Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday askedthe governments of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to stop former U.S. president GeorgeW. Bush "for his involvement in torture" during avisit planned for this week.
As it did during Bush's trip to Canada in mid-October, Amnesty International said the former U.S. president is guilty of "crimes under international law", which implies that "there is no refuge for those responsible for torture."
The London-based organization has sent lettersto that effect to the Ministries of Justice of Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia, which Bushplans to visit from today until February 5 to draw attention to the fight against diseases such as AIDS , breast cancer and uterine cancer.
Former U.S. president arrived in Tanzania with his wife Laura and daughter Barbara to visit projects funded by the U.S. organization USAIDand its own foundation.
A month before Bush visited Ottawa, AI sent theSeptember 21 the Canadian government a memorandum detailing the alleged liability of Bush's human rights violations allegedly committed between 2002 and 2009 as part ofarrests secrets of the CIA.
Among the tests specified by AI is theadmission by Bush that authorizedwaterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques."