George Bush should be investigated for torture conspiracy

George Bush should be investigated for torture conspiracy
Updated 01 December 2015

George Bush should be investigated for torture conspiracy

George Bush should be investigated for torture conspiracy

WASHINGTON: Former President George W. Bush and a raft of senior US officials from his administration should be investigated for conspiracy to torture and for other crimes, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
In a scathing report, the international rights group decries the lack of prosecutions of those involved in the Central Intelligence Agency’s secret program to torture detainees in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
It said there is enough evidence for the attorney general to order criminal probes.
The 153-page report outlines evidence to support the main criminal charges that could be brought against those behind what is referred to so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques, and challenges claims that prosecutions are impossible.
“US officials who created, authorized and implemented the CIA program should be among those investigated for conspiracy to torture as well as other crimes,” the report summary states.