Friday, August 22, 2008

CCR Victory at International Commission on Human RIghts

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Moves to
Halt Torture at Guantanamo:
Orders Medical Treatment and End to Abusive
Interrogations for Detainee Djamel Ameziane

Commission Issues Urgent Precautionary Measures
in First Petition by Guantánamo Prisoner

August 21, 2008, New York - Late yesterday afternoon,
the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
issued urgent precautionary measures to protect
Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian citizen held by the
United States at Guantanamo Bay for more than
six years. Mr. Ameziane has suffered various forms
of torture and abuse during his imprisonment,
including extended solitary confinement and a
form of waterboarding, and needs a third country
to offer him protection in order
to leave Guantanamo safely.
Mr. Ameziane is currently seeking resettlement i
in Canada, where he resided for five
years prior to his detention.

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