Friday, February 24, 2006

Re Guantanamo Bay: Back the UN Human Rights Commission report, recommending that the US try all the detainees, or free them without further delay

Sudan Watch Intermission for this important notice.

Today, the UK's Independent tells us the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has launched a passionate attack on President George Bush, saying his administration's refusal to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay camp reflected "a society that is heading towards George Orwell's Animal Farm".
Dr Sentamu, the Church of England's second in command, urged the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) to take legal action against the US - through the US courts or the International Court of Justice at The Hague - should it fail to respond to a report, by five UN inspectors, advising that Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay should be shut immediately because prisoners there are being tortured.
Click here to see statement by Dr Sentamu on Guantanamo Bay.

Archbishop of York

Photo: The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu [photo: John Giles/PA]

Note Feb 17 2006 BBC report: Tutu calls for Guantanamo closure

Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay

Photo: Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay. Only a handful of the approximately 500 detainees have been tried. (BBC)

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