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Malaysia rights group to hold symbolic war crimes trial for former US, UK leaders
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) will hold a symbolic four-day war crimes trial against former US president George W. Bush, former UK prime minister Tony Blair and other former US officials on charges in connection (More)
Canada rights group files torture complaint against Bush
The Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) on Thursday filed a complaint in the Surrey Provincial Court on behalf of four men against former US president George W. Bush on torture charges . Bush was in Surrey on Thursday to attend the S (More)
Rights groups urge Canada to arrest ex-US president Bush ahead of visit
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday urged the Canadian government to investigate and arrest former US president George W. Bush for his role in torture, ahead of his travel to an economic summit in British Colombi (More)
Rights groups file Canadian indictment against Bush for torture
Two rights organizations filed an indictment [text, PDF; case materials] against former US president George W Bush with the Canada Department of Justice on Thursday accusing him of commissioning a torture program during his time in office. The Ce (More)
Federal judge allows a US intelligence officer's torture suit against Rumsfeld
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld can be sued by a former US military contractor who claims he was tortured while imprisoned in Iraq. The man, whose identity (More)
HRW urges probe of Bush administration torture allegations
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to begin a criminal investigation into alleged detainee abuses authorized by former US president George W. Bush following the 9/11 terrorist attacks . In a report entitled "Getti (More)
DOJ to investigate 2 overseas detainee deaths
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he would continue investigating the deaths of two detainees who died during interrogations by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) . Former attorney general Michael Mukasey had appointed Ass (More)
Rights groups urge Bush prosecution under torture convention
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Human Rights (ECCHR) on Monday urged the signatory states of the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT) to pursue criminal charges against former US president George W. Bush . Th (More)
No charges to be filed in CIA videotape destruction case: DOJ
No criminal charges will be brought against Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials for destroying videotapes of controversial interrogations of terror suspects during the Bush administration, a federal prosecutor announced Tuesday. US Depar (More)
No criminal charges over 2006 US Attorney firings: DOJ
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that no criminal charges will be brought against Bush administration officials for the firing of nine US Attorneys [NYT backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in 2006. In a letter sent from Assist (More)