Sunday, November 20, 2005

Activists Blast U.S. on Prisons

from the Washington Post:
Human rights workers and 20 former inmates at Guantanamo Bay and other U.S. terror-suspect prisons abroad convened a conference here Friday to bring new pressure on Washington to end what they called systematic torture and unjustified detention.

'Torture should have been kept where it belonged, in the 16th century, instead of being imported into the 21st,' said Irene Khan, secretary general of Amnesty International, which is co-hosting the meeting. Ten other foreign prisoners will testify by videotape, in what organizers call the largest gathering ever of former Guantanamo prisoners and prisoners' families."

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