Devoutly To Be Wished

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Abby Zimet

 

Today, the ninth anniversary of the day George Bush decided that the Geneva Conventions did not apply to "enemy combatants," two torture victims filed legal complaints asking that Swiss officials investigate Bush for war crimes. Bush is safe for now, having scrapped plans for a Switzerland visit. But activists say an indictment is waiting for him. The welcome message: "Be careful in your travel plans."

"The reach of the Convention Against Torture is wide - this case is prepared and will be waiting for him wherever he travels next. Torturers, even if they are former presidents of the United States, must be held to account and prosecuted. Impunity for Bush must end." - Katherine Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights.

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