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US asked to begin criminal investigation following Bush publication

US asked to begin criminal investigation following Bush publication 11 Nov 2010 Amnesty International has urged a criminal investigation into the role of former US President [sic] George W Bush and other officials in the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" against detainees held in secret US custody. In his memoirs, former President Bush has admitted to personal involvement in the authorisation of "water-boarding" and other techniques against detainees. Claudio Cordone, Senior Director at Amnesty International said: "Under international law, the former President's admission to having authorized acts that amount to torture are enough to trigger the USA's obligations to investigate his admissions and if substantiated, to prosecute him."