06 Feb '11, 12am

terrorism watch Bush's Swiss visit off after complaints on torture: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - For... terrorismwatch.org

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Former US President George W. Bush, under fire from human rights group over allegations of ordering torture, has canceled a visit to Switzerland where he was to address a Jewish charity gala. Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod's annual dinner on February 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country. Criminal complaints against Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials say, and several human rights groups signaled that they were poised to take further legal action this week. Swiss officials have said that Bush would still enjoy a certain diplomatic immunity as a former head of state. Leftist groups had also called for a protest on the day of his visit. Keren Hayesod organizers felt the atmosphere had become to...

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