BC stops attempt to prosecute Bush

British Columbia's Criminal Justice Branch has blocked a human rights group's shot at seeing former US president George W. Bush prosecuted for war crimes in Canada, reported the Canadian Press. The Canadian Centre for International Justice filed the private prosecution on Oct. 20. Mr. Bush was set to be in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey that day for a speaking engagement. A spokesperson for the Justice Branch said the proceedings were stayed because there was "no realistic prospect" the federal attorney general would give the okay.

Published: Wednesday, 10/26/2011 12:00 am EDT

British Columbia's Criminal Justice Branch has blocked a human rights group's shot at seeing former US president George W. Bush prosecuted for war crimes in Canada, reported the Canadian Press. The Canadian Centre for International Justice filed the private prosecution on Oct. 20. Mr. Bush was set to be in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey that day for a speaking engagement. A spokesperson for the Justice Branch said the proceedings were stayed because there was "no realistic prospect" the federal attorney general would give the okay.

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