29 July 2006

Close the American Gulags

I have only two things to say about this story: it's about time and what's wrong with the US people--why aren't they stepping to demand that their government close American gulags?

[excerpt] A UN human rights body on Friday called on the U.S. to close any "secret detention" facilities it was operating. In a 12-page report, the Committee said that the secret jails authorized by the U.S. were against the international law and that the International Committee of the Red Cross must be given access to prisoners held in the war on terrorism. The report published Friday condemned the Bush administration for human right abuses saying that the United States appeared to have been detaining people "secretly and in secret places for months and years".


CyberKitten said...

I have a feeling that the present US Administration couldn't care less about International Law - as it has shown time & again over the past 6 years.

I also have a feeling that they're not going to start caring now...

Anonymous said...

Off that topic, but a must read I am asking people to look at is an interview with Steven Green conducted 3 weeks before his rape/murders in Iraq. It's in today's WaPo Outlook section and is as chilling as you might imagine.