WikiLeaks: Krigen mot terror
Posted by Fredsvenn den oktober 26, 2012
Starting today, Thursday, 25th October 2012, WikiLeaks begins releasing the ’Detainee Policies’: more than 100 classified or otherwise restricted files from the United States Department of Defense covering the rules and procedures for detainees in U.S. military custody. Over the next month, WikiLeaks will release in chronological order the United States’ military detention policies followed for more than a decade. The documents include the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of detention camps in Iraq and Cuba, interrogation manuals and Fragmentary Orders (FRAGOs) of changes to detainee policies and procedures. A number of the ’Detainee Policies’ relate to Camp Bucca in Iraq, but there are also Department of Defense-wide policies and documents relating to Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and European U.S. Army Prison facilities.
Suzanne Nossel, Amnesty International USA executive director issued the following statement in response to the latest release of U.S. military detention policy documents by Wikileaks:
– Suzanne Nossel, Amnesty International USA executive director issued the following statement in response to the latest release of U.S. military detention policy documents by Wikileaks:
“These documents underscore the need for a thorough accounting of the U.S. government’s handling of detainees. Despite some reform and the Obama administration’s rhetoric, human rights violations under the guise of national security continue –including detention without charge, unfair military commission trials and impunity for torture.
“The constant drip of disturbing revelations, without a full and impartial investigation and accountability, becomes the responsibility of not only the leaders during the time the abuses were committed, but also the current leaders, who subsequently turned a blind eye to the mountains of evidence and the obligation to mount such an investigation.
“To truly demonstrate that the Obama administration is genuinely committed to human rights and to the rule of law, the veil needs to be lifted from the secrecy that has obscured human rights abuses from public scrutiny, and shielded those responsible from accountability.
“If there is no accountability for past crimes, it sends the message that some people are above the law, and it makes it more likely that the crimes will continue to be committed.”
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