Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Amnesty International on GTMO conditions:

Last month, Amnesty International issued a comprehensive report on conditions at the Guantánamo Bay prison camp. (Click here for a PDF version.)

In addition to the highlighting the profound injustice of indefinite detention and physical abuse, the report also makes note of the declining mental health of Guantánamo's inmates and the psychological damage caused by isolation.
The report's appendix (which we have posted here) outlines exactly how the United States can undo the damage caused by Guantánamo Bay: fair trials and an end to unlawful detentions. The appendix also stresses that the right of victims to seek reparations in U.S. courts should not be limited and that unlawfully detained prisoners should be speedily transferred to a safe location of their choosing and offered the option of asylum in the U.S.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What torture? Is this the torture that you claim is being carried out by the same people that behead women and children?

H. Candace Gorman said...

No.

Anonymous said...

Are the torture chambers that were discovered in Iraq this week not far worse than any treatment that the detainees are receiving in Cuba?

Anonymous said...

Are we torturing them by feeding them 4,200 calories a day?

H. Candace Gorman said...

In the next several weeks congress will be reviewing several different bills to restore habeas corpus. Please contact your senators and represenative and ask them to restore the great writ now.