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"Close Gitmo, says U.N. panel" report to be issued this week

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by elijah_lives, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. elijah_lives

    elijah_lives New Member

    Aug 12, 2005
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    NEW YORK -- A United Nations' inquiry will call for the immediate closure of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees.

    The article goes on to detail UN accusations of holding the prisoners at Gimo illegally, "'practices amounting to torture,'" including the force-feeding of inmates who go on hunger strike," and lack of access to detainees. It "will call for the Bush administration to ensure that all complaints of torture are investigated by U.S. criminal courts and that 'all perpetrators up to the highest level of military and political command are brought to justice.'"

    Get ready for another battle between the Bush admin and its opponents!

    Note to moderator(s): Don't know if this should be in this forum or the political forum. Please move it accordingly.