Canada Required to Arrest George Bush

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By Alison Henderson
Amnesty International is requiring Canada to arrest George W. Bush on accusations of torture, according to an Al-Jazeera report.

The former President is accused of authorizing "enhanced interrogation techniques" on detainees held by the Central Intelligence Agency, according to a National Post report.

Bush is scheduled to attend an economic summit in Surrey, Canada on October 20, according to the National Post report.

Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International's Canadian branch, told a press conference the group will pursue its case with the governments of other countries the former president might visit.

"Bringing to justice the people responsible for torture is central to that goal. It is the law... And no one, including the man who served as president of the world's most powerful nation for eight years can be allowed to stand above that law," Neve said.

A 1,000-page memorandum cites alleged torture of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay naval facility, in Afghanistan and in Iraq, by the US military, according to the National Post report.

Amnesty's case, outlined in its 1,000-page memorandum, relies on the public record, U.S. documents obtained through access to information requests, Bush's own memoir and a Red Cross report critical of the U.S.'s war on terror policies.

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