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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:40 AM
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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Calls for Prosecution of Bush on Torture
United Nations.- A top UN official is urging the new administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to prosecute former President George W. Bush and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, told a German television network that Bush and Cheney should be brought to trial for the torture of prisoners at Guantnamo Bay.

Manfred Nowak says prosecution is legally required, because the U.S. has ratified the UN convention on torture. Last month, a bipartisan Senate report accused Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials of direct responsibility for abuse and torture at Guantnamo and other U.S. prisons.

http://www.periodico26.cu/english/news_world/jan2009/bu...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 12:05 PM
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1. Me, too!
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 01:10 PM
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2. .prosecution is legally required, because the U.S. has ratified the UN convention on torture.
. . . says Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 01:13 PM
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