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PressTV - AI wants Bush on trial over torture

PressTV - AI wants Bush on trial over torture: "The London-based Amnesty International (AI) has called for a criminal investigation into former US President George W. Bush's admission of torture.


The rights group's call comes after Bush confirmed in his recently released memoirs, Decision Points, that he authorized the use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques' against detainees held in secret US custody.

Exactly six days after the September 11 attacks, Bush authorized the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to set up secret detention facilities outside the US.

Amnesty claims multiple human rights violations were committed against detainees in the name of the so-called 'war on terror.'

Additionally, in an 8 November 2010 interview with Matt Lauer on NBC, Bush stated that he had authorized the use of 'water boarding' and other 'enhanced interrogation techniques' against alleged 'high-value detainees.' During the interview, Bush focused on …