Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Disappeared and the Tortured

Will any of it be left after Bush?

from Human Rights Watch ...
US: Secret CIA Prisoners Still Missing
Washington Should Reveal Fate of People ‘Disappeared’ by US
(New York, February 27, 2007) –

The US government should account for all the missing detainees once held by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Human Rights Watch (http://www.hrw.org/ ) said in a report released today.
The 50-page report, “Ghost Prisoner: Two Years in Secret CIA Detention,” contains a detailed description of a secret CIA prison from a Palestinian former detainee who was released from custody last year. Human Rights Watch has also sent a public letter to US President George W. Bush requesting information about the fate and whereabouts of the missing detainees. More atHuman Rights Watch--http://hrw.org/english/docs/2007/02/26/usint15408.htm
This isn’t American. This isn’t who we are or what we’re about. This is just wrong; something unholy; a cancer. Congress must start investigations on this immediately, to go along with all the other investigations of detainees and prisoners, how they are treated and their housing.
more on torture…..
"Freedom from torture is an inalienable human right, and we are committed to building a world where human rights are respected and protected by the rule of law…Throughout the world, there are many who have been seeking to have their voices heard, to stand up for their right to freedom, and to break the chains of tyranny. Too many of those courageous women and men are paying a terrible price for their brave acts of dissent. Many have been detained, arrested, thrown in prison, and subjected to torture by regimes that fail to understand that their habits of control will not serve them well in the long-term."
George W. Bush June 26, 2005
America the Beautiful – 2006

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