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Canadians Seek Dick Cheney’s Arrest For War Crimes During Upcoming Visit

Posted By admin On October 30, 2013 @ 5:55 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Shadee Ashtari
The Huffington Post [1]
October 30, 2013

An international volunteer organization urged [2] Canadian authorities to arrest former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on war crimes charges when he visits the 2013 Toronto Global Forum [3] later this week.

Lawyers Against the War argued in a letter dated Sunday that Toronto Police Chief William Blair and Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen have a duty to arrest Cheney “as a person suspected on reasonable grounds of authorizing, counseling, aiding, abetting and failing to prevent torture.”

“Once Richard (Dick) Cheney enters Canada … Canada must ensure that Dick Cheney is either investigated and prosecuted for the indictable offence of torture in Canada or extradited to another country willing and able to do so,” Lawyers Against the War’s Gail Davidson wrote.

The letter contended that Toronto police are legally obligated to arrest Cheney to prevent him from “escaping to the United States.” The organization argued that Canadian law would legally allow authorities to do so:

Torture is also a crime under the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act. Once Dick Cheney enters Canada, the torture (both the torture he has admitted to authorizing and the torture that he is accused of) are deemed to have been committed in Canada …

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[1] The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/dick-cheney-canada-arrest_n_4175180.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

[2]  urged: http://www.lawyersagainstthewar.org/PolTor.pdf

[3] 2013 Toronto Global Forum: http://forum-americas.org/sites/default/files/documents/20131024-tgf2013-program.pdf

[4] Ron Paul Vs. Dick Cheney: ‘Dick Wants To Be A Dictator’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-vs-dick-cheney-dick-wants-to-be-a-dictator.html

[5] A Ticket to The Hague for Dick Cheney?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-ticket-to-the-hague-for-dick-cheney.html

[6] US accused of war crimes over torture methods: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-accused-of-war-crimes-over-torture-methods.html

[7] A Ticket to The Hague for Dick Cheney?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-ticket-to-the-hague-for-dick-cheney-2.html

[8] Tony Blair in citizen’s arrest scare as Brussels journalist tries to detain him over ‘war crimes’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tony-blair-in-citizens-arrest-scare-as-brussels-journalist-tries-to-detain-him-over-war-crimes.html

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