07 Feb '11, 4am

Bush, haunted by ghost of Gitmo, calls off Swiss visit: GENEVA - Former United States President George W Bush ha...

GENEVA - Former United States President George W Bush has had to call off a trip to Switzerland next weekend amid planned protests by human rights groups over the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and the threat of a warrant for his arrest. The visit would have been Mr Bush's first to Europe since he admitted in his autobiography, Decision Points, in November that he had authorised the use of waterboarding on detainees at Guantanamo accused of links with Al Qaeda. Human rights campaigners said they would seek arrest warrants wherever Bush planned to travel outside the US. Amnesty International said yesterday that it had sent a detailed factual and legal analysis to Swiss prosecutors, claiming there was sufficient information to open a criminal investigation. THE GUARDIAN

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