Swiss rights groups to protest Peres visit to the country

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    GENEVA, (PIC)-- More than 20 human rights groups in Switzerland will gather in the capital Geneva on Monday to protest a visit by Israeli President Shimon Peres to the country.

    They have been working to prosecute Peres over war crimes he committed in the 2008-2009 war on Gaza.

    Switzerland must refrain from receiving Peres, as the UN Goldstone report regarding the war on the Gaza Strip has accused Israeli leaders of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the wake of the killing of more than a 1,450 Palestinians, most of them children and women, within 22 days, Gharbi said.

    The announcement of Peres's planned visit came on Saturday when courts and government departments were closed for the weekend, so legal measures against Peres had not been taken, Gharbi explained, adding that the rights groups will put forth ”every effort” to prosecute Peres as a war criminal.

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    GENEVA, (PIC)-- A Switzerland-based rights group has petitioned for local courts to issue an arrest warrant against Shimon Peres as the Israeli president arrives Monday for a visit to the country.

    The Rights for All group has filed charges with the Swiss Attorney General to have Peres arrested for war crimes committed during the latest Israeli war on Gaza in 2008-2009.

    More than 20 rights groups have staged demonstrations Monday near the government headquarters in Geneva to protest Peres's visit to Switzerland.

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