require Canada to prevent him from returning to the United States .

    The August 25/11 letter is signed by Gail Davidson of LAW, and Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law.

    Professor Boyle has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales for extraordinary renditions, which include torture and enforced disappearances, both crimes under the Rome Statute for the ICC to which Canada is a party. Although theUS is not a party to the Rome Statute, the ICC has jurisdiction to prosecute Bush administration officials for extraordinary renditions carried out in states that are party to the Rome Statute. (See at footnote 9, page 4 of LAW’s August 25[SUP]th[/SUP] letter, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Secret detentions and illegal transfers of detainees involving council of Europe member states). Professor Boyle’s ICC Complaint played a decisive role in deterring Bush from going to Switzerland in February 2011 because he feared prosecution there.

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    mi nadhani ICC imewekwa kwa ajili ya waafrika tu!
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    icc no kwa Wa Africa na Warabu tu.

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    Mimi nadhani muda umefika sasa kwa nchi za Afrika kutazama upya mikataba yote ya kimataifa tuliyosaini ambayo ni kandamizi, baada ya kuitambua tunajitoa/tuinaivunja mara moja, tukianza na huu wa ICC.
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    Mkuu fikira zako nzuri,lakini ni kitu ambacho hakitawezekana kwa sababu sisi wa africa ni omba omba,na ukiwa omba omba unatakiwa unatakiwa kuwa
    huna sauti
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    Asante sana mkuu...
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    Umaskini huu watufanya tuwe watumwa wa wazungu.
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    Evidence of Torture

    Evidence of G.W. Bush's complicity in torture is overwhelming. As stated by Maj. General Antonio M. Taguba, author of the U.S. Army's 2004 internal report on Abu Ghraib,

    "… the Commander-in-Chief [Bush] and those under him authorized a systematic regime of torture…. After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts, and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current [Bush] administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account."[5]

    Many people aware of the evidence and the law have concluded that the available evidence establishes conclusively that George W. Bush and other members of the Bush Administration committed torture (and other war crimes and crimes against humanity) and therefore states now have a duty to condemn, investigate, prosecute and punish those crimes. Following are a sample of conclusions and remarks by a variety of such people. Comprehensive lists of evidence are readily available from a variety of sources and will be provided on request.

    In July 2004 the International Committee of the Red Cross concluded that the American military had used interrogation techniques tantamount to torture on prisoners in Guantánamo Bay.[6]

    In a February 2006 report, a group of UN experts concluded that sleep deprivation for several consecutive days, enforced isolation, the use of dogs, and exposure to extreme temperatures were all being used at Guantánamo Bay prison by US officials and that these interrogation methods met all five elements of torture (perpetrated by government official, had a clear purpose, committed intentionally, victims in a position of powerlessness and caused severe physical or mental pain or suffering.)[7]

    In May 2006, the UN Committee on Torture called on the US to close Guantánamo Bay prison, to eradicate the use of torture by military and civilian personnel and to rescind authority to use any interrogation method that constitutes torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.[8]

    In June 2007 the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly report by Senator Dick Marty concluded that

    "the CIA [the US Central Intelligence Agency] committed a whole series of illegal acts in Europe by abducting individuals, detaining them in secret locations and subjecting them to interrogation techniques tantamount to torture.[9]

    In December 2008 the US Senate Armed Services Committee concluded,

    "senior officials [Bush and others] in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees."[10]

    In January 2009 Manfred Nowak, then the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture said,

    "The evidence is sitting on the table…There is no avoiding the fact that this was torture… The government of the United States is required to take all necessary steps to bring George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld before a court."[11]

    [​IMG]In February 2009, UN Special Rapporteur Martin Scheinin reached the same conclusion,

    "…the United States has created a comprehensive system of extraordinary renditions, prolonged and secret detention, and practices that violate the prohibition against torture and other forms of ill-treatment….States must not aid or assist in the commission of acts of torture, or recognize such practices as lawful, …Under international human rights law, States are under a positive obligation to conduct independent investigations into alleged violations of the right to life, freedom from torture or other inhuman treatment, enforced disappearances or arbitrary detention, to bring to justice those responsible for such acts, and to provide reparations where they have participated in such violations."[12] (underlining added)

    On March 4 2009, then UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, on March 4, 2009 concluded,

    "The [Bush Administration] aggressions against Iraq and Afghanistan and their occupations constitute atrocities that must be condemned and repudiated by all who believe in the rule of law in international relations,"

    In May 2009 former Vice President Dick Cheney publicly stated that George W. Bush authorized the use of torture,

    " I mean it was a presidential-level decision. And the decision went to the president. He signed off on it."[13]

    In his 2010 memoirs, George W. Bush admitted to authorizing the use of interrogation techniques that constitute torture such as water boarding. [14]

    In February 2011 Bush cancelled a trip [15] to Switzerland because he faced the risk of prosecution for torture. Human Rights groups had called on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he entered the country citing Switzerland's legal obligations under CAT. The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, backed by many others-released and threatened to file a 45-page indictment backed up by a 2,500 page summary of evidence of Bush's role in authorizing, directing and supervising torture used at U.S. controlled prison including Bagram Afghanistan, Abu Ghraib, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay Cuba. [16]

    Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch commented, "I'm surprised he (Bush) would even consider visiting a country that has ratified the torture convention and which takes its responsibilities seriously."[17]

    In June 2011 Human Rights Watch published an extensive report concluding that members of the Bush administration had used torture and should be prosecuted. [18]


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    Bush, Blair found guilty of war crimes in Malaysia tribunal

    Mahi Ramakrishnan, Press TV, Kuala Lumpur
    Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:51PM GMT

    Former US president George Bush and his former counterpart Tony Blair were found guilty of war crimes by the The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal which held a four day hearing in the Malaysia.

    The five panel tribunal unanimously decided that Bush and Blair committed genocide and crimes against peace and humanity when they invaded Iraq in 2003 in blatant violation of international law.

    The judges ruled that war against Iraq by both the former heads of states was a flagrant abuse of law, act of aggression which amounted to a mass murder of the Iraqi people.

    In their verdict, the judges said that the United States, under the leadership of Bush, forged documents to claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

    They further said the findings of the tribunal be made available to members of the Rome Statute and the names of Bush and Blair be entered into a war crimes register.

    Both Bush and Blair repeatedly said the so-called war against terror was targeted at terrorists.

    Lawyers and human rights activists present here say the verdict by the tribunal is a landmark decision. And the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Foundation said it would lobby the International Criminal Court to charge former US president George Bush and Former British prime minister Tony Blair for war crimes.

    Source: PressTV - Bush, Blair found guilty of war crimes

    Nasikia Bush anataka kuja kukagua "miradi yake" nchini Tanzania. Sera zetu(Jamhuri ya Muungano ya Tanzania) za nje zikoje kuhusu watu wenye tuhuma kama hizi?
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    anakula bata huyo hawezi kukamatwa.
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    Good idea! but too theoretical to be implemented.