Monday, February 13, 2006

UN inquiry demands immediate closure of Guantanamo

Go read this whole story and tell me why we are still part of this failed orginization.

By Con Coughlin,
Defence and Security Editor in New York
(Filed: 13/02/2006)

A United Nations inquiry has called for the immediate closure of America's Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees.
The UN Human Rights Commission report, due to be published this week, concludes that Washington should put the 520 detainees on trial or release them.

It calls for the United States to halt all "practices amounting to torture", including the force-feeding of inmates who go on hunger strike.
The report wants the Bush administration to ensure that all allegations of torture are investigated by US criminal courts, and that "all perpetrators up to the highest level of military and political command are brought to justice".

An al-Qaeda terrorist packs his clothes at Guantanamo Bay, while a political activist slowly expires from torture endured at a Zimbabwe jail. The first is a plotter of mass murder, the second a democracy advocate in a nation that sits on the UN Human Rights Commission. Which is the UN the most concerned with?

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