Posted by CODEPINK Staff
Canada’s Justice Department Reviews Torture Opponents' Request to Bar Dick Cheney or Prosecute Him
Former U.S. Vice President Richard (Dick) Cheney is scheduled to speak at the Toronto Global Forum, October 31, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event is hosted by the International Economic Forum of the Americas.
A letter was sent to Canada’s Prime Minister, Attorney General and Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Immigration urging them to either bar Dick Cheney from Canada as a person credibly accused of torture – or to arrest and prosecute him on arrival, as required by the Convention against Torture. For a complete copy of the letter submitted click here.
Canada’s Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Program is reviewing the request from Lawyers against the War that Canada arrest and prosecute Dick Cheney for torture if and when he enters the country.
Dick Cheney is still scheduled to appear. Anti-torture activists are scheduled to move forward in their plans to demonstrate against the former U.S. Vice President.
The Facebook page for the protest can be viewed here.