[Marxism] Fw: [SocialistProject] Fw: Court date to be set for Torture Charges against Bush

Richard Fidler rfidler at cyberus.ca
Fri Dec 3 07:42:02 MST 2004


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From: "Glasbeek" <glasbeek at yorku.ca>
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| Court date to be set for Torture Charges against Bush
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| From: Lawyers Against The War
| To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
| Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 8:20 PM
| Subject: LAW Member Notice: Notice for circulation will follow
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| Court date to be set for Torture Charges against Bush
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| Thursday, December 2, 2004
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| Lawyers against the War applied today to have the torture charges
| against George Bush  set before a judge to determine whether a
| summons or warrant should issue.   A date will be set in BC
| Provincial Court, Criminal Division, at Vancouver on Monday December
| 6th 2004.
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| Torture charges against Bush were laid November 30th 2004 by Gail
| Davidson, co-chair of Lawyers against the War--LAW, under provisions
| enacted pursuant to the U.N. Convention against Torture, ratified by
| Canada in 1987 and the United States in 1994.  The charges concern
| the well known abuses of prisoners held by US Armed Forces in the Abu
| Ghraib prison in Iraq and the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba.
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| Because Bush is not a Canadian citizen the consent of the Attorney
| General of Canada is required within 8 days in order for the
| prosecution to continue.
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| LAW has requested that Attorney General of Canada, Irwin Cotler
| review the evidence upon which the charges are based before deciding
| whether to consent to the prosecution.
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| Canada has a duty under the Convention against Torture to 'take
| effective measures to prevent torture'.
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| LAW is an international group of jurists and others based in Canada
| with members in 14 countries.
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|  Notice to LAW members
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| Let us know if you want to help
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| Michael Mandel, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University,
| 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3. Tel: 416 736-5039, Fax:
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| 416-736-5736, Email: MMandel at osgoode.yorku.ca
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| Gail Davidson, Tel: 604 738 0338; Fax: 604 736 1175, Email:
| law at portal.ca
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