Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Amnesty accuses US over 'torture'

BBC NEWS | Europe | Amnesty accuses US over 'torture': "In its wide-ranging review of 131 countries and five world regions, Amnesty International said the US government's selective disregard for international law and reported abuses of detainees was sending a 'permissive signal to abusive governments'.

'The US, as the unrivalled political, military and economic hyper-power, sets the tone for governmental behaviour worldwide,' she said.

The UN Commission of Human Rights has become a forum for horse-trading on human rights
Irene Khan
Amnesty International

'When the most powerful country in the world thumbs its nose at the rule of law and human rights, it grants a licence to others to commit abuse with impunity.'"

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